Benefits of Lemon Water 1. Aids Digestion The biggest lemon water benefit may be the water's temperature, not the lemon. Warm water first thing in the morning can rehydrate and flush the digestive system.

2. A Natural Flush The liver is extremely active during sleep since this is the body’s time to restore and regenerate. Drinking enough water, especially in the morning, helps make sure that the body can perform these jobs most effectively.

3. Immune System Boost From Vitamin C Lemons contain vitamin C (read up on the benefits here)… not a spectacularly high amount, but 30-50 milligrams per lemon. They also contain potassium.

4. Happier Skin By helping flush the body and improve digestion, lemon water can lead to cleaner skin. It also contains vitamin C which is needed for collagen production for smooth, healthy skin.

5. Healthy Weight There is evidence that drinking water, especially lemon water, first thing in the morning can help maintain a healthy weight.

Things Lemon Water Won’t Do -Some foods may leave an acid or alkaline ash in the body. True, but this only affects urine pH, not blood pH. -

-Claims that lemon water can flush "toxins" without defining what they are or how the process works are overblown.

-Many of the same articles that claim lemon water alkalizes the body also claim it prevents cancer. -While water or lemon water in the morning can help with alertness and focus, there's no evidence that it increases IQ over time.