Drinking Lemon Water: The Pros

Nov 18, 2020

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There are so many weight loss strategy trends floating around the internet that it is almost impossible to try all of them. And even though there are testimonials stating how good each one of them is, we are still unable to believe that all of them are the miraculous techniques that will “definitely!” make you lose weight.

In our articles “Popular Detox Diets 1” and “Popular Detox Diets 2” we compiled the pros and cons of the 4 most popular detox diets trending now. This time we decided to focus on a specific weight loss technique practiced by athletes, models and ordinary people, who swear by its properties. WARM WATER WITH LEMON. Sounds too simple to be true, but maybe that’s the key!

To find out whether or not this technique will support your weight loss in Brooksville, we have made a list of pros and cons, followed by our recommendation. In this article we will give you a detailed explanation of the most important pros. Our next article will tackle the myths, explain the cons and provide our opinion.


  • Vitamin C Boost (alongside potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium)

Wellness Mama explains that lemons are rich sources of Vitamin C, around 30-50 milligrams per lemon, which boosts the function of the immune system. Lemons contain minerals, such as potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, too. Drinking lemon water in the morning allows these to absorb effectively.

  • Detox

During sleep our body, especially the liver, works extremely hard to restore and regenerate. Therefore, drinking a glass, or two of lemon water first thing in the morning ensures that the body regenerates properly.

  • Healthy Weight

A study conducted in Germany by M.Boschmann, MD, and his colleagues shows that drinking enough water boosts your metabolism. summarise their results into: “After drinking approximately 17 ounces of water, the subjects’ metabolic rates — or the rate at which calories are burned — increased by 30% for both men and women. The increases occurred within 10 minutes of water consumption and reached a maximum after about 30 to 40 minutes.”

Our Hernando Beach Dietitian believes that having an active metabolism is one of the key factors in successfully achieving your weight loss goals.

  • Supports Digestion

During sleep we don’t drink or eat for about 8 hours – we just repair and regenerate. Therefore, giving your body sufficient water and some nutrients first thing in the morning guarantees a boost to your body and mind. So, you can start your day with a glass of lemon water to feel more energetic – ready for the day ahead!

  • Antibacterial properties

The Edison Institute of Nutrition explains that lemons have a natural antibacterial property. Therefore, they not only help fight against infections, but also many skin problems. It is a popular remedy for acne, rashes, wrinkles, dark spots and many more.

So far, drinking lemon water, especially in the morning, seems like safe and beneficial thing to do. BUT, before you start juicing your lemon, read our next article, which will debunk the myths and explain the cons!

Find out more about our Hernando Beach Dietitian

Our highly qualified weight loss experts at Batista Weight loss and Wellness: Susan West-Opyoke, RDLD; John Batista, M.D.; Stephanie, M.A; and Valerie, Office Staff, together have decades of experience working with weight loss patients. They are passionate about promoting healthy living through their astonishing customized weight loss programs, which are clinically more developed – thanks to Dr. Batista.

At Batista Weight loss and Wellness we believe that successful weight loss depends on two factors – the knowledge about how to lose weight and following through on your weight loss plan. And our experts will guide you all throughout the process by providing you with a customized weight loss plan, and regular face-to-face interaction and motivation.

To create your own customized weight loss plan with us and achieve sustainable weight loss in Brooksville don’t hesitate to contact us on (352) 600-3476 or drop us a visit at our clinic: 443 Mariner Blvd, Spring Hill, FL 34609, USA.

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