The Benefits of Lemon Water

Last month I came across an article that discussed the morning habits of successful people. I was pleased to see that I already engage in most of the listed activities, including exercising and setting daily goals.

Preparing Lemon Water

Preparing Lemon Water

One listed activity that I had not considered is drinking lemon water. In addition to providing nutrients such as potassium, vitamin C, and antioxidants, the article noted that drinking lemon water as soon as you wake up spikes energy levels physically and mentally; and improves the nutrient absorption in your stomach and gives you a steady, natural energy buzz that lasts throughout the day.

The Benefits are Many

Further reading, at Daily Natural Remedies, revealed additional benefits of drinking lemon water.

9 Benefits of Lemon Water

Final Thoughts

The wife and I have adopted the habit of drinking a warm cup of lemon water – occasionally adding fresh squeezed oranges – first thing in the morning. As suggested, we drink the water on an empty stomach to ensure full absorption. As the weather has turned a little cooler here in Arizona, a warm cup of lemon water is the perfect drink before we head out for our morning run or to walk the dogs. We find that it does boost energy levels that serves us well later in the day.

Drink Well. Live Well.



Blogger-in-Chief here at RetirementSavvy and author of Sin City Greed, Cream City Hustle and RENDEZVOUS WITH RETIREMENT: A Guide to Getting Fiscally Fit.


  1. Thanks for the reminder, James. I definitely need to drink more water but I lack the motivation. Some fresh lemon in water before my first cup of coffee might do the trick. Plus it will add a nice scent to the kitchen.

  2. Thanks for this great and easy tip James. Anything that gets you feeling better in the morning is worth consideration! Glad to hear you are seeing the results, I will have to give it a try.

    • Looking forward to hearing your thoughts once you’ve had a chance to try it for a few weeks. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. So interesting! My brother does this everyday too. I have lemon water during the day but I never thought of it in the morning. I may have to do that before my coffee (I can’t give that up at this point!)

    • Yep, I have mine before my smoothie and coffee. The typical morning is warm lemon water, run or walk the dogs, fruit/vegetable smoothie, and then my coffee just before leaving for work.

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