CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


Warm lemon water

What's the deal with people drinking warm water with lemon? What is is supposed to do for you that cold plain water doesn't?

Wed. Jul 12, 2:40am

Add comment  
It's a laxitive. Usually used in detoxing. It helps the colon out and brings the toxins out of your body. The temperature of the water helps the body out so it doesn't have to work so hard to make it the temp the body needs it to be, and also warm because it helps work out the toxins easier.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 8:06 AM

Add comment
laxitive, really? is it the lemon?

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 10:01 AM

Add comment
Laxative or Diuretic?

I thought lemon was actually a diuretic, like apple cider vinegar?

Best to look this one up...

Lemon water used to be the rage with diets back in the day. I remember it was required on the Diet Center diet (early 80's?)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 10:21 AM

Add comment
My acupuncturist told me that it helps to clear mucous out of your system and get your digestive tract activated for the day, so recommended it in the morning. I've never gotten to the point of enjoying it though, so stopped doing it unless I have a cold of some sort.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 10:49 AM

Add comment
here is an address for The World's Healthiest Foods website, specifically, the lemons/limes section. interesting stuff!

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=27

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 11:04 AM

Add comment
The sour taste can also help take the edge off a craving for sweets.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 11:11 AM

Add comment
I'd say it's a laxitive. I always have laxitive like symptoms after having the lemon water.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 12:33 PM

Add comment
i don't think lemon is a laxative-otherwise lemonade would cause that effect on millions every summer! however-lemon is an antiseptic and it helps clean out impurities and toxins in your system. that is why a lot of people on "cleanses" drink it. i'm not sure about drinking it warm though-i've never heard that.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 1:21 PM

Add comment
Op here, I guess it couldn't hurt to try it. I would like to be more regular, and adding lemon to the water I'm trying to drink during the day couldn't hurt. Getting warm water is more difficult at work, I guess I could mix it with some hot water (we have a cold and hot spout on our water bottle dispenser.)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 1:24 PM

Add comment
lemon water

lemon water is very common in India, I think the lemon helps to purify the water. At least three detox books I have read recently advise drinking lemon water first thing in the morning, as it helps to detoxify the system. I drink it in an attempt to find something to wake up with other than coffee. Not much success thus far.

Sunday, April 22, 2007, 1:58 PM

Add comment
lemon is not a laxative-but it helps cleanse the liver of toxins, and helps with kidney function. i'm not sure why people drink it with warm water.

Sunday, April 22, 2007, 5:15 PM

Add comment
You drink it with warm water to make it easier on your body. The body doesn't have to work to warm up the water thus making it easier for your body to pass through onto where its needed

Saturday, May 19, 2007, 10:57 PM

Add comment
it is very true that it helps release mucous. I can testify to that. it also helps with gas!!!

Saturday, May 19, 2007, 11:34 PM

Add comment
Warm Lemon Water

Well I'm going to try that too.....I also can use all the help I can get and if this helps detox and crubs sweets.....I'm all for it.....Lemons on my shopping list for this week......Thanks I love this site I've learn so much in the two weeks I've been here.

Thursday, May 24, 2007, 7:31 AM

Add comment
Lemons, like other vitamin-C rich fruits, were highly prized by the miners and developers during the California Gold Rush in the mid-19th century, since they were used to protect against the development of scurvy. They were in such demand that people were willing to pay up to $1 per lemon, a price that would still be considered costly today and was extremely expensive back in 1849.

Monday, September 24, 2007, 2:48 PM

Add comment
I love lemon water of all kinds-temperatures.
I buy minute maid frozen. It is either with the other frozen fruit juices or with the frozen fish. It comes in a box. It is the best tasting lemon out there even better than fresh in my opinion.
I believe Dr Oz said that it wakes up your liver in the morning when you drink it.
I would be curious though if the new true lemon dry packets have the same effect as the fresh or frozen lemon. I like them and they are very convenient.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007, 1:45 AM

Add comment
actually it is a laxitive of some sort, I wouldnt say full on laxitive...but it does help move things a long, sort of like a detox. Helps a lot with consipation too. When you add sugar to the mix, it takes that affect away. That's why it doesnt happen with lemonade. I've been drinking warm lemon water for a year now, every day, and the results are amazing!

Less bloated, less water weight gain, resulting is lost lbs! Skin, hair and nails are fantastic and strong. You don't get as sick either, because of the high amount of Vit C!!!

Its a GREAT thing to try...you'll love the results!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 4:02 PM

Add comment
pp, how much do you drink? and how much lemon in it? I'm curious to try it. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 4:33 PM

Add comment
I love it. I love the taste of it. Feels more refreshing.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 4:38 PM

Add comment
I've actually heard that by drinkin git cold- you burn more calories- the energy it takes to warm up the liquid- very minimumal though.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 4:39 PM

Add comment
it is really refreshing and on an empty stomach in the morning it definitely helps keep you regular!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 4:58 PM

Add comment
I've been drinking it for the last week because I've heard that it prevents cold, but I haven't noticed any "cleansing" effect. I have been drinking it cold though. Maybe I'll try it with warm water tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 5:03 PM

Add comment
My mom always gave us warm lemon water when we were congested, stuffy or had some sort of cold like that. It always helped clear us up. I think it definitely has some detox/mucus relief qualities. I don't think it is by any means a laxative.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 6:15 PM

Add comment
Mix?

So do you squeeze a lemon and mix it with hot water? What would be the ratio? Want to try it.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007, 6:22 PM

Add comment
For colds and a decongestant my mom always did half a squeezed lemon and 1/2 cp warm to hotter water, when we were real little she put in some sugar but as we got older we didn[t need it.

Thursday, December 06, 2007, 2:04 AM

Add comment
Must the magical tea/warm water combo be untampered with, or might I add a little tea to that?

Link

Thursday, December 06, 2007, 1:31 PM

Add comment
I swear by it when I'm sick with honey. It is the only thing that makes me feel better.

Friday, December 07, 2007, 9:07 AM

Add comment
I always drink hot chamomeil (sp?) tea with a lot of Lemon to help me with cramps. or when i jsut dont feel well.

Friday, December 07, 2007, 12:44 PM

Add comment
Lemon juice and warm water

The Diet Center suggested two tablespoons in 8 oz warm water. In the past, I've used tap water and frozen Minute Maid lemon juice.

It's a great morning tonic.

Thanks for reminding me of this. I'll restart the habit tomorrow morning.

Friday, December 07, 2007, 9:59 PM

Add comment
warm lemon water

Correct, it works like a filter cleaner. I do know that the warm water wakes up your digestive system. The sooner you wake it, the sooner your metabolism kicks in: Which is good on many levels. The lemon works like a cleaner. They suggest using purifed, filtered or spring water (with good bacteria, just investigate it's source). Also, it is important to make it warm like body temperature...not hot, as; starting at the throat, we want it to start waking up our system. This would also, include your tonsils (another germ defense system) if you still have them. I did this for a week, cutting out: grease, meat, carbs, caffeine, wheat and dairy. I lost 9 lbs without excercise; as this would be too hard on the system. I continued this for another week and lost up to 15 lbs total. The minute, I quit this; I lost nothing. Today, I will start the warm lemon water regimine again.

Link

Sunday, October 25, 2009, 12:26 PM

Add comment
mixture

I was told to use ½ a lemon with any amount of water in which you would drink the entire glass of. Tap water has chlorines, oxides and fluorides. If you have studied how fluoride helps hide oxides to your defense system and has even aided in Alzheimers, you would not want to drink lemon (a cleaner) with tap water. Personally, I no longer drink tap water nor drink anything acidic (including coke) from a can. It's some scary stuff.

Link

Sunday, October 25, 2009, 12:33 PM

Add comment
True Lemon

Yes True Lemon will work - It's just dried lemon. I use it away from home when traveling and fresh lemons are not available.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 7:48 AM

Add comment
Lots of people drink hot water. Some like to put something in it, e.g. a mint leaf, a slice of lemon, whatever. Adding something to the hot water just makes it taste a little different and look a little prettier. Also, other people may be uncomfortable watching you drink just a cup of hot water, but if you put something into it, e.g. lemon or mint or whatever, they are much more comfortable with you drinking your cup of hot water!

Some people don't want caffeine. Caffeine exacerbates fibrocystic breast disease, contributes to dehydration, keeps one awake at night, precipitates panic attacks, etc. People can have various compelling reasons for drinking something without caffeine but usually it’s the simple matter of people drinking hot water because they LIKE hot water.!

Eating food or drinking drinks, especially hot food or hot drinks, stimulates the gastrocolic reflex in the gut to move food along through the digestive tract frequently resulting in a bowel movement.. It’s the distention of the stomach and the effect of the heat that does it, not added lemon.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 10:17 PM

Add comment
Related PEERtrainer Articles:

Lemon Nutrition Information

Cleansing Diets

Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 5:44 PM

Add comment
Related PEERtrainer Links:

1. PEERtrainer Tip Of The Day Program: Free Email Based Weight Loss Coaching Program

2. Weight Watchers New Momentum Program Explained

3. How To Speed Up Weight Loss

4. Advanced Video: How To Master Portion Control


Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 8:14 PM

Add comment
Warm lemon water

I actually find if I get a sinus infection, warm lemon water as hot as I can take it makes a world of difference. It breaks up the mucus really well. Cold water doesn't do that. It could have something to do with the fact that warm water is molecularly different than cold water. The molecules with warm water are much more active. And there are enzymes in lemons, as with any fruit. I bet those enzymes are also much more active as the temperature rises.

But either way, the breaking up of mucus still holds true for warmer water, so it's probably too that it breaks down fat better. Whenever you clean dishes you use hot/warm water rather than cold to break up the grease better right? Same deal!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 7:21 PM

Add comment
Right on, April 21, 2010, 10:17 PM !!



Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 10:21 PM

Add comment

Next: Click Here For Recipes That Help You Lose Weight
New: The PEERtrainer Cheat System
The PEERtrainer Cheat System is a new, simple to follow system for eating. The objective is to help guide you towards a way of eating that will make it easier to lose weight, give you more energy and help you feel better. It is free, easy to follow, and a little unusual and controversial. Most of all it is working. This link will take you to a blog post where you can download a FREE copy of the Cheat System Diet Cookbook! The Cheat System has also been turned into a major book to be published May 6th, 2014. According to Srini Pillay, MD, Harvard Medical School: "It works in a real way with how human psychology works...I love that it relates closely to how the brain likes to function... without crazy effort and with significant short-term gains."
Here is a preview of the cover:

Cheatcover

You can get started on the system for free by clicking on this banner:

peertrainer cheat system

"Gives you the template to lose weight without sending your hormones in a disastrous death spiral."

-Sara Gottfried, MD, NY Times Best Selling Author

"The Cheat System Diet is brilliant! Jackie Wicks understands how the brain works, and how habits are developed in the real world."

--Steven Masley, MD, Assistant Professor University South Florida

 






Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

weight loss coaching


New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

2) Tip Of The Day Weight Loss Coaching Program-- This is a daily email program that helps to reinforce fundamentals as well as gives you practical tips each day. We are getting GREAT feedback from subscribers.

3) What Are Your Odds Of Losing Weight?-- Take the PEERtrainer Coaching Quiz Now!

4) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

5) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.









Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight

 

How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources

Fitness

Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner

 

Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
 

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
 

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge






PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For
Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!