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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

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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

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laxitive, really? is it the lemon?

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 10:01 AM

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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

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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

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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

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

Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 11:11 AM

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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

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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

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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

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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

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