Healthy Ritual Of The Week: Morning Warm Lemon Water!

Raise your hand if you have coffee or tea first thing in the morning.  My hand is raised! I have green tea before I do just about anything and I considered that to be the best thing ever for my body.  Until, that is, I was reminded this weekend of the lemon & warm water habit that is so simple yet effective in starting the day off the right way!

Yes, we are talking about a cup of warm water (can even be on the hot side, but not too hot) that is clean water with the juice of half a lemon (perferably organic) added. That is it!

Why the lemon water? First of all, you start the day with some actual hydration. The warm water and lemon is pretty much calorie-free.  Anecdotally, lemon and water is thought to promote weight loss and purify your system.

My friends truly rave about this habit, waking up early just to have time for a warm lemon water. It does help your digestive system and  the elimination of toxins!  Lemons are good for your gums, so that is a plus.  This always makes my throat feel better, especially when I have bad allergies.  And, its a beautiful little pause in the morning before rushing off to do something, squeezing an organic lemon wedge into a cup of hot water.

My second cup every day will be tea, but for now I am installing lemon water as the kick-start to the morning. If you try it, tell me if you dig it!  Its fun to know that something you are doing every day is healthy, but its more fun to know that it is resoundingly effective for YOU!  xoxo Dana

Heather August 8, 2012 at 6:02 am

I am totally trying this tomorrow morning! I always drink green tea in the morning too, and thought I was being as healthy as possible!

danaclaudat August 8, 2012 at 4:46 pm

🙂 love hearing this. let me know how it goes!

Ken February 27, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Used lemon(organic)& warm water and also a deserd spoon of honey. I loved it!
Don’t forget to wash your mond after doing this ritual with water. Vitamine C can
damage your tooth(enamel)!! Love your post Dana! Always inspired! Thanks!

Israel April 25, 2013 at 12:40 am

I just try that and I love it, I do feel fantastic. Love your blog very much.

Saludos desde Mexico!!!

danaclaudat April 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm


Janina July 30, 2013 at 6:46 pm

How about water with a teaspoon of cider vinegar instead of lemon juice?

danaclaudat July 30, 2013 at 11:43 pm

I’ve done that before… but the lemon is MUCH better tasting in my opinion. 🙂

Julia August 30, 2013 at 2:35 am

I love it! I’ve finding these days I drink fresh lemon with warm water through out the whole day and never get to my tea;)

Stephanie October 31, 2013 at 9:08 pm

This is my second day of receiving your tips. I will definitely try this tomorrow.

danaclaudat October 31, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Yay! Its a great one, I hope you enjoy!!!

Barbara February 20, 2014 at 6:15 pm

I am 73 but feel it is never too late to try something new, the lemon and warm water will be on my menu tomorrow. I am a new subscriber to your newsletter and so far quite like it…keep up the good work

danaclaudat February 20, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Barbara! I am so thrilled to hear this! And lemon & water is a great one! I do it before brushing my teeth so that I can get the lemon acid off just in case it affects teeth (not sure, but better safe than sorry!) And I am thrilled to have you here! Any time you have questions, just ask! xoxo Dana

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