5 Mistakes to Avoid When Drinking Lemon Water

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I have written several times about the excellent properties and benefits of drinking lemon water and what it offers to our bodies and mind, especially when we drink it in the morning.

However, you can make some crucial mistakes when drinking lemon water in the morning and beyond.

The correct consumption of lemon water is important because, with the inappropriate use of lemon, you will not get the results you should get. In some extreme cases, you may even harm your stomach and health.


Two of the essential benefits that lemons or lemon water offer us are:

  • Helps to reduce or entirely and naturally remove kidney stones (1)
  • Contains high amounts of the vital vitamin C, thus decreasing its deficiency and symptoms (2)

Some of the most common—but not severe—symptoms of vitamin C deficiency are: (3)

  • Bleeding gums
  • Severe fatigue
  • Slow wound healing
  • Easy bruising
  • Dry skin
  • Sudden changes in mood
  • Unexplained weight gain
  • Brittle bones

Lemon water also has an excellent antihistamine effect that reduces or prevents allergies. It has crucial antifungal properties to treat various fungi, such as Candida. (4)

In addition, its help in reducing uric acid and increasing iron absorption in the body is crucial. (5)

The 5 major mistakes you make when drinking lemon water

In today’s article, you will discover the 5 serious mistakes you make when drinking lemon water as well as some of its most essential benefits for our body and organism, but also how to avoid these mistakes by correcting the way you use and consume lemons.

#1 Drink lemon water just before or while eating

One of the most common and serious mistakes that many people make is to drink water with lemon in the morning or at some other time, just before eating.

As you may know, although lemon has an acidic taste, when it enters the body, it turns into an alkaline food. This action means it changes the pH of the stomach, which needs to be more acidic for proper digestion.

So we should drink lemon water at least half an hour before or after eating. In general, we should avoid drinking it immediately after we have eaten even a snack.

Drinking water with lemon in the morning or evening is best, especially on an intermittent or other diet. So that there is no chance of forgetting, make a habit of drinking it just before or after sleeping.


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#2 You don’t dilute the lemon with water

The second critical mistake I hear many people make is drinking lemon juice plain or with only a small amount of water.

This mistake can create problems not only in the stomach but also in the teeth.

Lemons have a pH of about 2.0–3.0, which is very acidic.

In addition, they contain a strong acid called citric acid, which can endanger our teeth by creating damage in direct contact.

Drinking lemon water using a straw is the best and most straightforward solution so that lemon does not come into direct contact with our teeth, protecting their enamel simultaneously.

#3 Ulcers, esophageal reflux, or gastritis

The third mistake some people make is drinking lemon water when they have a stomach ulcer, reflux, or gastritis.

You can quickly tell if there is such a health problem if when you drink lemon water or eat lemons and citrus fruits in general, you feel a burning sensation or general discomfort in the stomach.


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When you suspect a stomach ulcer, esophageal reflux, or gastritis, you should avoid lemons and lemon water, which can worsen your health and cause stomach pain.

#4 Alkalosis

The fourth mistake you can make is to drink lemon water when there is alkalosis in the blood. Alkalosis occurs when the pH scale in the blood is not balanced with the acids and bases it contains. (6)

Alkalosis also occurs when the blood has far more bases than it should and becomes too alkaline. Alkalosis can be related to various diseases and conditions, such as low potassium levels.

However, it can be determined if there is alkalosis with a blood or urine analysis.

Some of the most severe symptoms that indicate that the blood may be more alkaline than it should be: (7)

  • Continuous or prolonged muscle contractions
  • Convulsions
  • Hand tremors
  • Nausea
  • Numbness

When this condition continues in the blood, more severe symptoms appear, such as:

  • Confusion
  • Rapid pulse
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coma

#5 You don’t use the whole lemon (plus peel)

Lemon peels contain the nutrient-rich parts of the whole lemon.

Most people, however, squeeze the lemon and throw away the rest of it.

The best and most proper way to drink lemon water is to add the peels when the lemons are organic or homemade.

In such a case, wash them very well, cut them into thick or thin slices, depending on your preference, and put them in a blender with 17 oz of water (1/2 liter).

Another solution that I prefer is:

  • Put the whole organic lemon in 17 oz (1/2 liter) of water
  • Leave in water for half an hour or an hour
  • Take it out of the water
  • Squeeze its juice into the water
  • Pour the lemon water into a glass and drink it

It is ideal to drink the juice of one lemon with two glasses of water or half a lemon with one glass of water.

The crucial properties of the whole lemon

Lemon peels contain 5-10 times more vitamins and minerals than lemon juice. (8)

It thus offers us all the necessary antioxidants, vitamins C and B, and volatile oils. In this way, we strengthen and protect our immune system even more.

In addition, the whole lemon also contains a vitamin unknown to many—vitamin P. Vitamin P is a complex of 6,000 compounds known as flavonoids. (9)

Flavonoids protect our bodies from fungi, parasites, and bacteria. They also help the health of bones and teeth, remove or prevent inflammation, and boost collagen production. (10)

As you know, collagen is necessary to function our blood vessels, muscles, and skin properly.

Lemon water is vital for a healthy organism and body.

However, we should avoid the mistakes I mentioned above to benefit from its remarkable beneficial properties and multiple benefits.

Did you know about these 5 critical mistakes you might make when drinking lemon water?

Did you know about these 5 critical mistakes you might make when drinking lemon water in the morning?

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