Lemons are rich in citric acid, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. As long as you are not allergic to citrus fruits, there are therefore quite a few health benefits to drinking (warm) water with lemon.

Vitamin C

All citrus fruits are very rich in vitamin C. This vitamin improves our resistance and can possibly keep the doctor away. Vitamin C is necessary for the normal functioning of the immune system and contributes to the formation of collagen and thus to healthy bones, blood vessels, skin and teeth.

Acid-base equilibrium

Although lemons are very acidic, they have an alkalizing effect on the body. www.vanderpigge.nl/het-acid-base-balance .


Lemons help to purify your body as it supports the function of the liver. The antioxidants can prevent free radicals from causing damage to your body.

Fresh breath

Do you often suffer from bad breath in the morning? By putting a glass of lemon water on your bedside table, you no longer suffer from this. The lemon counteracts the bacteria that cause bad breath.

Citric acid kills bad bacteria in your mouth and gives fresh breath. In addition, it supports the condition of healthy gums.

Refreshing and healthy

The summer is coming. Water with lemon juice (and peppermint) is thirst-quenching and refreshing. Good for your ‘beach body’, because you can hardly count the calories.