If you head to social media, you may see a lot of influencers saying to skip coffee in the morning and drink lemon water instead. They say it will do everything from boost metabolism, break down, fat, and detox your body.
Unfortunately, there’s no medical science to back any of that up.
That really depends as there is one side effect to look out for – and that could be heartburn and acid reflux. Lemon – or anything acidic like tomatoes and grapefruit – can trigger those symptoms. But the good news is that lemon water may not affect most that way!
The dilution of the water will help, plus it will keep you hydrated and may cause you to drink more water if you prefer the taste!
Proper hydration helps support overall health. And if you don’t have any negative effects, then having a glass when you wake up makes sense. You won’t experience what social media claims, but it will get your day started healthier.
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