Bored of Lemon Water? Try Lime Water!

by Ross Bridgeford

I posted about the benefits of lemon water the other day and it seems like almost everything I am reading at the moment gives a big mention to good old lemon water these days. Dr. Gillian McKeith, Dr Nish Joshi, the Woman’s Day food coach (I stumbled upon it on the web, honest), Claudia Schiffer and Ashley Judd and a whole load of those other diet experts/celebrities have been banging on about it, and it has been given more than a couple of shout outs on telly shows such as The Biggest Loser and Celebrity Fit Club.

It is crazy – it’s all lemon water this, lemon water that, lemon water the other – but what about lime?

Lemon water is obviously a good alkaline start to your day and helps you to clear out your digestive system and invigorate your body first thing. But if you are having it every day then you could easily get bored of it. And once you get bored you might start to forget and that is obviously a bad thing. Indeed.

So why not try lime? Limes are just as alkalising as lemons and give a totally different taste. In fact, I actually prefer limes, they give it a kind of tropical cocktail-y kind of spin.

So there, that is my top tip of the day: have lime water once in a while! Variety is the spice of life after all!

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About Ross Bridgeford

Ross Bridgeford is known as THE Alkaline Diet Expert...especially when it comes to implementation and making the alkaline diet REAL in your life. He has been living, learning, teaching, coaching and loving the alkaline lifestyle since 2004 and has written over 650 articles, alkaline recipes, videos and guides on how to live alkaline and stay alkaline for life.

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Eucharia February 3, 2014 at 10:43 am

Can lemon/lime water help in flating a belly? If its does And how /when do i take it. Thanks


jasmine October 20, 2013 at 11:42 pm

So Im gonna go with lime water just for the simple fact Im tired of picking seeds out, plus I just wanna switch up. I wanna know is cool water with lime just as effective as warm water (which people say is better) 1st thing in the morning on an empty stomach? Btw I think I was distracted by that cute face of yours :) Cheerios


Fadeke September 11, 2013 at 4:56 am

Is it safe during breastfeeding to drink a mixture of honey and lime juice with lipton?


Chips February 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Gout is caused by excess uric acid…can I then assume lemon / lime water is potentially a cure for gout?


trcy August 25, 2011 at 1:48 pm

hi, 19 nd i wiegh 60kg nd am 5’7,wld like 2 knw if d wieght is ok for my hieght and age…does lipton +honey+lime hlp in weigit loss or water+lime hlp better,plz i’l lyk to knw


sam October 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Yup, thats a low normal weight for height and age. Leave out the lipton, its caffeinated and if its the pre-made type its also full of suger. Go water and lemon/lime. Manuka honey is a healthy addition, if you dont like the taste of the lemon/limes, it has health benefits of its own – including antimicrobial action. Read up and enjoy :)


Cheryl September 20, 2010 at 2:08 am


I drink lime water first thing every morning and last thing at night and i have lost 10 pounds within 2 wks.



mir iftekhar November 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm

i am 22/m i wanted to know when i shal take lime water i mean daily moring before breakfast or after breakfast please help me and how many class of lime water per day …
i am waiting for u r reply
thank u


Dan A July 3, 2009 at 11:41 pm


Lime or lemon water will not make you lose weight. Period.

It’ll benefit your health, but is NOT a weight loss solution. I’ve been drinking the stuff for years and have never lost a pound. It takes DIET and EXERCISE


jagjivan June 2, 2009 at 2:45 am

there are two types of food. acid ash producing food, near neutral ash producing food & alkaline ash producing food ( effect of food after digestion). alkaline ash producing food are good for us. fruits are best alkaline ash producing food. vegitables are next. dairy products are near neutral . grains & non veg are acid ash producing food. lime is acid ash producing food while lemon is alkaline ash producing food. so lemon is better.


Melinda June 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Hi Ross

Thanks a lot for the information !

I have problem fatigue,brain fog. For this , I tried the lemon with warm water first thing in the morning and I felt very energetic and my brain fog seems to be reduced.

However I had trouble sleeping , since I started this. It took time to initiate sleep and also it was disturbed (got up 3/4 times ).
Hence I started taking the warm lemon water after food but then the good effects also went away !

Ross Can you please advice me on this ?



sweedle April 18, 2009 at 9:50 am

im 22yrs old my weight is 65kgs wht should i do to reduce weight ? taking lime water daily in the morning is for sure but beside this can i go for something els.


Ross April 2, 2009 at 5:42 am

see above for the world’s worst spammer.

note: you forgot to post the link to your ‘hot babes best site’ mate

my verdict? must try harder


Noble April 1, 2009 at 10:17 am

Good day! The babes are here! This is my best site to visit. I make sure I am alone in case I get too hot. Post your favorite link here.


Me March 3, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Hi Ross,

Some one told me that Loop Warm Water + Honey + Lemon = Weight Loss
Can you tell in what quantity all of this should be taken and if it has any side effects. I heard that this chemistry of the three effects people who are victims of Cynus problems????



fareeda February 24, 2009 at 3:58 pm

hi,how often can i use lime and water to loose weieht,i mean how many glass a day.and does it have any side effect?thanks


Chips February 12, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Your weigh loss is Directly related to food and exercise ….not lemon water.


iva February 18, 2009 at 11:47 pm

how much lemon water do you have to drink before you see result to weight loss


Vickie McMurphy December 23, 2008 at 2:43 am

I would like to know how much lemon juice to how much water and how many times a day for weightloss? Please get back to me as soon as possible. I am also on a colesterol lowering medicine will the lemon effect the medication?


Mini December 21, 2008 at 3:02 pm

My 7 years daughter has asthma problem. She has caugh always. That’s why she has been using lemon juice with honey and hot water. But now a days she has excessive urination like urinary infection.

If any side effect of using lime juice with honey.


Ross October 16, 2008 at 10:22 pm


honey should not be used – it is sugar and will directly cause the over-acidification of your system and therefore lead to weight gain.

even so, one drink alone could never lead to weight loss. weight loss is achieved through a holistic diet and exercise plan.

sorry but there are no easy fixes.



santhose October 16, 2008 at 6:34 pm

pls advice about the quantity of lemon and honey for reducing weight


ekpenisi September 1, 2008 at 3:55 am

am worried about the side effects of weight loss pills. am taking a misture of lime and lemon mixed with lipton yellow label tea. first thing in the morning and last thing at night. will it help in my weight management. thank you


darasha August 17, 2008 at 3:28 am

The Food Pharmacy book from library suggests a gallbladder sludge cleansing. 3 week program of 1 ounce olive oil and half of a limes juice together for 3 weeks. a black bowel movement would indicate the completed treatment. Please get the book from the library and get all medical and treatment regimens ok’d by your medical or nutritional doctor before initiating all things always……please.


ify July 27, 2008 at 4:42 pm

hi, i’ve been taking lime and lipton tea, would it help weightloss?


Mel July 6, 2008 at 4:36 am

I am having difficulty understanding how lemons and limes (citric acid) are alkaline foods?
Can someone help me understand this concept?
Thanks, Mel


archi March 3, 2008 at 10:58 pm

I ‘ve acid reflux, wondering if it’s okay to take lime + water (lemon + water) to help achieve better alkaline balance in my system.


Apple February 21, 2008 at 11:58 pm

Hello there,

I am assisting my child with the upcoming science project. Can someone tell me there is any different between limewater and extracting juice from the lime itself?

Thanks !



Suchita Sharma February 14, 2008 at 9:47 am

hii i want to know weather lemon with luke warm water help to reduce weight?


Sean February 13, 2008 at 5:00 am


I’ve been drinking lemon and lime water, but it tends to bother my stomach.

I was wondering whether it would lessen the beneficial effects if I were to squeeze the citrus into a mug of herbal tea, like ginseng or chamomile?

Thanks, and best to all!



Tanya January 14, 2008 at 11:26 pm

i drink water with lime everyday and it hepls with the growth of my hair as well as digestion.


Harriet January 2, 2008 at 11:39 pm

Mamatha – did you know that apples are actually more effective than caffiene at waking you up in the morning?
Or try your lemon/lime water cold instead of warm, it’s a great way to get you going.
Good luck,


mamatha October 15, 2007 at 7:01 pm


i wanted to know whether i could take some coffee after having taken lime water in the morning



chaitanya kumar September 3, 2007 at 11:20 pm

hi , iam chaitanya male 25yrs and 76kg

I have a query regarding the headache tablets which i often take twice in a month, recently i read in a book that taking headache tablets more often may lead to liver failure, is it so? and in that book it also mentioned that consuming more headache tablets is equal to chain smokers and alchol consumers, so please help me on this iam really worried.



chaitanya kumar September 3, 2007 at 11:14 pm

hi there,
I’m 25yrs old male, and weigh 76kg my height’s 5ft 6″….is my weight ok for my height???Is there any way where I could lose weight easily??
I would also like to know, if warm water mixed with lime and honey will help reduce weight???If yes please let me know the composition.

Please let me know,



Andre August 6, 2007 at 5:21 pm

Our there any adverse effect to lemons or limes?


yvette April 6, 2007 at 5:12 pm

thanks for this site. been very helpful. i’m thinking about taking lime water about 4 times a day. however, i am a breastfeeding mother and i would like to know if it is advicable. also i would like to know if i can squeeze a bottle of lime juice to last me about a week. thanks.


Ammal February 5, 2007 at 9:49 pm

hi there,
I’m 25yrs old, and weigh 60kg my height’s 5ft 6″….is my weight ok for my height???Is there any way where I could lose weight easily??
I would also like to know, if warm water mixed with lime and honey will help reduce weight???

Please let me know,



marites September 15, 2006 at 3:31 am

thanks for the response!
i really appreciate it! GOD BLESS


Ross September 13, 2006 at 6:09 am

Hi Marites

I’m not sure I would feel entirely comfortable recommending anything in place of medicine without knowing anything really about your daughter etc – why would you prefer to go with one rather than the other? Could you do both?

As an aside – this is a great question for the forum.

We have got a couple of people there who are very experienced in the world of alternative and natural health – why don’t you try asking:

It really is a great community there!



marites September 13, 2006 at 4:24 am

good morning! hi to all
im just wondering, is it ok for my daugther (1yr 4months old) to take everyday 1teaspoon of squeezed fresh lemon juice as a alternative for her VITAMIN C medicine? if ok, until what age?
please reply….thanks so much!


sam October 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Why are you giving your toddler Vit C medicine? Surely a balanced and healthy diet is best? Supplimenting a child of such a young age is not far short of criminal. If you are making meals from fresh veg and fruit with wholefoods and grains, there is no need for supplimentation.


The Detox Team March 16, 2006 at 8:41 pm

Thanks Ross, I’ll update my sister, I’m sure she’ll be happy, I’m well impressed with her discipline that she’s keeping it going, every morning before she heads out to work.

I’ve seen this book so will look it up next time I’m visiting my friends house.

Off to check out the food chart, Thanks for the encouragement with The Detox Team.

Alistair :-)


Ross March 16, 2006 at 8:48 pm

No problem Alistair!

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to give me a shout!

Good on your sister and good on yourself for helping her out!

Have a great day,


Ross March 14, 2006 at 9:58 pm

Hi Alistair

For sure – that is a very valid question! Dr Robert Young, who is the leading researcher into the alkaline/acid balance and its effect on health, lists the relative potential of acidity or alkalinity in his book ‘The pH Miracle’. For instance, at one end of the spectrum pork is -38 and at the other alfalfa sprouts are +31.5.

Along this scale, lime is +8.2 and lemon is +9.9 – so although lemon does have a slightly more alkalising effect, it really is very little difference and limes do make a great alternative. We have more of a complete list at our food pH chart .

Have a great day, and good luck with ‘The Detox Team’!



The Detox Team March 14, 2006 at 12:58 pm

Hi My sister asked me about this and I only knew of lemon water, none of the books ever mentioned lime can you post some resources/references for lime being a good alkaliser?



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