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Liver Detox With Lemon Water

author image Brynne Chandler
Emmy-award nominated screenwriter Brynne Chandler is a single mother of three who divides her time between professional research and varied cooking, fitness and home & gardening enterprises. A running enthusiast who regularly participates in San Francisco's Bay to Breakers run, Chandler works as an independent caterer, preparing healthy, nutritious meals for Phoenix area residents.
Liver Detox With Lemon Water
A lemon slice in a mug of hot water on a cutting board with a knife and fresh lemon. Photo Credit: john shepherd/iStock/Getty Images

Your liver helps flush toxins from your body, and if you eat a healthy diet, it shouldn’t need any extra help. Few people eat a high-quality diet consistently, though. If you are one of them, you may want to consider a lemon liver detox. According to, “Lemon juice aids your liver in flushing out unwanted toxins which may be in the process of absorbing into your body.” Less harsh than a lemon detox diet, the lemon water detox plan is a simple way to give your liver a little extra ammunition.

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Step 1

Wash a lemon thoroughly, and pat it dry with a paper towel or clean dish cloth.

Step 2

Cut the lemon in half crosswise and remove the seeds.

Step 3

Squeeze the lemon juice into a cup of hot water. The proportions don’t have to be exact; any large coffee mug will do.

Step 4

Add some sugar, honey or other natural sweetener if you find the plain lemon and water mixture too tart.

Step 5

Stir the liquid until it dissolves, and drink it immediately. Most people do this first thing in the morning, instead of coffee or tea, but according to, “the body cleanses while at rest, so drinking the lemon water at night makes more sense, as it supports our inherent ability to detox.”

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