The health benefits of Lime Water

Lime water?

Yes, Lime water! The little green fruit and its sweet juices promote health benefits such as; Weight loss, healthier Eyes, helps fight urinary disorders, promotes healthier skin, a healthier digestion track, and helps with the treatment of scurvy (For those of you who don't know what scurvy is, it is a disease resulting in the deficiency of Vitamin-C) along with quite a few other health benefits, this little green fruit, while being tasty is also one of the best fruits to ingest.

Lime is commonly consumed in various refreshing drinks, it can also be found in various things such as; sorbets, jellies, jams, and its oils are used in a large assortment of soft drinks for its flavor and its digestive benefits, as well as cosmetics for its beneficial topical properties and health properties for the human body!

Limes and Weight Loss?

Limes have a very high citric acid content, and citric acid is a very strong fat burner (Think grapefruit, only limes taste better and have 2 times the citric acid content!). Taking the steps to use lime for weight loss is as simple as adding it to your daily water intake. (I personally take bottles of water to work every day, and inside my desk drawer is a bottle of unsweetened Key-lime juice.) Adding lime juice to just two or three glasses of water throughout your day, can help boost your weight loss if you are on a diet. Lime juice in cold water is a great and refreshing drink, which not only promotes weight loss but cools you down significantly more so than a regular bottle of water would! While being a fat burner, lime juice is also an excellent anti-oxidant. This helps your quest of losing weight by removing the toxins in your body and keeping you squeaky clean and ultimately feeling better over all.

Limes and Skin Care?

Lime juices and oils are exceptionally beneficial to the skin. Lime juice, consumed orally, or lime oil, applied topically, rejuvenate skin. Limes keep the human skin healthy, and shiny, not only does it help fight infections, lime juice also helps fight body-odor due to its high content of vitamin-C and flavanoids. Limes are full of anti-oxidants, anti-biotic, and disinfectants (Which means limes also help with acne!)

Limes and its juices are also known to help eliminate bruises, cure dandruff, and also clean your skin due to its acidic contents, breaking down the old and dead skin cells.

Lime and Digestion?

Limes are delicious, the sweet aroma of a lime usually makes even the driest of mouths drool. The fact that limes can do this, pretty much means you are digesting the lime even before you eat it, due to the fact that your mouth is already filling up with digestive salivas. (So in a sense, the more you drool, the faster you break down food!) After you've stuffed yourself, your stomach acids and the acidic content of the lime finishes the job, but because of the high acidic content, your stomach doesn't have to work as hard to break down the food!

Limes and Eye Care?

Limes and their anti-oxidant properties help protect your eyes from aging, and macular degeneration. The flavanoids from the lime, also help protect them from infections! (What's a flavanoid? These little guys are more like the cavalry to white blood cells, they help your body fight off infections, inflammation etc.)

Limes and Constipation?

The high acidic content found in a lime helps clear the excretory system by washing and cleaning off the tracts (Pretty much the same concept drain cleaning agents like drain-o clears and cleans drains!). Then the roughage in the lime is also helpful in eliminating constipation, though it is mainly due to its acid. A natural laxative can be conjured up with lots of lime juice and salt, this is an all natural and safe way to clean your system!

Limes and Your Mouth!

Usually the root causes of gum problems are deficiency of vitamin-C (Scurvy, which gives bleeding and spongy gums) Sometimes, the ulcers and injuries or wounds from bones, hard objects etc. are also the causes. In all of these, limes are once again the little troopers that can help you. The vitamin-C content in limes cures scurvy, and its troopers, the flavonoids, inhibit microbial growth and the potassium combined with the flavonoids help heal ulcers and wounds.

Other benefits of the Lime!

Limes and their amazing health benefits have been known to help with various diseases, disorders and symptoms, such as; diabetes, fatigue, high fevers, various heart disease, colon cancer and prostate cancer as well as rheumatism and arthritis! (Super-fruit right?)

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Raja Tariq 3 years ago

Really Nice page and nice article........ can u allow me to publish this article on my site....

Best regards

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Mackinreviews 3 years ago from Las Vegas Author

By all means! Please place a link to my original page if you could though, thanks!

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Jennifer Madison 3 years ago from Lohmar

Wow, I didn't know lime has so many benefits. I am definitely going to add that to my daily nutrition. Thanks a lot for sharing this!

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Great article!...I like the idea of adding the unsweetened juice to water as I also take water to work. This is informative and useful, voting up and sharing.

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Angelo52 3 years ago from Central Florida

Adding lime to water sounds like a great idea just for the flavor. Did not know it could also help with fat burning. Thumbs up and shared.

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MsDora 3 years ago from The Caribbean

Thanks for all this good information about the lime. Lemons and grapefruit usually get more attention. Voting Useful!

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Mary Merriment 3 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

I knew I was feeling better when I was consuming lime juice daily. This explains why and also that I need to get back in that habit. Thanks for sharing such an informative article.

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Mackinreviews 3 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Lime juice is an amazing additive to your daily water intake, it really does make a difference. I personally think it makes water that much better, and easier to drink. I don't know about anyone else, but once I have downed about a gallon of water in one day, it starts to taste old. Its always nice to spruce things up a little bit and have a little change of pace! or in the case.. taste! :]

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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

I love limes but didn't realize they had so many health benefits! Thank you for the great information and ideas. I will definitely be drinking water with lime juice now.

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Mackinreviews 3 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Thanks for reading :)

Deborah Koval 3 years ago

Hello Mackinreviews, this lime water actually helps me a lot. I have this acne skin problem (which 20% of all cases occur in adults) that irritates when I got home from tennis. My mother always makes lime oil from lime fruit and I applied this every evening. I got also to list some of your tips on lime for weight loss as simple as adding it to my daily water intake.

I'll introduced also your idea on my blog at


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Mackinreviews 3 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Thanks a lot :) it really does a lot! People highly underestimate lines. Thanks again for the feed back :) 3 years ago

Am going to try this as am a water drinker let you know how i get on.Thanx for the tip

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Mackinreviews 3 years ago from Las Vegas Author

No worries at all! Glad you enjoyed it!

pavan 3 years ago

Good article.. I already drank before reading.. Happy to see so many benefits...

bhimrao 2 years ago

Thanks a lot!

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Mackinreviews 2 years ago from Las Vegas Author

You're very welcome!

abi 2 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Danny 2 years ago

Can I take lime with water if I have stomach ulcer

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Mackinreviews 2 years ago from Las Vegas Author

Lime water is perfectly okay! In fact it will help with the diet process.

Norma 2 years ago

Excellent article. I heard it first on a segment of Dr. Oz show, but wanted to find some more information. Your article has made changing to this new habit of lime in water a pleasure to drink with every swallow I take.

Thank You!

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Mackinreviews 2 years ago from Las Vegas Author

@ Norma - Thank you for the comment, it is a really good thing to drink throughout the day, you can add lemon to it as well, which is also helpful and adds a little variety to your water if you ever get tired of it! I have an article about the health benefits of drinking lemon water as well.

Lillian Newman 2 years ago

Be very careful with lime juice in skin care products. Lime contains something called coumarin. When exposed to sun you can get burned. Source: me, selling essential oils for 20 years.

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Mackinreviews 2 years ago from Las Vegas Author

@ Lillian - you are correct, however it becomes so diluted with the other chemicals and such in skin care products that it isn't as strong as just putting lime juice onto your skin. Also, some people like to get burned, the risk is on them, but you are still indeed correct.

deb 2 years ago

Clean face with lime juice at night to avoid sunburn

bruno 2 years ago

I love this I deal 2 years ago

It really help for real. try it

DESHANDRA 2 years ago

Yaaay!!! Love this article...I have challenged myself to drink more water..and I drink lemon water in the a.m. but I wanted to spruce up my water during the day...bought tons of limes. So glad I did...had no idea they had health benefits at all. Thanks! :-)

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Jacobb9205 22 months ago from Gloucestershire

Thank you for this! I didn't realise how beneficial limes are! I will definitely be adding lime to my water now!

laughter 22 months ago

thanks a lot, i always add lime to my water daily but didn't know much of this benefits but few, now I've gotten more from you, thanks

Justin Alexander Vides 19 months ago

This really works man thanks

Zella 15 months ago

Wow! I think very little is known about limes! Very intresting, thank you!

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zhanmushi 12 months ago

Great article! What would be the ideal lime juice/water ratio? Does lemon juice have the same effect as lime juice?

Lynn Clark 6 months ago

I add it to my beer, double the benefits. Wife doesn't agree though lol

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