Combining lemon water with salt

by Jason
(Arizona)

Is it ok to kill two birds with one stone and drink a glass of water combined with lemon and salt. Or is it best to consume each separately?

For a while I was combining apple cider vinegar with lemon juice, but I felt that I was possible over-loading my system and not allowing either to achieve its full potential.

RESPONSE:

If you are drinking enough water each day to stay fully hydrated (one-half your body weight in ounces of water), adding 1/8 tsp of natural, unrefined salt to your lemon water should be ok, if you can tolerate the taste.

However, as mentioned in the article on Water and Salt Balance, adding salt is not recommended if you are not drinking enough water daily.

As noted in the article, I believe the preferable way to take unrefined, natural salt is to dissolve about 1/8 teaspoon on your tongue before each 16 ounces of water that you drink. I think the same would be true for lemon water.

Actually, I don't even take 1/8 teaspoon. I generally just put a pinch of Celtic or Himalayan salt on my tongue to taste.

I honestly don't know if adding salt to the lemon water would change the chemical composition of the lemon juice in water. Sometimes I wish I were a food scientist and could experiment with these types of things...

However, I am inclined to think it would be best not to add salt to lemon water because it would most likely change the pH somewhat.

I also agree that taking both ACV and lemon water might be too much for some people since they have similar benefits. Too much of a good thing is not always better.

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