In the end, drinking water is never a bad call, and there is absolutely no reason not to add lemon to it (unless you’re allergic). Drinking lemon water provides some helpful nutrients and antioxidants along with crucial hydration. And just because the evidence for the health benefits is largely anecdotal, that doesn’t mean it’s not true. It just means that the issue hasn’t been officially studied enough.
Drinking lemon water, especially in the morning, has been an Ayurvedic practice for thousands of years. Ayurveda is a sort of natural health care, largely practiced in India, focused on balancing energies to avoid illness. Whether or not the idea of holistic medicine appeals to you, rest assured that though drinking lemon water is kind of a trend right now, it is anything but a flash in the pan. Give it a try! There is nothing to lose.