It turns out that the benefit in drinking lemon water is in the water, not the lemon.
Let’s start with the irritating idea that lemon water detoxes the body. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there’s no such thing as detoxing the body from mysterious toxins. The liver, kidney, skin and colon handle the removal of waste materials from your body on their own.
And this article doesn’t even discuss the potential dangers of hot lemon water to your teeth or the myth of alkalinity.
Bottom line, just drink water. Squeeze in some lemon only if you like the taste.