Lemon Water Recipe For Constipation

Are you always constipated and can’t seem to find relief? Here is my favorite lemon water recipe for constipation that you can try today. I use this recipe all the time and it helps relieve my symptoms within 24 hours. Plus it’s extremely safe to drink and packed with healthy fats and other essential minerals. 

Constipation is very common and over 90% of Americans experience it at some point. It’s usually caused by wrong food choices, mild dehydration, and a low-fiber diet.

Regular constipation or constipation that lasts longer than 15 days can be a sign of other health issues, therefore, it is recommended that you see your doctor.

Lemon Water Recipe For Constipation

Lemon Water Recipe For Constipation 

Drinking this lemon water daily can help reduce Constipation symptoms quickly. That said, changing your diet by reducing your card intake and eating more fruits and vegetables can improve your digestive health.

Lemon Water Recipe For Constipation  Ingredients

Ingredients for 1 serving | Total time: 5 minutes

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (fresh)
  • 1 1/2 cups of warm water
  • 1 medium cucumber (sliced)
  • 1 teaspoon of organic raw honey (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

Preparation & Consumption 

soak the chia seeds in warm water for 2 minutes

Start by soaking the chia seeds in warm water for 2 minutes or until they triple in size.

slice the cucumbers into thin circles

Next, slice the cucumbers into very thin circles. The thinner the cucumbers the better they’ll taste.

combine cucumbers, soaked chia, lemon juice and honey

Now mix the lemon juice, honey, and cucumbers into your soaked chia seeds and drink it right away first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

If you don’t like the taste of cucumbers in the morning, you can remove it from the recipe but note that cucumbers help reduce bad breath.

Nutrition Facts

Each serving of this lemon water has | 157 calories | 9.2g total fat | 1.4g saturated fat | 0mg cholesterol | 21mg sodium | 16.6g total carbs | 10.4g dietary fiber | 2.7g total sugars | 5.7g protein | 203mg calcium | 2mg iron | 326mg potassium |

Is Lemon Water Good For Constipation 

Absolutely! Lemons contain vitamin C which helps pull water into the gut. Once there is enough water in the gut, stools become softer. Softer tools help stimulate bowel movements and reduce constipation. Always use fresh lemons instead of store-bought lemon juice if possible.

Cucumber For Constipation

Cucumbers are rich in fiber and contain high water content. Fiber helps reduce constipation and water improves hydration. When combined, water and fiber improve stool consistency and help keep you regular. Now people on blood thinners should refrain from eating cucumbers in large amounts because they contain vitamin K.

Warm Water For Constipation 

Drinking hot or warm water in the morning helps break down foods and stimulates the colon. According to Healthline, drinking plain hot water has a ton of benefits, and relieving constipation is certainly one of them so go ahead and add this simple remedy to your diet.

Organic Honey For Constipation 

Combining honey, lemon juice, and warm water can help alleviate constipation very fast especially if you use organic raw honey. Honey contains an enzyme that improves digestion and has been used as a constipation remedy for centuries.

Chia Seeds For Constipation

Chia seeds have a mild laxative effect on your colon because they help give your stool bulk, break it up, and make it soft. It also aids in fluid absorption in the colon thanks to its high fiber content. Just one tablespoon of chia seeds has 4.9g of dietary fiber which is 16% of your daily recommended intake amount.

lemon water for constipation

How Long Does It Take For Lemon Water To Make You Poop?

Depending on how constipated you are, you can expect to poop in 30-45 minutes after drinking a hot cup of lemon water with mild constipation. If you suffer from chronic constipation though, you may have better results by trying the constipation bomb recipe or the prune butter bomb.

How Much Lemon Water Should You Drink For Constipation?

1 glass or 6 ounces of warm lemon water early in the morning will help break down foods in the colon. You can also have a glass of lemon water at night before bedtime but you should expect to pee a few times during the night. This is because lemons are diuretics. 

Tips To Prevent Constipation Naturally 

Below are some of the best healthy habits to adopt if you want to reduce constipation symptoms naturally at home.



Now you know how to make your lemon water recipe for constipation at home to get relief fast. If you liked this post or found it helpful, please share it with your friends and also leave your thoughts in the comments below. You can also find me on Pinterest for more helpful tips.

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