Drinking water — whether hot or cold, infused with lemon or lime helps keep your metabolism humming. Staying hydrated is an important part of a healthy diet because it boosts your metabolism. For those that don’t like plain water, adding some lime is a great way to boost the flavor without adding calories.
Water with lemon or lime in and of itself does not cause any actual weight loss. However, if this drink is replacing a drink that is higher in calories, like coffee with sugar or fruit juice — and that results in a calorie deficit — then it can help you lose weight.
However you don’t want to chug water with lemon or lime religiously if you suffer from heartburn or acid reflux, as the citrus in the fruit will only exacerbate your symptoms. Now you know!