Are you a lemon water person or a limewater person?  Many people add fruit to their water to enhance the taste of plain or sparkling water.  Most people add lemon but some add lime.  Is there a difference other than taste?  Is one more beneficial than the other is?

Both lemons and limes are a good choice to add to your water or other drinks and foods.  They both contain nutrients such as vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin, selenium, thiamine, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. However, there are some differences.

Lemons tend to have more vitamin C and oxidants than limes.  However, because lemons are not as tart as limes, they have slightly more sugar.

Limes, on the other hand, generally have more minerals and vitamins than lemons and in particular phosphorus, potassium, and vitamin A.  Lime water has a long list of health benefits including preventing scurvy, boosting gum health, improving your immune system, lowering blood sugar, helping to lose weight, and reducing inflammation.

Bottom line, both are healthy for you, but if you have a choice, reach for the lime, you will get more benefits.