Do you drink water as the first thing in the morning? If not, then begin to do so. Add honey and lemon as well. Drinking honey and lemon everyday morning offers multiple health benefits.
Both honey and lemon are being used separately and together to cure many, skin, those and digestive problems from ancient times.
Honey with its antibacterial properties fights many infection
Main beneficial ingredient in the drink is lemon. Honey adds to the beneficial effect of lemon. Though honey plays a secondary role, it is also a very important one.
When you think of lemon, you think of citric acid and Vitamin C.But, there is much more to lemon than just that.
Lemon also contains many vitamins and their derivatives such as
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin E
Lemon is also good source of many minerals such as
In addition it contains pantothenic acid and proteins, volatile oils such as limonin, alpha-terpinene, alpha-pinene, citral, pectins and bioflavonoids.
Honey is a natural energy booster. It is a great source of carbohydrates. The natural sugars in honey prevents fatigue. It is 80% carbohydrates, 18% water and 2% vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Honey contains antioxidants and is antibacterial. Honey is fat-free, Cholesterol-free and sodium-free.
This easy to make and drink lemon honey water offer multiple health benefits as described under:
1. Clears Acne
Regular consumption of lemon honey water helps internally to improve skin conditions by purifying the blood. It works in 3 different ways
- Increases antibacterial capabilities
- Boosts collagen production
- Fights free radicals
You can apply lemon directly on the acne to remove the dead skin cells, clean other impurities on the skin and clear the blockages from the pores.
Lemon peel also acts as a good astringent. So you can use the paste made out of lemon peel or the lemon juice whichever suits your sin.
If direct application of lemon irritates your sensitive skin, then do not use it. Just regularly drink lemon honey water every morning.
2. Removes Bad Breath
Lemon juice activates salivary glands and destroys the bacteria in the mouth. It therefore also reduces tooth pain and can help treat gingivitis.
However, citric acid can erode your tooth enamel. Therefore, it is very important that you wash your mouth after drinking the lemon honey water. You can either use a mouth wash or use normal water gargling to remove traces of lemon on your teeth.
Since you are going to drink lemon honey water first thing in the morning, even before brushing your teeth, you may be tempted to brush your teeth immediately after the drink. Don’t do that. First gargle with plain water so that white brushing no lemon traces remain on the enamel.
3. Relieves Chest Congestion
Lozenges made of lemon and honey have been used for clearing cough and chest congestion for ages. You would have used them many times.
Lemon helps thinning the mucus so that you can cough it out easily. This continuous removal of cough from the chest reduces congestion. Honey also produces phlegm. So the combination works well by reducing the phlegm and allowing the already produced phlegm to dislodge and get excreted by thinning it down.
4. Removes Constipation
The early morning consumption of lemon honey water eases the stool removal. If you have chronic constipation then the consumption of lemon honey water will gradually reduce your constipation.
With constipation relieved, you will feel much better throughout the day.
Lemon juice lightens the body secretions and easily removes them from the intestine lining to move forward. This promotes easy emptying of the stomach.
Once constipation is resolved, lots of other related troubles such as bloating, gases and even acid reflux get resolved.
5. Detoxifies the Body
Our body accumulates the toxins regularly, through the foods we eat and the air we breathe. Some of these toxins are unavoidable as we may not even be aware of them.
Contaminations of the food items with chemicals and fertilizers are out of your control as you buy them to make your meals or eat out.
The pollutants in the atmosphere enter your body through the air you breathe and the skin also absorbs them. They get accumulated in the body tissues and organs such as kidney and lever.
Lemon juice provides the required detoxifying impact of citrus fruit and honey makes it gentle on the innings making lemon honey water a very powerful and effective drink for detoxification of the body.
6. Improves Digestion
Honey acts as antibacterial agent and lemon helps to breakdown the food more efficiently. This lemon honey combination acts perfectly to improve digestion. The drink increases production of bile secretion resulting in better nutrient absorption also.
Undigested foods in the stomach can cause bloating and gases as the bacteria acts on it. The lemon honey helps in improving digestion leaving no undigested food in the system.
7. Acts as Natural Diuretic
Sometimes body tissues begin to accumulate fluids in the body as an inflammatory response to injuries. This leads to water retention or edema resulting in swelling of the feet and face.
The excess water in the body tissues increases pressure on the heart and increases blood pressure.
Lemon Honey water helps to excrete water quickly through the urinary system Elimination of the extra fluid reduces edema as well as reduces the high blood pressure caused by the fluid.
8. Low calorie Energy Drink
What is your regular morning drink? Tea, coffee, chocolate milk, orange juice or any other beverage...
Give up every other drink in the morning and replace it with lemon honey water. This is the best low calorie energy drink.
Caffeine in tea and coffee makes you addicted to it. Caffeine gives temporary boost to the energy levels by giving a signal to the brain. Tea and coffee also have many other nutrients that are good for improving focus and concentration, but drinking tea or coffee first thing in the morning does more harm than providing benefits.
Fruit juices such as orange juice are also energy booster provided they are freshly squeezed, but most people drink canned juices with preservatives.
Lemon and honey is the easiest to prepare and best drink in the morning. It is low enough to make you alert and keep you awake in the morning.
9. Boosts immune System
There are multiple properties in lemon juice to heal your wounds caused by stress or injury faster. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in lemon does the job of healing the wounds efficiently.
The capabilities of lemon juices nutrients to main healthy bones, connective tissues and cartilages also help the wound to heal fast.
Various components of lemon juice and honey help in improving your immunity.
- Antioxidants in lemon and honey water helps to fight free radicals
- Antibacterial capabilities of honey
- Antimicrobial capabilities of lemon due to Saponins
- Vitamin C contributes to anti-inflammatory capabilities
- High contents of potassium in lemon controls the functioning of circulation and nervous system better
- Improves iron absorption to increase immunity
Honey in the drink protects you and provides relief from allergies.
Even if you are healthy from every aspect, you should still drink lemon honey water to continue to stay fit and healthy by increasing your immunity.
10. Protect against infections
All kinds of seasonal infections are fought by lemon honey drinks effectively.
Due to antibacterial capabilities of both lemon and honey, the drink is a great low cost remedy to fight all kinds of infections. Details of the infections in the guts, throat or urinary tract are covered in the article.
11. Cleans the Intestine
The most important aspect of the lemon honey drink is its capabilities to boost nutrient absorption by the body.
It cleanses the intestine and keeps your gut healthy.
12. Clears throat infection
Dehydration is one main hurdle in clearing the throat infection. The lost body fluids and minerals need to be recovered fast for the throat infections to heal fast.
Lemon and honey drink provides adequate hydration facilitating faster healing of throat infections, cough and colds.
The impact provided by the honey lemon water to sore throat is long lasting as the antimicrobial capabilities of honey continues to fight with the bacteria in the throat.
13. Enhances Metabolism
Citric acid in lemon and various amino acids enhances metabolism. You have already realized the benefits in terms of better digestions, reduced constipation and better gut health.
Improved metabolism has a significantly positive impact on your overall well being. It contributes to Anxiety and stress reduction in addition to the direct impact on your tummy health.
14. Balances Ph Levels
It may sound counter intuitive to believe that an acidic food like lemon is alkalizing food. It is obviously not the citric acid or the weak ascorbic acid(Vitamin C) that are responsible for the alkalinity as these acids are absorbed in providing improved metabolism to the body.
The mineral contents of the lemon help to alkalize the blood.Therefore, the lemon honey drink actually reduces the overall acidity.
15. Gives Skin Glow
Lemon in the lemon honey drink can be beneficial to your skin in two different ways. The drink purifies the blood which promotes production of newer healthier blood cells . This blood purification has a direct impact on your entire body including the largest organ of your body- the skin. Your skin begins to glow.
A topical application of diluted lemon juice or the lemon honey water helps to bleach the skin and remove blemishes making the skin look fresh and glowing.
16. Relieves UTI
The combined effect of lemon as diuretic and honey and antimicrobial agent creates the opportunity to destroy urinary tract infection.
It quickly kills and flushes out bacteria from the kidneys, bladder and the urinary tract.
17. Aids In Weight Loss
If your immunity increases, your metabolism improves and your digestion works well then your hunger craving is reduced. This has a positive impact in terms of weight loss.
The crux of the matter is that weight loss is happening due to every other aspect of the body being taken care of by this magical lemon honey drink. So, drink a glass or two of lemon honey water early in the morning empty stomach and keep yourself healthy.
You guessed it right. Making this drink is not rocket science. It is as easy as ABC.
A. Take a glass of mildly warm water
B. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon in it
C. Add one teaspoon of honey and stir it well before drinking it slowly
Staying healthy should be everybody’s top objective. This simple easy and quick to make lemon honey water is your first and the most important right step in the direction of improving your overall health.