Honey and lemon both have great medicinal properties. One must have been advised by friends and relatives to drink warm water and honey first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach.
Just one needs to take a tall glass of warm water, add juice of half a lemon and one tea spoon of honey to it. Mix well and drink it quickly. Remember not to drink coffee or tea for at least one hour after drinking this mixture.
Warm Water with lemon and honey in the morning stimulates the digestive system, helps produce intestinal mucus, hydrates the colon and infuses water into dried stool. All this put together helps you pass the motion easily.
Increases the chances of weight loss
Apart from its properties of cleansing the stomach, lemon present in the mixture contains a type of fibre called pectin that helps make you feel full and keeps craving at bay. The warm water, honey and lemon also create a more alkaline atmosphere in your stomach helping you lose weight faster.
Helps improve the digestion
The components of lemon stimulate your liver to produce more bile and help the digestive system by adding to the already present acid and assist it in flushing out unwanted toxins. Honey acts as an antibacterial and beats any infections that might be present in the body. It also helps in the production of intestinal mucus which aids in the flushing out of toxins from the body. Apart from drinking this healthy drink everyday make sure you avoid these foods that are difficult to digest.
Cleanses the stomach improving the functioning of the colon
In Ayurveda it is believed that we tend to have a build-up of toxins or ama in our stomach. This product of undigested food, intestinal cells and dead bacteria often coasts the inner lining of our stomach and is thought to lead to diseases. By drinking lemon and honey in warm water the walls of the intestine.
Helps in cleaning the lymphatic system
According to various traditional disciplines of medicines, a dehradrated lymphatic system is one of the leading causes of illness. Lack of water and essential fluids in the lymphatic system can make you feel sluggish and fatigued, lead to constipation, disturbed sleep, high or low blood pressure, stress and an all-round lack in mental function. The benefit of drinking this mixture early in the morning is that it helps hydrate your entire lymphatic system that not only beats all the above symptoms but also improves the immunity.
Gives you the instant boost of energy and improves the mood.
Feeling low and tired? This mixture is for you. The honey present the concoction acts as an instant energy booster-minus the calories. Water helps clear your mind by providing fresh blood to your brain and lemon activates negatively charged enzymes in your stomach – a great way to combat positively charged enzymes that react with the food you eat adversely, leading to it being digested poorly. Moreover the scent of lemon is known to be a natural relaxant and can help uplift your mood. Even after trying this remedy regularly, if you continue feeling fatigued, there may be other causes. Do not neglect it, visit a doctor.
Cleans your urinary tract and acts as a diuretic: Honey is a very potent antibacterial agent that has the capability to beat a number of common infections. When mixed with lemon and water – two agents that act as excellent diuretics (agents that flush out water from your body) – this concoction is the best way to cleanse your urinary tract. For women who suffer from frequent UTI (urinary tract infection) this is a boon and is known to keep recurrent infections at bay.
Improves oral health
The acidic nature of lemon combined with the innate properties of honey and water can help beat bad breath almost instantly. The lemon cleanses the mouth, activating your salivary glands and killing offensive bacteria. When added to honey and water, it helps wash down bacteria and degraded food that is usually present in your mouth and throat early in the morning. Another reason for bad breath is the formation of a white film on your tongue (mainly consisting of decaying food and bacteria), this effectively gets rid of that film making your breath fresh – naturally. If this doesn’t freshen your breath, you can try these expert tips.
Can give you clear skin
The benefits of lemon on your skin are aplenty, but apart from that, its cleansing action also helps in purifying your blood, also aiding in the production of new blood cells that acts as potent cleaning agents. The water and honey lend a unique restorative, antibacterial and collagen boosting properties to your skin as well.