Perhaps you have heard that a lemon and honey drink in the morning works wonders for health. Both honey and lemon contain powerful therapeutic properties that when combined, make an excellent health tonic.
The drink is really simple to make, and it doesn’t take much effort to drink it in one go.
Let’s look at some very good reasons to start the day with this drink.
1.It aids digestion
One of the first noticeable benefits of drinking lemon and honey water is improved digestion. The drink increases stomach-acid production and bile secretion. They facilitate the breakdown of food materials and absorption of nutrients.
Undigested materials remaining in the digestive tract often cause bloating due to the action of gut bacteria that try to digest them. Their faster elimination from the body is also important in maintaining digestive health.
2.It detoxifies the body
Numerous toxic substances enter our body through food contaminated with chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Environmental pollutants also get absorbed through our skin and respiratory tract. They accumulate in tissues, especially in the liver and kidneys, and interfere with their proper functioning.
Lemon water mixed with honey is a gentle, yet powerful detoxification agent. It is a liver tonic, improving its function of neutralizing toxins. Its diuretic effect helps in flushing out the toxins through urine.
3.It relieves constipation
Regular consumption of warm lemon-honey water in the morning promotes regularity. The beneficial effect comes not only from the warm water that helps move the stomach contents along but from lemon juice’s property of lightening body-secretions, including mucus secretion from the intestinal walls. This gets things moving effortlessly. Regular voiding helps reduce bloating and flatulence that accompany constipation.
4.It clears the skin of acne
Taking lemon and honey water early in the morning is one of the best things you can do for acne control. You may find the skin getting clearer within 2-3 weeks of starting on this drink. Citric acid acts as a chemical exfoliating agent, removing dead skin cells and accumulated debris that clog skin glands, allowing their secretions to flow freely.
5.It relieves urinary tract infections and kidney stones
The diuretic effect of lemon-juice and antimicrobial effect of honey work together to flush out unwanted substances and disease-causing bacteria from the kidneys, urinary bladder, and the urogenital tract.
Excessively acidic and concentrated urine is one of the common causes of kidney stones and burning during urination. Lemon juice is acidic due to its citric acid content, but it gets converted to sodium citrate in the body. That is why drinking lemon water is said to be alkalizing.
6.Lemon-honey water melts down fat
Warm lemon-honey drink increases metabolism too. Drinking a glass on an empty stomach gets you in the fat-burning mode right from the beginning.
7.It increases immunity
The immunomodulating effect of lemon-honey drink can protect you from seasonal infections as well as allergies. You will find a marked reduction in colds and flu if you keep taking this drink every day.
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