How many times have you received the advice of drinking lemon-honey water daily to lose weight quickly? And how many times have you taken it seriously and made it your daily habit? However, drinking it for a few days most of you would get bored of it and probably stop drinking it. But nobody would have ever thought about the number of benefits it offers.
Why Lemon-honey water?
Lemons are a powerhouse of nutrients, rich in magnesium, fibers, enzymes, potassium, calcium, antioxidants, iron, calcium, and vitamin C and B. The benefits of lemon multiply when it is consumed with lukewarm water and honey.
But how do you make this magical concoction?
Fill a glass with lukewarm water, squeeze half a lemon, add one teaspoon of honey and stir the mixture well before drinking.
After reading these benefits of lemon-honey water, you would think twice before skipping it:
Keeps constipation at bay– This magical drink soothes your digestive system, helps produce intestinal mucus, hydrates the colon and infuses water into dry stool – a common reason for constipation. The warm water too helps kick start bowel movements, aiding in regular and constipation-free motion.
Perfect for weight loss – Apart from cleansing your stomach, the lemon-honey mixture goes a long way in helping you lose weight quickly. It helps you feel full and keeps craving at bay. The drink creates a more alkaline atmosphere in your stomach, which helps you lose extra fat faster.
Aids in better digestion – This ultimate health drink helps your liver produce more bile that in turn helps your digestive system to break down complex foods better and utilize its essential components. In short, it helps keep the liver pure and toxin free.
Improves the functioning of the Colon – If you drink this mixture of lemon, honey and lukewarm water, the walls of the intestine, especially the colon, gets stimulated. It’s a natural way to cleanse the colon, allowing it to function better by helping your body in absorbing nutrients, get rid of toxins, stay adequately hydrated and keep bloating at bay.
Helps cleanse the lymphatic system– Experts say that a dehydrated lymphatic system is one of the leading causes of illness. If your lymphatic system lacks water and other essential fluids, it can make you feel sluggish, fatigued, lead to constipation, fluctuates your blood pressure, increase stress and slows the functioning of the mind. Drinking this concoction early in the morning gives your lymphatic system a boost and hydrates the entire system.
Energy booster – If you’re not a morning person, then this mixture can help beat that lethargy and fatigue you often feel in the morning. The scent of a lemon is known to be a natural relaxant and helps in uplifting your mood.
Aids in cleansing your urinary tract and acts as diuretic – Honey is a powerful antibacterial agent, that has the capability to beat a number of common infections. When mixed with water and lemon, the mixture works as an excellent diuretic agent and also cleanses your urinary tract.
Gives you clear skin and a natural glow – Lemon has ample of benefits on your skin. Not only that, its cleansing action also helps in purifying your blood and helps in the production of new blood cells that acts as a potent cleansing agent. The water and honey give a unique restorative, antibacterial and collagen boosting properties to your skin as well.