Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hook up with lemon and honey water concoction for its benefits

We all have heard that drinking a glass of warm water with honey and lemon early in the morning is good for health. This combination results in a tasty, an age-old remedy believed to soothe a variety of ailments. Most of us drink this concoction every morning to help reduce weight but there's more to it.

I, personally have been taking this concoction for the past 10 months and having experienced the good it did to me, I recommend this mixture to be taken daily, which I do my very best to stick to the routine. The benefits that I listed below, was and still personally gained.

Nutritinous value of lemon
Lemon are vitamin C rich citrus fruits that enhance your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within bringing a glow to your face. It is a rich source of nutrients like calcium, potassium and pectin fibre, also contains traces of iron and vitamin A. A fruit popular for its therapeutic properties, medicinal values and antibacterial properties, it helps maintain your immune system and thus protects you from the clutches of most types of infections. It also plays the roe of a blood purifier.

Nutritinous value of honey
The highly concentrated sugar content in honey has made the substance both a common food and a medicinal remedy throughout history. Honey contains high level of glucose and fructose sugars, which offer antimicrobial actions to prevent or treat infections.

How to make and drink this mixture:
Pour a lukewarm (not hot) water into a tall glass. Add 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon and two teaspoon of honey to it. (Do use wooden spoon to scoop up honey). Mix well and drink it quickly. Remember not to drink coffee or tea for at least an hour after drinking this mixture.

This concoction must be drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It is recommended to drink before you brush your teeth.

Benefits of this concoction :

Helps improve digestion - Components of lemon stimulate your liver to produce more bile, it also helps digestive systems by adding to the already present acid and assists it in flushing out unwanted toxins. Honey acts as an antibacterial and beats any infections plus helps in the production of intestinal mucus which aids in the flushing out toxins from the body.

Balance pH levels - Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods for the body. They are acidic on their own but inside body, they're alkaline, weak acids easily metabolized from the body allowing the mineral content of lemons to help alkalize the body. Disease states only occur when the body pH is acidic. It can remove overall acidity in the body including uric acid in the joints, which is one of the primary causes of pain and inflammation.

Beats constipation - It helps stimulate the bowels helping you pass motion. It aids in the production of intestinal mucus, hydrates the colon and infuses water into dried stool.

Increase chance of weight loss - A fiber called pectin in lemon helps make you feel full and keeps cravings at bay. 

Pack of vitamins and minerals - Kickstarts your system by providing it with a boost of essential vitamins and minerals first thing in the morning. This concoction is a heady mix of vitamin C, vitamin B, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous.

Combat urinary tract and acts as a diuretic - Honey is a very potent antibacterial agents and when mixed with lemon and water, two agents that flush out water from your body, it is best way to cleanse your urinary tract. For women who suffer from frequent UTI (urinary tract infection), it has the potential to keep recurrent infections at bay.

Clear skin, hardly break-outs - If having naturally glowing skin is your aim, have this drink as part of your beauty regime. Lemon helps in purifying your blood, aiding in the production of new blood cells that acts as potent cleaning agents while the water and honey lend a unique, restorative, antibacterial and collagen boosting properties to your skin as well. 

Instant energy booster and mood uplifting - Honey acts an instant energy booster minus the calories, water helps clear your mind and lemon activates negatively charged enzymes in your stomach. The scent of lemon is known to be a natural relaxant and can help uplift your mood.

So, what are you waiting for? Serve your body a cocktail of nutrients and energy early morning by drinking this popular concoction!

TIP : Don't throw away those lemon rind / remnants. Used it for body scrub, facial scrub and there's a recipe to make your own dishwashing liquid using lemon.

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