“Want to lose weight? Drink a glass of warm water mixed with a tablespoon of honey every morning. You will get amazing results.” Sounds familiar, right! This is one of the most popular tips and use of honey we all have heard and known. But the story doesn’t end here. Honey has a host of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-allergic, anticancer, and antidiabetic properties making it a magical ingredient to boost our health. So, without much ado, let’s take a look at the benefits of this wonderful drink.
BENEFITS OF HONEY WATER
Weight loss: Honey water counters weight gain reasons such as poor digestion, constipation, slow metabolism, and other digestive problems resulting in improved metabolism that aids in shedding the extra kilos. Adding honey and lemon to warm water boosts fat-burning ability of water and also keeps your craving for sodas and other sugary beverages at bay.
Improves digestive system: Warm honey water improves digestion, reduces bloating, and eases bowel movement.
Boosts immunity: Along with possessing antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiviral, and antifungal properties, honey is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. So, consuming honey water can prevent you from disease causing bacteria and viruses as well as fight harmful free radicals that cause several ailments.
Prevents allergies: The anti-allergic property of honey not only subsides allergy, but also helps your body adapt to allergens like pollens. Regular consumption of honey water gradually makes you less susceptible to environmental allergens thereby reducing your chances of developing allergies.
Increase energy: The next time you need an energy booster during afternoon, replace your caffeinated or sugary beverage with warm honey water. Not only will it instantly increase your energy, it will up your hydration levels too.
Soothes cough and sore throat: Honey and warm water individually are known to be remedies for sore throat and the effect doubles when combined. Just sip a glass of warm honey water and get relieved from irritating cough. However, refrain from giving this mix to children below the age of 1 year as it could lead to a serious condition called botulism. READ MORE – Honey with pepper to treat cough and cold
Detoxification: Honey water is a great detoxifier. Drinking it in empty stomach flushes out toxins from your body, improves bowel movement and leaves your skin bright and glowing. Adding lemon to this mix increases urination resulting in dispelling of toxins more frequently and keeping your urinary tract healthy. The citric acid present in lemon maximizes enzyme function thereby stimulating the liver and enhancing the detoxification process.
Lowers cholesterol: Honey lowers the levels of bad cholesterol as well as has the ability to increase the level of good cholesterol. This makes warm honey water heart-friendly too.
Shiny hair: Wash your hair with honey to add shine, extract aloe vera from the plant and add in honey to it. Use this soap free cleanser on damp hair. Massage it in and rinse off.
PREPARATION OF HONEY WATER
Ingredients: Water, honey, and lemon (optional).
Preparation: To a cup of warm water add in 1 tablespoon of raw honey in it and mix well. You can also add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice for effective results.
Consumption: Drink it every morning in empty stomach. READ MORE – Mint Water: Recipe And Benefits
Well then, your search for a healthy and hydrating drink ends here with a glass of warm honey water well within your hold!