I drank water with hot honey and lemon each morning for a year. This is what happend
Until a few years ago, honey and lemon drinks were something I bought from the pharmacist when I had the flu. Naturally, these little bags did not seem to help, so I was skeptical when I started this challenge. But drinking real lemon water and real honey with hot water was a completely different experience, and with all the hype and enthusiasm I began a journey of 12 months to see if it works wonders as everyone says.
I am happy to report that I was formally converted, and here are the reasons why:
I didn't have flu or a cold, or stomach problems during the year
Literally. Despite occasionally feeling the start of a disease (Too much sneazing per day, a little fatigue, mild stomach pains), nothing has evolved into something serious. Of course I had a few days of fatigue and headaches once in a while, but nothing serious to tell about. Once I went on the regime, these things stopped. Now I swear by honey and lemon to which I've become so "old" in the way that I carry these two components to wherever I sleep, whether it's friends or hotels. And with a large family, including children, there is always someone that doesn't feel good, and I'm happy to report that I no longer gets infected from them, even when others do.
I do not need a coffee and I became a morning person
The energy I get from lemon and honey for breakfast became something I crave it, and it does not leave me with a headache or down like caffeine. I have more energy for more time and I smile a lot faster in the morning.
It used to take me at least an hour before the other eye popped open, and I stopped to get upset about anyone in the morning, but now I'm annoying the people I love in new ways, such as asking questions and develop conversations with them.
The people around me have become healthier - and this is the biggest reward
It took the longest: to convince my family that honey and lemon can prevent them from developing disease.
But after playing the role of the doctor and letting them drink from my magical drink in their most difficult times, they finally saw the benefits. As they say - 'Wow! It helped immediately!', I feel happy. It reminds me that I should continue with it every morning to not have to empty a tissue pack every time I have a cold or suffer from stomatch pain in the morning.
It's a great feeling to know that I can help those I love to feel better with something so simple and effective.
Usually I use the juice of half a lemon and a spoonful of pure organic honey. I add hot water (not boiling), but hot enough to melt the honey. I drink the cup as soon as possible to enter the fluids to the body as soon as I wake up.
But of course it depends on the lemon and honey - there are more pickled lemons and there is sweeter honey. So do experiment until you get optimal amounts for you.
Why does it work? There are at least nine health benefits of tea with lemon and honey every morning, but three of my favorites:
1. Protects you against urinary tract infections
Since the drink you drink in the morning stimulates the digestive system, honey and lemon prevent constipation, they also work as urinary instance, clean the urinary tract and make sure there are no infections in the urinary tract.
2. Improves digestion
Each part of the drink helps the digestive process; Lemon helps the liver produce more bile to digest complex foods more easily, and absorb their nutrients better. Honey is anti-bacterial and protects you from possible infection, and removes toxins from the body.
3. Makes you shine with beauty and health
Lemon has many benefits for the skin, but it also purifies the blood and helps produce new blood cells. Water and honey create bacterial recovery and builds collagen that strengthens the skin.
So there you have it... this drink did wonders for me and my family. Try it and recommend others!