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Honey Lemon Water: An Amazing Benefical Combination

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Hot honey lemon water, it’s the fever fighting arsenal of every Grandmother, pulled out as soon as you have a sniffle. (and if your Nana has Scottish roots there’s usually a drop of whiskey in there too).

So why is it touted as a magical cure all elixir?  Quiet simply it’s those two ingredients are full of healthy benefits:

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Natural organic raw honey is full of  enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. It’s properties help kill bacteria and heal wounds. One tablespoon of honey contains 64 calories, a natural sweetener as well as being fat and cholesterol free.

 

honey lemon waterLemons are rich in nutrients such as Potassium, Calcium and Vitamin C. It is especially useful for its antibacterial properties (as you well know when it gets into a cut..ouch) and helps to maintain your immune system.

 

25 Benefits of Honey Lemon Water

  1. Excellent for fighting colds and flu
  2. Soothes a sore throat
  3. Helps fight a fever
  4. Suppresses a cough
  5. Stops constipation by stimulating the digestive system and hydrating the colon
  6. Helps with weight loss
  7. Aids digestion as lemon helps to break down complex foods and honey
  8. Fights viral infections
  9. Flushes out toxins and cleanse the liver helping you detox.
  10. Gives an instant, safe energy and a metabolism boost
  11. Cleanses your  urinary tract and prevents UTI’s
  12. Gives your skin a healthy glow
  13. Helps fight bad breath
  14. Neutralizes gas
  15. Reduces inflammation 
  16. Maintains the PH levels in your body
  17. Boosts your potassium levels
  18. Helps reduce insomnia 
  19. Can help reduce allergies
  20. Boosts your memory
  21. May help to reduce heart disease
  22. a natural source of citric acid, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium
  23. Reduces joint pain and inflammation
  24. Provides relief from heartburn
  25. Help to rehydrate your body and replenish body salts after a hard workout

How to Make Honey Lemon Water

  • Juice of ½ lemon,
  • 2 tblsp honey,
  • 1 Cup boiling water

In a cup, add the lemon and honey to the boiling water. Stir well and leave to cool.

If you want an additional shot of healthfulness add add a tsp of cinnamon or turmeric.

cinnamon-213457_640turmericCinnamon and turmeric are both loaded with antioxidants, and have anti inflammatory properties. They have been shown to lower blood sugar and fight bacterial and fungal infections.

In addition turmeric can help fight depression, as well as acting as a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent.

Honey and lemon have been used for their medicinal properties for over 2,000 years.  Why not start your day off right with the benefits of raw honey and lemon working in your favor.