This is an original article by Crystal Davis and her experience in an experiment she made with drinking warm water with honey and lemon. We bring you her story as she told it.
The consumption of freshly squeezed lemon and organic honey – warm honey lemon water – had amazing effects on me. I started this new experience 12 months ago because I wanted to see if it really was as amazing as trend says.
I am totally pleased of the results of this adventure, here is why.
1. I have not had gastro illness, flu or cold during the whole year
To be honest, this experience blows my mind. I was serial tonsillitis-gette in the past and I always pick up all the viruses and colds that were going around. I am sure that many of you have the same problem as me.
Confession: I had numerous signs of sickness, too many sneeze, headaches, fatigue etc. As soon as started the regime, these unpleasant feelings and situations stopped happening. I swear to honey and lemon that this drink made renaissance into my life.
2. I became morning (gasp) person and I no longer need coffee.
This incredible drink energized my body like never before. It will wake you up better than tons of coffee. You will feel freshness into your life. The headaches disappeared in the first few weeks. I forgot about aspirin and other medications that I used to take before.
Simply put, I became addicted of this miraculous drink.
I generally use the juice of half a fresh lemon, and a decent teaspoon of organic, raw unheated honey in a standard mug with freshly boiled water that has cooled a little (but still hot enough to melt the honey). I then add a splash of cold so I can drink immediately in one go to rehydrate me as soon as I wake.
However, it does depend on the lemon and the honey, some lemons are juicier or more sour and some honeys more sweet, so experimenting is important! Also half a lemon may be too intense to start, my family uses a quarter.
Why does it work? Well, according to websites thehealthsite.com and Underground Health, there are at least nine major benefits to drinking warm honey lemon water every morning. But I’ll list my favorites here:
Keeps you regular and protects from UTIs
Because this mixture when taken first thing in the morning stimulates the digestive system, as well as hydrating the colon and more, honey lemon water keeps constipation at bay. It also acts as a diuretic, cleansing the urinary tract and ensuring no urinary tract infections. I can certainly verify this one!
Every part of this drink aids in the digestive process; lemons assist your liver in producing more bile so you can break down complex foods better and use the good stuff from your meals. Honey is antibacterial which protects you from any infections you might have. It also helps with the production of mucus in the stomach, helping to flush out toxins. For this reason, it also assists with healthy weight balance.
Makes you glow with health and beauty
Lemon has many benefits for skin, but it also helps purify the blood as well as aiding in the production of new blood cells that act as cleaning agents. The water and honey create a restorative, antibacterial and collagen boosting powerhouse for your skin too.
So there you have it, my verdict is overwhelming positive and I highly, thoroughly recommend it. Plus it’s freakin’ delicious.
Disclaimer: I have become incredibly fussy about which honey and which lemons I use, and can see that makes all the difference. I am blessed to live in the pristine Tasmania, Australia where I source raw, unheated honey and organic lemons from the trees of my neighbours. When I am desperate and resort to supermarket lemons and honey, the result is not the same (it just tastes like fake sugary lemony yumminess).
Proper honey and healthily grown lemons are the key.
As well as a big handbag to carry them everywhere.