11 Amazing Health Benefits Of Honey Lemon Water


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Honey Lemon Water enhances metabolism, improving digestion, boosting your immune system, cleansing urinary tract, improves the absorption of nutrients, balances pH levels, clears your skin, promotes healing and weight loss. To make, take a glass of warm water, add juice of half a lemon and one tea spoon of honey to it. Mix well and drink.

Lemon is a wonder fruit for our body and is a powerhouse of vital nutrients as well as antioxidants that are essential for restoring the health and rejuvenating the entire physical system. The benefits of lemon multiply when it is consumed with lukewarm water and honey. So start your day by drinking a glass of fresh honey lemon water and revitalize yourself with all the wonderful benefits of honey lemon water.

Chemical Composition Of Lemon

Lemons are a rich source of sugars, polysaccharides, organic acids especially citric acid, lipids, carotenoid (pigment), vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, bitter limonoids, and volatile components. The lemon is a good source of potassium (145 mg per 100 g fruit), bioflavonoids, and vitamin C (40 to 50 mg per 100 g, twice as much as oranges).

The isolation of vitamin C from lemon juice has been performed. Calcium (61 mg) is also present, along with vitamins A, B 1 , B 2 , and B 3 . The fruit is also low in calories, containing 27 Kcal per 100 g.

Other constituents of lemon include volatile oil (2.5% of the peel), limonene, alpha-terpinene, alpha-pinene, citral, coumarins, mucilage, pectins, and bioflavonoids (mostly from pith and peel)

Flavonoids eriocitrin and hesperidine have been evaluated. Flavonoids can function as direct antioxidants and free radical scavengers, and have the capacity to modulate enzymatic activities and inhibit cell proliferation (Duthie and Crozier, 2000).

Composition Of Honey

Honey is a rich source of carbohydrates (82%), proteins and 17 free amino acids of which most abundant is proline. Honey contains trace amounts of the B vitamins riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6. It also contains ascorbic acid (vitamin C), and the minerals calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, selenium, chromium and manganese.

The main group of antioxidants in honey are the flavonoids, of which one, pinocembrin, is unique to honey and bee propolis. Ascorbic acid, catalase and selenium are also antioxidants. Generally speaking, the darker the honey, the greater its antioxidising properties.

Honey also contains organic acids such as acetic, butanoic, formic, citric, succinic, lactic, malic, pyroglutamic and gluconic acids, and a number of aromatic acids. The main acid present is gluconic acid, formed in the breakdown of glucose by glucose oxidase.

Benefits of  Honey Lemon  Water

1. Lemon And Honey For Face

Drinking honey lemon water has plenty of benefits on skin. Lemon is known to cleanse and purify blood  thus acting as a potent cleansing agent. A mixture of honey lemon water in turn boosts the antibacterial and collagen of your skin. The vitamin C component as well as other antioxidants in lemon and honey helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes and it helps to combat free radical damage. Vitamin C is vital for healthy glowing skin while its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne. It can actually be applied directly to scars or age spots to help reduce their appearance.

Lemon water purges toxins from your blood. This way lemon and honey benefits skin by clearing blemishes from the inside out. The vitamin C contained in the lemon rejuvenates the skin from within your body. The study shows that the peel of lemon is not only an astringent but also is a good antimicrobial agent for skin. This is an important finding as certain skin flora like Pseudomonas and Micrococcus can grow in presence of Sebum, especially when it is secreted in excess (in certain people), and cause purulent skin infections.

Sometimes it can serve as a predisposing factor for other types of skin infections like acne. Simple use of lemon juice can prevent such types of infections and could help in keeping a good and healthy skin.

2. Honey And Lemon For Weight Loss

Lemons are high in pectin fiber, and low in calories which helps fight hunger cravings. The warm water, honey with lemon also creates a more alkaline atmosphere in the stomach. This helps loose weight faster.

Studies have shown people who maintain a more alkaline diet, do in fact lose weight faster. I personally find myself making better choices throughout the day, if I start my day off right, by making a health conscious choice to drink warm lemon water first thing every morning.

3. Enhances Metabolism

Lemons are a rich source of citric acid and the citrates are an important intermediate in the citric acid cycle or Krebs cycle or TCA cycle. This cycle is a series of chemical reactions central to nearly all metabolic reactions and is the source of two-thirds of the food-derived energy in higher organisms. In addition, the cycle provides precursors of certain amino acids as well as the reducing agent NADH that is used in numerous other biochemical reactions. So lemon helps in enhancing the metabolism by providing the citric acid in abundant quantity.

4. Aids Digestion

Lemon, honey and warm water together can give your digestion an instant boost. Its atomic composition is similar to saliva and thereby helps in the digestive process. It encourages the liver to produce bile which is an acid that is required for digestion. The digestive qualities of lemon juice help to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, belching and bloating.

5. Cleanses The Intestines Improving The Absorption Of Nutrients

Luke warm water with honey and lemon in it increases the peristalsis of gastrointestinal tract and helps in the cleansing of gut. It helps in the expulsion of accumulated fecal material and stops the build-up of ama in the gut. It helps your body absorb nutrients, get rid of toxins and stay hydrated.

6. Boosts Your Immune System

Lemons are high in vitamin C, which is great for fighting colds. It also enhances iron absorption in the body; iron plays an important role in immune function. Lemons are also high in potassium, which stimulates brain, nerve function and controls blood pressure.

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) found in lemons demonstrate anti-inflammatory effects, and is used as complementary support for asthma and other respiratory symptoms. Lemons also contain saponins, which show antimicrobial properties that may help keep cold and flu at bay. Lemons are also rich in flavonoids which acts as direct antioxidants and free radical scavenger.

7. Cleans Your Urinary Tract And Acts As A Diuretic

Lemon juice and honey water helps flush out unwanted materials by increasing the rate of urination in the body. Therefore, toxins are released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy. The citric acid in lemons helps maximize enzyme function, which stimulates the liver and aids in detoxification. For women who suffer from frequent UTI (urinary tract infection) this juice is a boon and is known to keep recurrent infections at bay.

8. Balances pH Levels

Lemons are one of the most alkalizing foods for the body. They are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). Lemons contain both citric and ascorbic acid, weak acids easily metabolized from the body allowing the mineral content of lemons to help alkalize the blood. Disease states only occur when the body pH is acidic. Drinking lemon water regularly can help to remove overall acidity in the body, including uric acid in the joints, which is one of the primary causes of pain and inflammation in the cases of gout.

9. Promotes Healing

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), found in abundance in lemons, promotes wound healing, and is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue, and cartilage. As noted previously, vitamin C also displays anti-inflammatory properties. Combined, vitamin C is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of good health and recovery from stress and injury.

10. Freshens Breath

Besides fresher breath, lemons have been known to help relieve tooth pain and gingivitis. However, be aware that citric acid can erode tooth enamel, so you should be mindful of this. Do not brush your teeth just after drinking your lemon water. It is best to brush your teeth first, then drink your lemon water, or wait a significant amount of time after to brush your teeth. Additionally, you can rinse your mouth with purified water after you finish your lemon water.

11. Hydrates Your Lymph System

Warm water and lemon juice supports the immune system by hydrating and replacing fluids lost by your body. When your body is deprived of water, you can definitely feel the side effects, which include: feeling tired, sluggish, decreased immune function, constipation, lack of energy, low/high blood pressure, lack of sleep, lack of mental clarity and feeling stressed, just to name a few.

How To Make Honey Lemon Water?

You must drink this concoction first thing in the morning. You may choose to brush before you drink it, but it is recommended that you drink it without brushing or gargling.

To Make The Mixture

Take a tall glass of warm (not hot) water, add the juice of half a lemon and one tea spoon of honey to it. Mix well and drink it quickly. Remember not to drink coffee or tea for at least one hour after drinking this mixture, and rinse your mouth after it to reduce the acidic effects on teeth enamel or it can be sipped with a straw to avoid contact with the teeth.

Some people may feel vomiting sensation on empty stomach they are advised to take it after having some light food items.

Note: Do not waste the peel of lemon as it can be stored and used as pickle or dry it and make powder to be applied as a paste on the acne as studies have shown that its peel and pith also contains useful chemicals in considerable amount. 

Manisha Bora

Dr. Manisha Bora is a dedicated, qualified (M.D, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and Surgery)) physician with a vast experience in the field of ayurveda. In her 20 years of experience with ayurveda she has spent around 10 years in studying and embibing the theoretical and practical knowledge of this science and 10 years treating the patients in her private practice.

Manisha Bora

Dr. Manisha Bora is a dedicated, qualified (M.D, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic medicine and Surgery)) physician with a vast experience in the field of ayurveda. In her 20 years of experience with ayurveda she has spent around 10 years in studying and embibing the theoretical and practical knowledge of this science and 10 years treating the patients in her private practice.

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Jessica Lavon
Jessica Lavon 5pts

Amanda Jenny here are your science reasons which I did not read explaining why your morning lemon water will be warm with honey!

Linda Pellegrini
Linda Pellegrini 5pts

Lemons have many different uses I love it in my water it helps to break down fats in our digestive system. It also fights off kidney stones and gallbladder . And I also use it to clean my yoga matts by Diluting it with water and putting it a spray bottle. And to get rid of orders I simmer it in water and let the sent nationally clean the air .

Colette Moss
Colette Moss 5pts

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Mariam Bassa
Mariam Bassa 5pts

Will try it, always lookiing for better health in old age lol

Hayley Gelder
Hayley Gelder 5pts

I've been doing just lemon for a good part of this year, but mostly try to put the half lemon in a juicer, skin on for more benefits. May start adding the honey now \U0001f34b\U0001f36f

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Thanks for sharing the information

Wilde Flower
Wilde Flower 5pts

Its goid! I used to cut them in half put in inside oven sprinkle salt and it's good for sore throat and cold.

Cristina Gonzalez
Cristina Gonzalez 5pts

Freeze the lemon, grind some & put it in hot water. Also good open & drop in a capsule of Turmeric

Hirdey Prakash
Hirdey Prakash 5pts

।। स्वामी नितानन्द जी महाराज की दया ।।27 अक्टूबर मंगलवार ,को शरद पूर्णिमा के पावन पर्व पर , स्वामी नितानन्द जी महाराज की दया से श्री महंत राजेंद्रदास जी के सानिध्य में तपोभूमि जटेलाधाम ,माजरा दूबलधन, जिला झज्झर (JHAJJHAR DADRI RIAD) आश्रम में चंद्रमा की अद्भुत चांदनी में रात में 12 बजे पश्चात दमा रोग ASTHMA की अचूक दवा खीर में दी जायेगी। उल्लेखनीय है की यह दवा गत कई वर्षो से निरंतर निशुल्क: दी जा रही है एवं हज़ारो हज़ार रोगियो को फायदा हुआ है आप भी जिसे आवश्यक है एक बार आएं और लाभ उठाये

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Sunita Sharma You're welcome! :)

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Jhun Castañeto Welcome! :)

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Hemant Sharma You're welcome! :)

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Martha Olivas Melendez Thanks for sharing! :)

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Nighat Shima Welcome! :)

Martha Olivas Melendez
Martha Olivas Melendez 5pts

For throat . 1tsp of vinegar - 1tsp of honey and lemon. Marshmellows are good too they soothe your throat.

Ritu Dewan
Ritu Dewan 5pts

Plz tell some remedy for throat infection

Ayurveda 5pts

Suyaswi Sulekar Yes you can. Infact it's recommended during pregnancy. But check after few days of consumption if you have any discomfort or if it aggravates nausea!

Ray Watkins
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