Of all the weight loss tips available on the internet, perhaps the most referenced and suggested is to drink a warm glass of water with honey and lemon first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. It may be a bit of an exaggeration to say that honey lemon water helps you lose weight, but it does help to burn fat. There are other health benefits to drinking the concoction, of which many people may not be aware.
Consider the following:
- Lemons have medicinal properties, like being rich in vitamin C and having citric acid. They are also antioxidants, which are helpful in fighting damaging free radicals and it is anti-inflammatory.
- Besides being a natural sweetener, honey also has antioxidant properties, as well as antiseptic and antibacterial ones.
Below are some little-known health benefits of honey lemon water:
Acne Prevention and Cure
The honey-dosed, lemon-infused water can flush out toxins and nourish your stomach. Healthy, clear skin is a direct result of a good gut. Due to the vitamin C in lemons, collagen is produced in sufficient amounts to also keep your skin free from wrinkles. You can also apply honey lemon water to the skin topically, and it will provide the same effects as drinking it.
Honey lemon water can help those who suffer from urinary tract infections. The water also acts as a diuretic, which allows you to pass toxins through the urine. Lemons help with the manufacturing of glutathione, which is a natural antioxidant that can neutralize toxins and work with the liver in detoxification.
Lemons can jump start your metabolism from its citric acid that produces citrate salts, which are a vital part of the citric acid cycle that contributes to energy. Honey, as an energy food, can provide the body with the glucose it needs for energy that will keep you going all day long.