When it comes to energy boosting tonics, honey water tops the list as one of the easiest, most potent and therapeutic drinks you can have.
It is affordable and can be made in an instant. You don’t have to soak any leaves or herbs for hours to drink this tonic. You might have heard of honey and lemon water as a great way to start the morning or a mint and honey herbal tea after dinner for a perfect way to end the night. It is because honey becomes a powerful ingredient that helps the body in so many ways.
Here are some of the benefits of honey water:
Honey is very sweet and yes moderation is key if you want to keep your glucose and insulin levels low. But a teaspoon or two of honey in a warm cup of water every day will help you blast those hard to budge fat areas on the body.
The sugar found in honey is one of the healthiest as it is free from the refined and synthesized versions found in junk food. It is actually quite healthy for diabetes patients. Honey water helps you lose weight and curb those snack cravings that you would regret later on.
So if you are feeling like grabbing a candy bar or some sugary beverage, make yourself a refreshing glass of ginger and honey water to satisfy the sweet tooth.
Having honey water half an hour before breakfast every day is a great energy booster. When you are up in the body, your body is in an energy deficit for the last 7-9 hours and needs a quick form of sustenance to get your brain and digestive tract running. Honey water instantly hits your system and revs up your metabolism.
Boosts the immune system
Doctors all over the world from every school of thought including traditional medicine to herbalists and alternative healing specialists tout the benefits of honey as a great way to boost the immune system. It aids in quick recovery after injury, gives strength to weak patients and helps the organs of the body function at their optimum level.
You see honey in creams, lotions, shampoos, asks and face washes etc. simply because it is rich in antioxidants that help fight free radicals and retain youthfulness. It also contains vitamin C that nourishes the skin cells and maintains its collagen levels.
Heals respiratory issues
The go-to home remedy for a sore throat or other respiratory problems such as sinuses and congestion is honey water. It has antibacterial properties that combat the infectious germs in your body and heal it.
Aids in digestion
Honey water helps fight indigestion and constipation by regulating the PH levels of the digestive tract thereby restoring its balance. That is why it is recommended to have honey water after meals if you are having digestion problems.
You can enhance your honey water by adding some lemon, mint or ginger to give it a wonderful flavor and enjoy its benefits at the same time.