The Simple Fix: Lemon, Honey and Water

The Simple Fix: Lemon, Honey and Water

As hard as it may be to believe, sometimes it is the simple fixes that get us back on our feet, propping us up like no other. This may be the case for the basic formula of fresh lemon, raw honey and warm water daily. This combination may be a traditional go to for some people or a complete stranger to others yet when the results are in, reports stand in favor on many fronts.

Honey

This golden nectar is truly that of the gods. However, it is most beneficial in its raw state as many mainstream honey choices are pasteurized by high levels of heat killing most essential nutrients.

Raw honey contains a laundry list of beneficial components which include,

  • Antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties
  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamins: B6, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid
  • Minerals: Calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc

Although honey does pack a carbohydrate punch it is a complex carb lift which a 2001 University of Memphis study found is effective for boosting endurance during exercise.

Lemon

The benefits of lemons may really surprise you. Most people use lemon as a cooking additive or to make sugar laced lemonade and that’s about it. What many do not realize is that this tart fruit contains a veritable pharmacy of systemic fixes.

Some healing properties of lemon juice include,

  • Electrolyte replenishment
  • Joint pain inflammatory reduction
  • Digestive enhancement
  • Liver enzyme production
  • Liver detox
  • Antioxidants
  • Vitamin C
  • Nervous system strengthening due to high levels of potassium
  • Appetite suppressant due to its pectin fiber
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • May help dissolve gallstones and calcium deposits
  • High alkaline levels reducing an acidic systemic environment

Add them Up

So it doesn’t take a genius to decipher the benefits of adding together lemon, raw honey and warm water. This combination taken each morning in slow sips could be the simple fix you may need to get your system back in balance. This isn’t to say that other health responsibilities need not be applied as a diet high in plant-based, non-processed foods along with a regimented exercise program are still essential. However, by adding such a simple beverage to your routine it just may be a useful component in bringing it altogether for an optimal healthy longevity.

A Personal Clinical Trial

Author Crystal Davis decided to report (Elephant 2/19/15) the results of her year long protocol of a daily morning ritual of drinking fresh lemon and raw honey mixed into warm water. Although not a real clinical double-blind randomized trial, this simple adjustment seemed to affect Ms. Davis in a profound way.

She reported,

“All of my life I’ve been a serial tonsillitis-getter, and always seemed to pick up whatever was going around. With a large family, including lots of little ones, there is always someone around who has the latest bug. I am happy to report I no longer catch them, even when it rips through the rest of the gang.”

“I no longer need coffee. The zing I get from lemon and honey first thing in the morning has become something I crave, and doesn’t leave me with headaches or the dreaded caffeine comedown. I also have more energy for longer and am quicker to smile in the a.m.”

She goes on to describe maintaining better digestion,  regular evacuation, no more UTI’s (urinary tract infections), and glowing skin.

Talk to your doctor about adding fresh lemon juice (about a quarter to half a lemon per cup) and raw honey (about a tablespoon) to your diet each morning. Chances are you’ll get the green light  and reap all the benefits you deserve.



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