Honey is produced by bumblebees, stingless bees, and other hymenopteran insects such as honey wasps, though the quantity is generally lower and they have slightly different properties compared with honey from the genus Apis. Honey bees convert nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation: they store it as a primary food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive.
Maybe you only know the benefits of a warm glass of water in the morning or maybe you have only heard about how honey is great for your skin, but have you heard what wonders combining warm water and honey can do for you overall?
1. Raise Your Immunity
Along with having a direct antibacterial effect, honey may help clear out infection through stimulating the body’s immune system to fight infections. The natural glucose in honey also helps with what is called a ‘respiratory burst’, which is the action your cells take when they find bad bacteria, and is essential to helping your immune system.
2. Aids In Digestion
One of the first noticeable benefits of drinking lemon and honey water is improved digestion. The drink increases stomach acid production and bile secretion. They facilitate the breakdown of food materials and absorption of nutrients.
3. Treat A Ticklish Throat
Honey also helps to relieve the irritation of an itchy throat. The Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine published a research into the effects of honey on a cough.3 It found that honey was a better treatment for a cough than dextromethorphan and diphenhydramine. Dextromethorphan is a drug used in many cough syrups to suppress coughing and diphenhydramine is an antihistamine which is also used for coughs.
4. Weight Loss
It is believed that drinking the honey and lemon watermixture every morning on an empty stomach boosts metabolism which helps you lose weight. But this miracle drink does a lot more than speed up weight loss. But, nothing beats warm water with the honeylemon mix.
5. Detoxify Your System
This Honey Water Detox Simply Involves the Following: For 3 days, take only honey with water or non-caffeinated tea. For each 200cc glass or mug of water, mix with 1 to 2 tablespoons of pure honey. Drink this for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and whenever you feel tired or thirsty. Keep yourself hydrated the whole day but limit total consumption of honey to 150cc each day.