The combination of honey, lemon and water results in a tasty, beneficial drink. Honey with lemon is an age-old remedy believed to soothe a variety of ailments. It is easy to make — using household ingredients — for pennies a serving.
Honey and lemon in water sometimes helps loosen congestion and prevent dehydration. Sip the mixture daily as needed. Suggested amounts of lemon juice are one-half to one lemon a day, stirred into 8 oz. of water two to three times a day. Add honey to your desired level of sweetness.
Honey raises the level of immune-enhancing, disease-fighting antioxidants in the blood, says Heidrun B. Gross, PhD, department of nutrition, University of California, Davis. Dr. Gross explains that honey contains a large percentage of polyphenols, antioxidants known to be important in prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Consuming sugar typically provides a very brief spike in blood sugar. It has been found that honey might maintain optimal blood sugar levels for a full two hours, according to findings of Dr. Steven G. Pratt from Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. One to two tsp. is best, taken several times a week in your lemon water or alone.
Waste in human bodies has a direct effect on disease. Lemon is sometimes useful in cleansing the body of waste. Daily drinks of lemon and honey in water might help keep your system clean. Daily honey consumption might help prevent constipation, reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure.