Experts say, the first thing you should do when you get up in the morning is to drink a glass of light honey water. You should pick  honey which is liquid without crystallization, the color should be light, and the flavor should not be too sweet.  By drinking honey water  you can both add moisture to the body and nourish the stomach, whilst promoting your  metabolism.

The vitamins and minerals in honey–including riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, zinc and magnesium–can help your body dissolve fat and cholesterol, according to the website Organic Facts. Honey also contains antioxidants that can neutralize free radicals that destroy cells. According to Oregon Health & Science University, 1 tablespoon of honey has 64 calories and no fat. It is also five times sweeter than sugar, so you need less of it to sweeten beverages and food items.

YOU WILL NEED

250ml warm water

1 tbsp of honey ( use less if too sweet for your liking )

the above contains a mere 64 calories alot less than sugary soft drinks.

PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING

If you’re diabetic, or have other blood-sugar control issues, be aware that honey has the same carbohydrates as white sugar  and can therefore affect your blood sugar the same way. Also, be careful not to eat too much honey. Honey is, after all, intended to be food for baby bees and to help them put on weight. As such, honey is a calorie-dense food. Measure the honey so you know how much you’re using so you don’t consume too much.

I WILL ALSO ADD THIS IS NOT A BREAKFAST SUBSTITUTE EAT BREAKFAST AS NORMAL

By Nellie Lee Luhrmann




Comments

8 Comments so far

  1. Fi on April 17, 2011 4:44 pm

    What experts? A well balanced breakfast would be far better than just honey in water….

    However, this would surely be better than soda, and if you’re skipping breakfast in the morning then definately go for it, at least it has some nutritional value.

  2. Nellie Lee Luhrmann on April 17, 2011 4:52 pm

    Thanks for pointing that out I sometimes assume that people are as clicked on as I am when it comes to these things. Honey water is to be drunk on an empty stomach followed by breakfast. You should ALWAYS have breakfast. And personally for me soda is BAD and should not be drunk at all. My mantra Water is the best, chuck out the rest!!!!!!!!

  3. Sarah on April 17, 2011 6:39 pm

    I think it is a good idea in many ways, it promotes fluid comsumption. Honey has many good qualities, it was commonly used for medicinal purposed prior to the advent of modern medicine and antibiotics. It was often used for a sore throat. Even when I was young(I am only 28) if I got a cold or sore throat, I got tea with honey and lemon juice. It has been proven to fight antibiotic resistant MRSA skin sores and diabetic ulcers. There have been a few studies that those that regularly consume a certain form of honey have less allergies.(Which is probably due to small amounts being present which in a sense immunizes you body to the allergen.
    Sorry for such a long winded post, just thought I would share my thoughts.
    Sarahlise

  4. Nellie Lee Luhrmann on April 17, 2011 7:35 pm

    Thanks Sarahlise :) I encourage people to share there thoughts. I am the same when I get a sore throat tea with lemon & honey works a treat.

  5. Fi on April 18, 2011 2:41 am

    You’re right, before breakfast it’s a good idea, I might try it. I never drink soda anyway, I never liked the stuff. And count me in for loving warm honey drinks when I’ve got a cold :)

  6. katiec on April 18, 2011 5:25 am

    if the honey is harvested locally, it can also help with allergies. thanks for the info!

  7. jamie on April 28, 2011 9:24 am

    Question: Does it matter if the honey is unpasteurized or pasteurized?

  8. Sumathy on February 10, 2014 1:31 am

    How long I need to intake honey with warm water to reduce the weight?

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