How to Consume Honey
Honey + Lemon
Going on a honey and lemon diet can help relieve you of your weight problem. Obesity is the physical condition of the body when excessive deposition of fat takes place in the tissues, putting a strain on the heart, kidneys, liver and the joints such as the hips, knees and ankles and thus, overweight people are susceptible to several diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, liver and gall bladder disorders.
Honey is an excellent natural home remedy for obesity and lowering of cholesterol levels. It mobilizes the extra deposited fat in the body allowing it to be utilized as energy for normal functions and purifying the blood as a result. Fasting on honey and lemon-juice, an alkaline food, is highly beneficial in the treatment of obesity without the loss of energy and appetite. For this natural cure, mix one teaspoon of raw honey (unheated) with the juice of two teaspoons of lime or lemon juice in a glass of warm water (not boiling hot water!). Take this remedy as a wake-up drink once in the morning on a empty stomach. Also commonly taken after a big and oily meal, this simple delicious tonic is an effective digestive and detox tonic. And of course, in every successful weight loss program, do bear in mind that principles such as forming healthy eating habits and diets, and keeping to a regular exercise regime over the long run are extremely important as well.
Can I Drink it Cold?
Some people said they could stomach only ice water and asked if they could prepare an icy cold honey and lemon (or cider vinegar) drink instead of the suggested warm concoction. Many of us have probably come across arguments that cold water helps in losing weight because it forces our body to raise its temperature and burn calories as a result. It is not known how significantly it helps in burning calories, but contrary to this theory, many cultures (especially Ayurveda system and Traditional Chinese Medicine) advise against the excessive consumption of cold water as it affects the digestive acids in the stomach and believe that warm water aids in digestion. A glass of cold lemonade definitely does help to beat the heat and quench thirst on a hot day and bring much refreshment after an intense grueling workout. But if you are watching your weight, in the morning before breakfast especially, warm water helps in cleansing the system, kick-starts our metabolism for efficient fat burning, and hence overall supports weight loss. Poor digestion of food can cause a build-up of toxins and undigested proteins in the intestine. The toxins can accumulate fat cells and lead to immune and inflammatory responses which are all linked to weight gain.
|Honey + Cinnamon
Another popular recipe combines cinnamon with honey and warm water. Research studies suggest that the use of cinnamon is beneficial for weight loss.Mix one tablespoon of cinnamon power with one tablespoon of honey and one cup of warm water. Thoroughly mix these ingredients and drink it on an empty stomach.Cinnamon has also been shown to have a regulating effect on blood sugar levels, and the metabolism of glucose. High blood sugar levels can lead to increased storage of fat in the body, so cinnamon has a positive impact on this aspect of weight loss. Combined with the metabolism power of honey, this mixture can be a powerful boost to your weight loss efforts.Research has not clearly explained how this mixture helps in weight loss, but many people claim to have seen positive results from its regular consumption.
|Honey + Garlic
Garlic and honey, a winning natural formula, both extremely important nutritional food sources which blend so well together either eaten alone in their rawest state or as perfect additions for spicing up rather plain and mundane dishes.By eating honey and garlic we boost our chances of not only living longer, healthier lives but also helping to ensure we don’t become an unfortunate victim of the dreaded Alzheimer’s.This disease causes the brain to lose 90% of its acetylcholine which is a neurotransmitter. It is used by our brain cells to help us remember things. Honey is a great source of acetylcholine and garlic is a great brain stimulant helping it to function as it should and increases our alertness and energy. What this tells us is if we want to keep our brains functioning as we get older then honey and garlic are essential foods.Many modern researchers have looked deeper into these older writings and have made surprising discoveries which has turned modern day antibiotic inventions on their head!