Every bit of my routine, from the tea that I drink after lunch ( Herbal Medicinals EveryDay Lemon Detox ) to the podcasts that I listen to while I work (which I wrote about last night) has served me well. So well, that it would take a lot for me to “fix what isn’t broken”.
But this past year I’ve found my morning beverage of choice slowly evolving from coffee to Twinnings English Breakfast Tea, and – finally – to my morning lemon honey detox.
Why the change, you might ask? Because I was waking up feeling great and then experiencing a steady decline from mid-morning to lunch time. My energy was spiking with my first-morning cup and ebbing just as fast. Couple that with nausea and stomach sensitivity, the coffee and black tea just weren’t cutting it on an empty stomach.
My Morning Detox Recipe is simple.
1 mug of boiling water
1 tsp of honey
2 tsp of lemon juice
So now let’s talk about the benefits.
The first one everyone hears from old wives tales to Pinterest posts: This combination helps you lose weight. Actually, it helps to burn fat in the body. Whether or not you want to view fat burning the same as weight loss is up to you. The effect can be even greater if you exercise right after you drink it!
Probably the most important reason I love this beverage is that it promotes clear, acne free, and healthy skin. As you know, I had the worst skin problems growing up and even went through two bouts of Accutane. (As always, if anyone needs to talk acne, Accutane, and skin care feel free to reach out!) Before I really found out that my skin problem was certainly too severe for any home remedy to complete do the trick, I ended up doing a lemon water cleanse. While it didn’t completely help me then, it did make enough of a difference for me to be religious about drinking it now. Honestly, this concoction is nothing short of a skincare miracle.
I’ve always been susceptible to colds and viruses – regardless of how much I try to prevent them. The lemon in this drink is rich in vitamin C, which we all know helps with one’s immune system. Less coughing and sniffles? Especially this time of year? Yes PLEASE.
Lemon also helps with so much of what is going on in the stomach. It can help you better digest foods, fires up your metabolism, and even detoxes – gently. This is super important to someone sensitive like me.
Finally, we can’t forget about the honey. If you’re worried about a lack of energy without your morning caffeine fix, honey is the key! Honey is basically a healthier form of sugar – which we all know gives you a boost of energy. So you won’t be dragging in the morning with this drink!article by emily hight