Ayurveda is a compilation of ancient Indian texts and science behind concepts of holistic healing and for a healthy, vibrant mind and body. One of the most important tips we can adopt easily in our daily routine is drinking warm lemon and honey water, first thing in the morning. Kicking our regular habit of coffee in the morning can be tough but once you get in the habit of beginning your day with this homemade concoction, you will see the innumerable benefits it has on your body and mind.
Ayurveda calls for starting the day right by focusing on morning rituals that work to align the body with nature's rhythms and help build up resistance to diseases. The simplest of ingredients found at home, lemon, honey, and water can have important positive effects on your health and well-being. This age-old Ayurvedic tradition of drinking hot lemon and honey water early in the morning has become a favorite ritual for health-conscious individuals. Here is why:
It Rehydrates the Body
As you wake up in the morning, your body has gone through a long stretch of hours without drinking water. Drinking a glass of water, especially warm water first thing in the morning rehydrates your system.
Helps Flush Out Toxins
Drinking warm water with lemon and honey in the morning is an Ayurvedic practice that helps clear the digestive tract of toxins that have built up overnight. As the liver works overnight to channel out toxins, our body regenerates and restores itself through a deep sleep nidra. Drinking lemon water in the morning allows you to flush out the toxins that have built up overnight.
Helps Lose Weight
A sidekick benefit of drinking warm honey lemon water in the morning is gradual and natural weight loss. In addition to helping boost the immune system, this warm drink also helps in increasing your metabolism and thus helping maintain a healthy weight.
Recipe for Warm Honey Lemon Water
- 1 glass warm water
- 1/2 lemon, squeezed
- 1 tsb honey
Add lemon juice to the glass of warm water then add honey and stir well. Drink down slowly and wait 20-30 minutes before you eat something.
By drinking warm lemon and honey water consistently every morning, you will observe a change in your metabolism and upliftment in energy levels, in addition to subtle changes in mood and skin complexion. Give it a try and let us know what you think ~ @teamsivalya
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