Blogmas Day 9: Morning Pick Me Up

As well as December being the start of the festive season, for me it was also the start of a horrible cold and sore throat! It lingered for a while but I thought I’d share one of my favourite natural at home remedies for a cold and sore throat. This helped me to feel so much better and if you’re feeling a little groggy in the morning, this is sure to help you feel much perkier! I’m talking about an old classic; honey & lemon. There are so many benefits to drinking warm honey and lemon and I want to share those with you!

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My mum has always made me this when I have a cold and I think it definitely helps. Apart from being great for a cold, warm honey and lemon is also great for…

Helping Digestion

Drinking lemon water has been linked with aiding digestion as the lemon helps to increase acid production in the stomach. It is therefore also great to help with any bloating.

A Great Alternative to a Morning Coffee

Switching your usual morning coffee to a warm honey and lemon will benefit you in the long run. It contains less calories, less sugar and more importantly no caffeine. Of course, I am guilty for having a morning coffee every now and again – sometimes it is just needed!

Helps to Detoxify

Citrus fruits are often found in detoxifying liquids. With a warm honey and lemon drink made at home you know exactly what has gone into it to help with your detox!

Helps to Boost the Immune System

As well as drinking this to help overcome a cold, it can help to prevent future colds if it is drunk regularly.

So, want to make the perfect honey and lemon drink? You will need:

  •  Half a lemon
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of your honey of choice
  • 3/4 Cup of water

And follow these steps to make the steps to make the perfect cup:

  1. Boil your water and add to a cup. I usually fill my cup to around 3/4 of the way.
  2. Add 1/2 a tablespoon of your honey. Mix well until it is dissolved.
  3. Squeeze in the lemon juice and stir.

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And there we have it! Simple as that! I hope this helps you to overcome any colds you may have and helps to prevent them in the future!

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