Five Reasons to Drink Warm Water and Honey

Some people believe that drinking a glass of warm water with honey, can provide the necessary energy to activate ourselves and thus, carry out our exercise routine without problems.
Five Reasons to Drink Warm Water and Honey
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 11 June, 2022

Drinking a glass of warm water and honey every day is one of those natural remedies we can take advantage of as we adopt a healthier, more active, lifestyle.

When we get up, we don’t have time for anything and do everything in a hurry. We just add the first thing we find for breakfast to our cup of coffee. Then we just run out of the house without having prepared our bodies for the demands of the day.

Thus, starting the day with a glass of warm water and honey will help us prepare for the day before us. Above all, to be able to go out and exercise enthusiastically. This is the part that can help us lose weight.

You may not know it but you’d be on the right track if, by feeling more energetic, you motivate yourself to have a daily activity. Now, it’s important to keep in mind that, in addition to this drinking, you must adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle habits to be able to attain overall well-being. Also, you should maintain a weight that’s appropriate to your body mass index.

According to popular beliefs, drinking warm water with honey can bring other health benefits. Let’s see what they are.

1. Warm water and honey for weight loss

A jar of honey.

Honey is tasty and easy to consume. For this reason, it’s been incorporated into all kinds of recipes and remedies. Frequently, various medicinal properties continue to be attributed to it.

According to experts from the Nutrition Foundation, honey contains elements such as sugars, amino acids, tannins, glucose, and alkaloids.

They also indicate that, indeed, it’s a highly nutritious natural food with many therapeutic possibilities.

As we mentioned above, if we drink a glass of warm water with honey, within a healthy lifestyle, we can lose weight progressively.

Some people substitute honey for sugar. However, keep in mind that all excesses are harmful. Even when it comes to such as wonderful food as honey.

2. Improves digestion

Some believe the most advisable thing would be to drink a glass of warm water with honey as soon as you get up – on an empty stomach. This is because it’s when both the stomach and intestinal mucosa are more receptive to the contributions of honey. In particular, its enzymes and bio-elements.

While the honey makes its contribution, the hot water helps soften the waste adhering to the intestines, which will help facilitate its expulsion from the body. Thus, filter everything it doesn’t need. This later improves the food digestion process and, above all, optimizes the absorption of nutrients.

In addition, honey is a natural antibiotic. This is why it can help you fight the kind of bacteria that causes stomach infections.

3. Warm water and honey stimulates the immune system

A woman enjoying a cup of warm water and honey.

Some people also believe that a glass of warm water with honey can stimulate the immune system and keep the flu and infections at bay. This is mainly because honey is credited with a powerful antimicrobial property.

It’s interesting to know that a study published in 2011 confirmed that most types of honey have antimicrobial activity due to the enzymatic production of hydrogen peroxide. However, it should be noted that the extent of this antimicrobial activity varies according to the type of honey.

4. Reduce the impact of allergies

Honey is not going to do away with allergies. What it will do is reduce symptoms such as coughing, dryness of the throat, asthma, and nervousness. It’s for this reason that honey remedies for the throat have been highly recommended by grandmas throughout thousands of years.

5. Warm water and honey with lemon detoxifies our body

A bowl of honey and lemon.

Some people believe one can detox the body by drinking a glass of warm water with a hint of honey and lemon. This is because the antioxidants in both foods supposedly help attack accumulated toxins and facilitate their subsequent expulsion.

Lemon and honey, combined with hot water, promote hydration and urination and is also a rather enjoyable natural drink.

Final notes to consider in regard to drinking warm water and honey

As you can see, there are several reasons to have a glass of warm water with honey as part of a healthy lifestyle. The important thing to keep in mind is you should never substitute for one of your main meals. It’s only a complement to it.

Never add the honey to the boiling water. Otherwise, the heat will change its molecular composition. In fact, the water should be warm, not overly hot.

Some say that the best way to take advantage of its benefits is by drinking a glass twenty minutes before having breakfast. You don’t have to add lemon juice, but add a touch if you wish so that the mixture is more pleasant.

Finally, remember that honey isn’t recommended for children under 3 years of age, so don’t give it to them.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.