Raw Honey, Ginger and Lemon Tea
Where do we begin when it comes to the health benefits of the four (and only four) ingredients in delicious way honey tea with ginger and lemon?
In case you think that’s only three ingredients, don’t forget the water! Beyond it being necessary for survival, consuming around two litres of water a day is beneficial to your well being and to keep you properly hydrated.
Then we have the honey. Raw honey, of course, with all the natural goodness left in it, like pollen, and nothing added, like corn syrup. Most scientific research which relates to the proven health benefits of honey uses raw honey as it is widely recognized that heating and filtering honey either destroys or removes much of the goodness.
Raw honey, while known to be good for treating burns and wounds, contains many antioxidants, as well as 22 amino acids, 31 different minerals and a wide range of vitamins and enzymes. Regular consumption of raw honey is known to improve liver health and reduce levels of cholesterol, while the antioxidants are good for reducing potential narrowing of arteries.
Ginger, in its natural root form and again not in its processed form, has long been recognized for its health benefits, especially by the Chinese. Like honey, ginger contains high levels of antioxidants, so is good for strengthening your immune system. The amino acids, vitamins and minerals can also help with blood circulation, and many have found it to be beneficial for the respiratory system, especially if you suffer from 21stcentury allergies. If you suffer from motion sickness, ginger tea is also a well-known remedy
Lemon juice, of course, is rich in vitamin C, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, while it is also known to help avoid the formation of painful kidney stones.
So, when it comes to having a healthy, and also very tasty drink, raw honey, ginger and lemon tea takes a lot of beating.