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Honey, Lemon, and Ginger Tea - A Healthy Drink Before Breakfast

Updated on November 22, 2017
Honey, Lemon and Ginger Tea with key Ingredients
Honey, Lemon and Ginger Tea with key Ingredients

A good drink before breakfast

In this article, I have come up with a well known morning drink i.e. tea. Tea is found to be the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. Tea is the common drink of Indians and also of population all over world.Tea is native to Asia, originated in Southwest China, where it was used as a medicinal drink. In India tea was indigenous, but its commercial production began with the arrival of British East India Company in 16th century. But, don't worry, I am not going to tell you about the history of tea. Now, tea is widely consumed in India and popular in world too. Besides, India is one of the largest producer, and exporter of tea, after China in the world. So, importance of tea in India and world can't be neglected. However, tea is not taken in a healthy way. Its many contents have serious side effects and mostly people are not aware. The main harmful substances in tea leaves are caffeine and tannic acid. Even coffee, another popular beverage after tea, also contain those substances. Excessive intake of tea or coffee, makes you addicted, affects your digestive system, teeth, joints, and what more. So, if tea or any other drink is a must then we should have it definitely, but in a healthy way. So, here I am with you to share a drink, which is not only healthy but also delicious. It's a Honey, lemon, and ginger tea. I am going to tell you about the benefits of honey, lemon, and ginger tea plus its recipe. Honey with lemon and ginger - the 'trio'- makes a great drink. Each of the ingredients have a unique medicinal qualities, when combined to make a drink gives a delicious taste plus a soothing effect on mind and body.

Why this drink?

  • A good source of energy and refreshing: Honey is a good source of energy as honey contains about 64 calories per tablespoon. I have used 2 tablespoon of honey in my morning drink. Lemon provides a freshness and ginger adds a spicy flavour. It's a refreshing and palatable drink plus a great energy source. So, it's good to start your morning tea with the 'trio'- honey, lemon, and ginger as main ingredients.
  • Immediate relief from nausea and indigestion: Nausea refers to the sensation of having an urge to vomit, while vomiting refers to the spitting up of the contents of the stomach. They are not diseases, but rather symptoms of a body disorder. Ginger can help prevent or treat vomiting and nausea from cancer chemotherapy, pregnancy, which is a relief during that period, and motion sickness. Ginger has been used as a digestive aid and for other therapeutic uses for thousands of years by ancient cultures, specially in India and other south Asian countries. Ancient countries' texts have mentioned a lot about ginger. So, ginger in tea is a must. Moreover, if you have a motion sickness tendency, you can drink a cup of ginger-lemon tea, with honey as sweetener, prior to travel to prevent nausea. It also alleviates an upset stomach. It improves the functioning of colon. Honey is a predigested sugar, helps in digestion. Lemon helps in cleansing, being diuretic. So, Honey and lemon water is believed to cleanse the colon (large intestine) and expel undigested food, waste and other toxins that have built up in it. The removal of toxins improves the absorption of nutrients in the stomach and helps you stay hydrated. This drink is also believed to prevent abdominal bloating. It eases the pain and uneasiness of an upset stomach. The ginger and lemon contents in drink lowers the chances of heartburn and indigestion. Lemon juice with warm water improves kidney function. It causes the food to be better absorbed by the body and prevents belching and bloating after eating too much. It improves your appetite as well. Thus, lemon, ginger and honey in warm water is a perfect remedy and combination.
  • Antimicrobial and wound healing properties:Honey exhibits skin healing and antiseptic properties, it's antibacterial and anti-fungal. Antimicrobial agents found in honey help prevent infections by eliminating bacteria in and around wounds. Many types of bacteria cannot survive in honey. So wounds heal, swelling calms down and tissue can grow back. Due to its ability to retain water, honey helps re-hydrate dry skin. It can also help relieve sunburn pain and accelerate the healing process. While, lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C which can heal wounds and preserve the strength of bones and teeth. So, honey with lemon and ginger makes a great drink.
  • Boosts immune system: Honey present in the drink may also boost the body's immune system by aiding in the production of white blood cells. This improves your ability to fight infection and helps reduce fevers, while ginger increases blood circulation in the body that is vital for optimum health.
  • Rich in antioxidants: Lemons contain bioflavonoids, also referred to as Vitamin P and are super antioxidants, that help maintain adequate levels of vitamin C in every cell of your body. Vitamin C content in lemon juice acts as a great antioxidant that can also help neutralise the activity of waste products called free radicals in your body. These free radicals damage DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid, a significant molecule that encodes the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all living organisms) and aggravate health problems. So, lemon is a good ingredient in your morning drink. It also helps in reducing inflammation and swelling caused by free radicals in the body. By stemming damage due to inflammation in your body, vitamin C may decrease the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.
  • Good for hair: Since honey, ginger, and lemon tea is loaded with vitamins, minerals and super antioxidants, you’ll be able to tackle your hair problems easily and naturally.
  • Brings a natural radiance to your skin: Cleansing action of lemon and honey helps in purifying the blood. It makes your skin glow. Honey, lemon and ginger water is better than any anti-ageing cream available in the market. The drink is rich in Vitamins C and B (specifically riboflavin i.e. vitamin B2 which protects cells from damage and is great for tissue repair), and minerals like calcium, phosphorous and magnesium which are great for bones but also calms stress, nourishes adrenal glands, and stimulates collagen. Your skin can never glow if the body is toxic or acidic. Try it for one month and see the the radiance in your skin.
  • Relieves cough and cold: Honey has a soothing effect on sore throats, making it an effective and natural cough suppressant. Being a rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, honey provides magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron, copper and zinc as well as vitamins A, B-complex and C
  • Prevents the formation of cancerous cells: Lemon water is alkalising. Human body functions best in alkalising state while cancer cells breed in acidic state in body. So, lemon is a good ingredient in your morning tea.
  • Helps in weight loss: Ginger and lemon both are considered as thinning agents. High blood sugar levels trigger cravings for carbohydrates and fatty foods. Ginger helps to normalise these sugar levels which otherwise can affect your ability to lose weight or eat healthy food. Ginger also improves fat absorption and prevents it from accumulating in the body. Both ginger and lemon have anti-inflammatory properties that prevent inflammations and enhance the activity of the liver that helps in shedding your extra pounds. The fresh aroma of lemons reduces stress causing an increase in metabolism and proper organ function that can help in weight loss.
  • Stress reliever: Whenever you feel tensed or worn out, the drink can also be an effective stress reliever. The strong aroma, its sour, spicy, sweet and refreshing taste plus calming effects provide you relief and relaxation to your body and mind.
  • Reduces Pain: Ginger contains gingerol, a powerful antioxidant compound known for its medicinal properties. Ginger has effective anti pain properties. It is used to reduce pain associated with osteoarthritis (a type of joint disease), reduces muscle pain due to exercises, also reduces menstrual pain in women. So, never avoid ginger in morning drink.

Now, I hope you are in a mood to have such a drink. So let's start preparing the healthy drink.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 2 persons

Spoon Measurements for ingredients

Tablespoon and  Teaspoon
Tablespoon and Teaspoon

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water, filtered, use RO water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoon ginger juice

Instructions

  1. Boil 4 cups of water in a container.
  2. Add two teaspoon ginger juice in the boiling water, you can add grated or chopped ginger instead.
  3. After 10 minutes, remove the water container from heat source.
  4. Then add 4 tablespoon of honey in warm ginger water, stir it.
  5. Then add one tablespoon of lemon juice in the liquid and stir it. You can add one more as per your taste.
  6. Then strain the liquid in two glasses and serve it.

Nutritional Info of ingredients for single serving

NUTRITION
HONEY (2 tbsp) Calories 128
% DAILY VALUE (HONEY)
LEMON (1/2 tablespoon = 0.25 fl.oz) Calories 2
% DAILY VALUE (LEMON)
GINGER JUICE(1 tsp = 1/3 tbsp) Calories 12
% DAILY VALUE (GINGER)
Fat
0 g
0%
0 g
0%
0 g
0 %
Cholesterol
0 mg
0%
0 mg
0%
0 mg
0 %
Sodium
2 mg
< 1%
0.75 mg
< 1%
3 mg
0 %
Total carbohydrate
34.6 g
12 %
0.7 g
< 1%
3 g
0 %
Dietary Fiber
< 0.1g
< 1 %
< 0.1 g
< 1%
0 g
0 %
Sugars
34.4g
 
0.2 g
 
0 g
 
Protein
0 .1 mg
 
< 0.1 g
 
1 g
 
Vitamin A
 
0%
1.75 IU
0%
 
0 %
Vitamin C
0.2 mg
0%
3.5 mg
6%
 
1%
Calcium
2.5 mg
0%
0.5 mg
0%
 
0 %
Iron
0.2 mg
1%
0.0 mg
0%
 
1 %
Potassium
21.8 mg
0%
9.6 mg
 
78 mg
 
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Try drink with variations of taste

  • If you wish, you can stir cinnamon stick in the drink, gives a good taste.
  • I have used 2 tablespoon of honey, if you are calorie conscious you can add only 1 tablespoon of honey and add more lemon juice depending on your taste although lemon juice increases sourness.
  • You can add ground black pepper too in your drink if you want a little more spicy.
  • You can add Basil (Tutsi) leaves in the boiling water with ginger. Tulsi leaves have medicinal properties.

Try different variations one by one. The drink can be taken in evening, or before meals. It's definitely a refreshing and stress reliever drink.

Healthy Morning Tea

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