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Drink Honey Lemon Water Every Morning – Amazing Benefits For A Whole Life

Drink Honey Lemon Water Every Morning – Amazing Benefits For A Whole Life

If you’re like most people, you probably want to take better care of yourself but can’t always find the time. With long working hours, a busy commute and taking care of a house and kids, taking care of yourself often takes a back seat to other business. The good news is, though, that there are quick and easy ways to improve your health even if you don’t have a lot of time to do it.

Drinking honey lemon water every day can provide the following health benefits:

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1. It is Great for the Skin

Looking for a flawless complexion? The honey lemon water beverage is one of the best available to help achieve this naturally – without any cosmetics! The Vitamin C in the lemons is needed by the body to build collagen, an important connective tissue which keeps the skin firm and young-looking. Honey has many compounds that help to moisturize the skin from within. The result is a healthy, youthful complexion.

2. It Helps with Digestion

Digestive problems like bloating, gas, heartburn and constipation are a chronic problem for many people and can seriously alter your quality of life. One of the simplest ways to help improve these digestive complaints is to simply drink the honey-lemon water every day: the lemons are rich in pectin and act as a sort of scrubber in the intestines, encouraging bowel movements to help rid the body of wastes and making the whole digestion process more efficient.

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3. It Boosts Your Heart Health

Heart disease is a leading killer worldwide – and a major threat to human health. But the honey lemon water can also help to reduce your chances of developing this serious condition. Lemons and honey are both rich in potassium, which has been shown to lower blood pressure levels, a major risk factor for heart attacks. Also, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help to protect the heart muscles from inflammation and other forms of stress.

4. It Aids in Weight Loss

Extra pounds can be hard to shed once you’ve put them on. If you are looking for a natural way to lose weight, this drink just might be the best drink for you. The water and the fiber-rich lemons will put a damper on your appetite, making it easier to eat less without feeling hungry. Also, the citric acid in lemons is an important part of the Krebs cycle, the means by which the body converts food into energy, and make the process more efficient.

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5. It Reduces the Risk of Chronic Disease

A lot of research has been done in recent years on the link between acidity in the body and the development of chronic diseases, including not only heart disease but diabetes, joint problems and even some forms of cancer. Lemons can help to lower the body’s pH and make it more alkaline: even though they are acidic themselves, their high mineral content helps them to counter-act acidity in the body itself.

6. It Strengthens the Immune System

Lack of sleep, stress, a bad dietary choices can easily wreak havoc on your immune system, causing you to go from one cold and flu to another.  The good news is that you can help repair this damage by choosing this beverage daily. The vitamin C in the lemons and the wealth of minerals in the honey can help to strengthen immunity and make it easier for your body to fight off the bacteria, viruses and other germs that can make you sick. Honey also has natural antimicrobial properties to keep you healthy.

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7. It Reduces the Risk of Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections are painful and can even be very dangerous if they are severe. For women especially, the problem can become a chronic one and some unlucky gals will have to go through one round of antibiotics after another to get the problem cleared up. Lemon honey water offers a natural solution to this if it is used regularly: honey has natural antibacterial properties, while the lemon juice can acidify the urine slightly and make it more difficult for bacteria to grow in the urinary tract.

8. It Detoxifies the Body

In the air we breathe, the beverages we drink and the food we eat, we are exposed to a wide variety of chemicals and toxins. While our body has its own natural defenses against these threats, it is also a good idea to give those defenses a natural boost. Lemon and honey can help to do this since lemon increases liver function to help detoxify the body and honey, again, has natural antimicrobial and antiseptic properties.

How to Make Honey Lemon Water Right at Home

One of the most attractive things about honey lemon water is that it is really simple to make! Simply add the juice from one-half of a lemon and 1 teaspoon of honey to a glass of warm water, stir it together and drink. It is most effective if drunk in morning before breakfast.

In short, there are simple things you can do to improve your health even on a busy schedule. One of these is drinking a glass of lemon honey water on a regular basis to begin reaping the many benefits listed above.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

Why Is Goal Setting Important to a Truly Fulfilling Life?

Why Is Goal Setting Important to a Truly Fulfilling Life?

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, achieve and create in our world.

And while it’s important for us to know what we want to achieve (our goal), it’s also important for us to understand why we want to achieve it; the reason behind the goal or some would say, our real goal.

Why is goal setting important?

1. Your needs and desire will be fulfilled.

Sometimes when we explore our “why”, (why we want to achieve a certain thing) we realize that our “what” (our goal) might not actually deliver us the thing (feeling, emotion, internal state) we’re really seeking.

For example, the person who has a goal to lose weight in the belief that weight loss will bring them happiness, security, fulfillment, attention, popularity and the partner of their dreams. In this instance, their “what” is weight-loss and their “why” is happiness (etc.) and a partner.

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Six months later, they have lost the weight (achieved their goal) but as is often the case, they’re not happier, not more secure, not more confident, not more fulfilled and in keeping with their miserable state, they have failed to attract their dream partner.

After all, who wants to be with someone who’s miserable? They achieved their practical goal but still failed to have their needs met.

So they set a goal to lose another ten pounds. And then another. And maybe just ten more. With the destructive and erroneous belief that if they can get thin enough, they’ll find their own personal nirvana. And we all know how that story ends.

2. You’ll find out what truly motivates you

The important thing in the process of constructing our best life is not necessarily what goals we set (what we think we want) but what motivates us towards those goals (what we really want).

The sooner we begin to explore, identify and understand what motivates us towards certain achievements, acquisitions or outcomes (that is, we begin moving towards greater consciousness and self awareness), the sooner we will make better decisions for our life, set more intelligent (and dare I say, enlightened) goals and experience more fulfilment and less frustration.

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We all know people who have achieved what they set out to, only to end up in the same place or worse (emotionally, psychologically, sociologically) because what they were chasing wasn’t really what they were needing.

What we think we want will rarely provide us with what we actually need.

3. Your state of mind will be a lot healthier

We all set specific goals to achieve/acquire certain things (a job, a car, a partner, a better body, a bank balance, a title, a victory) because at some level, most of us believe (consciously or not) that the achievement of those goals will bring us what we really seek; joy, fulfilment, happiness, safety, peace, recognition, love, acceptance, respect, connection.

Of course, setting practical, material and financial goals is an intelligent thing to do considering the world we live in and how that world works.

But setting goals with an expectation that the achievement of certain things in our external, physical world will automatically create an internal state of peace, contentment, joy and total happiness is an unhealthy and unrealistic mindset to inhabit.

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What you truly want and need

Sometimes we need to look beyond the obvious (superficial) goals to discover and secure what we really want.

Sadly, we live in a collective mindset which teaches that the prettiest and the wealthiest are the most successful.

Some self-help frauds even teach this message. If you’re rich or pretty, you’re happy. If you’re both, you’re very happy. Pretty isn’t what we really want; it’s what we believe pretty will bring us. Same goes with money.

When we cut through the hype, the jargon and the self-help mumbo jumbo, we all have the same basic goals, desires and needs:

Joy, fulfilment, happiness, safety, peace, recognition, love, acceptance, respect, connection.

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Nobody needs a mansion or a sport’s car but we all need love.

Nobody needs massive pecs, six percent body-fat, a face lift or bigger breasts but we all need connection, acceptance and understanding.

Nobody needs to be famous but we all need peace, calm, balance and happiness.

The problem is, we live in a culture which teaches that one equals the other. If only we lived in a culture which taught that real success is far more about what’s happening in our internal environment, than our external one.

It’s a commonly-held belief that we’re all very different and we all have different goals — whether short term or long term goals. But in many ways we’re not, and we don’t; we all want essentially the same things.

Now all you have to do is see past the fraud and deception and find the right path.

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