What Happens If You Drink Water With Honey On An Empty Stomach!

All diet experts agree that honey holds the supremacy over other natural foods. Its natural soothing and rejuvenating effects on the skin and hair surpass the great majority of advertised day or night care creams, lotions, shampoos, leave-in-conditioners, gels… you name it!

For this reason, natural skin and hair products have honey as their main ingredient, whereas cheap chemical products still leave it out.

They say health and good looks come from stomach, so you may reap more benefits by consuming honey drinks rather than applying it topically.

Is honey good for you when consumed on its own?

It definitely is good! So, do try to use honey not as tea, coffee or lemonade sweetener only. Think of it in another, much healthier way.

It is true that we are all burdened with the harmful effects of white sugar to the extent that we avoid sugar in any edible form. But! You simply must exempt honey drinks from that myriad of sodas, energizers, fruit yogurts, cocktails, milk shakes or other ready-made coffee drinks that do contain harmful amounts of added sugar. What you need is pollen-rich honey to make a real change in your diet of life!

11 Health benefits of honey

benefits of drinking honey with warm water at night

1. Honey unlocks your auto defense mechanisms:

How does honey do the ‘unlocking’? Actually only raw, unadulterated honey can do the ‘unlocking’ of your self-defense abilities and keep them ‘on guard,’ because only raw, organic honey is loaded with helpful minerals, vitamins, flavonoids, and enzymes that keep your gut clean and healthy.

Your immune system is simply in the ‘out-of-order’ position when your body is not properly detoxified or hydrated. And bee honey taken with some water can be instrumental in flushing out the toxins from your body!

2. Honey reduces cough and throat irritation:

It helps with coughs, particularly buckwheat honey. In a study of 110 children, a single dose of buckwheat honey was just as effective as a single dose of the drug dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing of proper sleep.

Therefore, seasonal allergies, cold, and different strains of flu with symptoms like coughing, sore throat and bouts of fever, can be effectively warded off by consuming honey and water on a daily basis.

3. Honey is anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-viral:

The fact that all types of honey is antibacterial because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide was proven by Peter Molan, director of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Indeed, honey has powerful anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-viral and even anti-fungal properties.

If you smear some honey on minor cuts and burns, it acts as an anti-bacterial and antiseptic agent, and also helps the wounds heal faster. It cleanses the affected area and speeds up the body’s healing response. Actually, honey soothes any skin inflammation!

4. Honey aids in indigestion

Besides purifying our bodies of toxins, honey dissolved in water also aids indigestion (acid or upset stomach) by easing the food passage from the intestines to the colon. It neutralizes the gas produced in the body and soothes the stomach suffering from the after-effects of overeating. Recent research convincingly shows that honey treatment may help stomach disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis.

5. Honey assists in weight loss

Drinking warm water with honey and a few drops of lemon juice is part of the majority of detoxifying and weight loss programs. Since honey is naturally sweet, it will sweeten your food in a natural way.

White sugar, which has lots of empty calories, can be replaced with pure honey, or honey and water, for a unique flavor in any home-made beverage. That expanding waistline, which has been bothering you for so long, will be under control very soon!

6. Honey increases athletic performance

Honey provides essential energy for a quality athletic performance. Ancient Olympic athletes would eat raw honey and dried figs to enhance their sports performance. This has now been verified by modern studies, showing that honey is superior to other sweeteners in maintaining glycogenic levels and speeding up recovery time.

The naturally-occurring sugar in raw honey is a great source of energy for the body, minus all those calories which are linked to other sweet foods. Honey and water can also be used to suppress cravings for sugary cakes, pies or pastry. Adding honey to taste to your daily beverages will keep your energy levels up during the day.

  1. Honey says farewell to your allergies

Did you know that locally-produced honey can help you to ‘tune up’ with the pollens of the area where you happen to live? Indeed, your body will receive these bee-disseminated agents and its reaction to them won’t be environmentally-allergic any longer!  And while warm water is not an efficient remedy for allergies by itself, it still does help to dissolve the honey and make it more-and-faster digestible. Staying well-hydrated can be help ever, and hurt never!

  1. Honey will turn your gassy stomach into a ‘flat tire’

If you have tried everything and you stomach is still gas-ridden, then honey-water maybe your last resort to solve the problem. Nobody feels comfortable with a stomach ‘inflated like a helium balloon,’ so do try out the recipe below. Stomach gasses are largely due to age-related bad digestion and honey can eliminate them naturally. You won’t need to take pharmaceutical preparations that may help you instantly, but after you stop taking them, gasses come back even more profusely. It is always better to be safe than to be sorry, right?

  1. Honey can skyrocket your energy!

If you have been feeling saggy-and-baggy lately, you definitely need an energy shot. The carbohydrates and simple sugars found in honey [even when is adulterated] will boost your energy and water will keep your body supply and satiated. So any time your body calls for a cup of coffee or a cigarette (be it the lightest one!), do not give it this unhealthy gratification. Instead, give it a chance to this health-winning couple – honey and water!

  1. Honey detoxes like a toxin-washing machine

Most people feel ‘slackish’ during workdays because they are not regular when it comes to stools. And what better detox way can you find than honey-water-lemon way? The lemon, that is the citric acid in it, helps with liver stimulation and “due urination,” so it is never a miss to add it to any healthy drink. The more enzymes you place in your gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), the healthier you!

  1. Finally, honey can help you reduce that bad cholesterol and increase the good one

Cardiovascular tension and low levels of the good cholesterol can be a thing of the past if you try this honey-water homemade drink. Bees’ products can melt away bad body fats and make you feel as light as a feather. After all, we have never seen “a fat bee” simply because it is always on the right diet. So, it makes great sense to copy a bee’s all-natural healthy diet of life, doesn’t it? 

How To Make Honey Water Recipe:

benefits of honey with warm water in empty stomach


  • Organic raw honey
  • Water


  1. Add one table spoon of organic raw honey in a cup of warm (not hot) water and mix well.
  2. In this simple recipe, you can also add some freshly-squeezed lemon juice and some freshly-ground cinnamon powder to enhance the taste.
  3. This honey-water drink should be taken on an empty stomach in the morning for best results.

Water is essential for metabolic processes in the body to take place, so it is very important to get the right amount of this fluid in order to be healthy. And water is simply indispensable for proper hydration of the skin as well.

However, it is mixing honey with water, which this recipe suggests, that increases its potency multiple times. Prepare this ‘divine nectar’ for yourself, and count on it to keep your body hydrated and supple all day long.

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4 years ago

Honey and water? I’ve never heard of this recipe but the article sounds interesting so i will try it right away!

4 years ago

I like honey so very much. Mi gringo says to me it is very sweet for him so I like this recipe to mix it with water! Mi little bonita can drink it in schol too and not run to the fountain in the hall after her breaky.
Gracias muchos for this! I read al yur storis they help me a lot be healty and beutiful. Gracias, Gracias

4 years ago

It is my common practice now since it is a very good diet hack! I also suggest that you drink it at the right time. You can drink a brim full glass of lukewarm water with honey first thing you wake up in the morning and last thing before you go to bed. And you can also add some cinnamon powder or squeeze half a lemon in it to diversify the flavor if it is too usual a drink for you.

4 years ago

My gynecologist recommended me to drink honey water during pregnancy because anemia. Also, I used to add a tablespoon of nettle seeds for a greater effect. It does help a lot and I recommend it strongly. Anyway, if you don’t have nettle seeds, honey water will do the job. I am still practicing it because the honey stimulates lactation and I am still breastfeeding.

4 years ago

Since my mother started drinking honey water, she doesn’t have headaches anymore. It took a little while her organism got used to the daily intake and the results were visible after two weeks. I also drink honey water and I love the way it wakes me up before going to work and the energy it gives me to keep going through the day. What surprises me even more is that I haven’t had a cough or flu for a long period of time, like I used to many years ago…

Michael John
4 years ago

This is a totally healthy trick considering the honey ingredient! I love honey and I always take a spoon or two in the morning even when I’m perfectly healthy. It is the ingredient number one in our family, especially in the treatments of colds, bronchitis and in eliminating the excess mucus in the lungs. You should go for this morning trick, because it will really strengthen your immune system.

4 years ago

I was also curing anemia after I gave birth to a baby boy with honey and water in the morning. After a while, my appetite increased and something changed. The honey is definitely the right anemia treatment. However, I haven’t had a cough since. Honey would be also perfect for ginger and hot water to treat colds and fevers. Good luck!

4 years ago

We produce our own honey and that can’t really be replaced by any medicines for immunity boost. Honey is a natural antibacterial ingredient…it’s the only ingredient that never goes off because bacteria can’t grow in it. Buy a jar of honey and don’t waste money on medicines. We even have switched to honey for most all our sweetener.

4 years ago

Hey people, it is strange how simple things in life can do miracles. The honey in the water helps the organism to heal. I think that the honey does the magic with its countless health benefits. But, let us not forget the water as the helper of this sweet infusion.

4 years ago

Yeah that’s right… Last year, at the summer camp we had a nature made barbeque (woods and rock installation, hah) and the next day I got bubbled bely. I am not sure if it from the barbeque but my cousin told me about this honey – water drink. I tried it and felt the immediate relieving effects. But, we did warm the water a little bit and I heard the healing music within my stomach.

Bianca M
4 years ago

I am sure that if this drink should be drunk on an empty stomach, when the body is empty and eager for intakes it will touch every single cell of the. I’ll try this from tomorrow on before I go to work and wait for the effects in the following weeks before my holiday starts. I have a long brown hair and I prefer a hair that shines on the sun.

Bianca M
4 years ago

I am also worried about the skin protection from the sun. The skin is of crucial importance to me. I want a shining body on the seashore too! So beside the sun care products that I take with me at the beach, I think that it is not enough. Instead of having cocktails I’ll ask the bartender to make me one of this before I put myself on the morning sunbath.

4 years ago

Ever since I know about myself, I consumed honey on a daily basis. My dad has taught me to eat one spoon every day. My childhood was full of honey spoons. But I have seen its most wonderful benefits when I started having problems with bad coughs in early springs. I had honey mixed with water every night before I went to bed and that’s how I survived. Honey is the best cure!

4 years ago

The truth is I’ve been suffering from an upset stomach since I was a teenager. Whenever I feel stressed, I have the urge to go to the bathroom. My stomach starts making noise, and I rush to the toilet sweating. To be honest I’ve tried everything, it didn’t help. It’s the first time I read honey dissolved in water can help. I will try it, thanks.

4 years ago

I am a person who has a difficulty staying fit, especially during the spring and winter. I am too lazy to exercise, although I occasionally run. Last year I read that drinking honey water can change my life. I tried it for one month and I was really disappointed because there weren’t any results. This year I tried it again for 3 months and I lost 10 pounds! I suggest you take it seriously and for a longer period of time.

4 years ago

Honey water for suppressing the desire for cakes and other sweets? I really need to try this. I have a sweet tooth and I basically eat dessert after every meal. I don’t feel guilty, and I haven’t gained weight, but the craving is killing me. It’s becoming an obsession. Lately I’ve been feeling tired all the time and I assume it’s because of the energy levels going down. Honey water should work for me, I hope. I will try it from tonight.

4 years ago

My story goes like this – I thought I was allergic to honey for 20 years. My parents warned me and my doctors were sure I had it. However, one day I realized I am eating the same pie from the bakery down the street for months. Turns out the pie contains honey! I checked and I didn’t have an allergy, so I started incorporating honey water in the morning and my energy levels are up all day. Thanks

4 years ago

I’ve had a lot of headaches lately, and I feel exhausted all the time. I thought coffee would help me survive the day, but I constantly felt dehydrated and started thinking about what else to incorporate in my diet. Then I saw this article, but I’m not a big fan of warm water in the morning. I hope the cinnamon will make things better for me. I’m trying it next week. Thanks for the recipe!

4 years ago

Having to drink on an empty stomach is something that gives me the chills. I am 15 weeks pregnant and I still had the urge to vomit in the morning, before I tried honey water. I tried everything – from ginger to massage, but it didn’t work. My friend suggested taking honey, but it just seemed too sweet for me. I tried it for one week and it was even worse. Honey water saved my life. I am so happy!

4 years ago

This looks simple and easy to do, but I always get up so late and I have breakfast cooked on the table so I don’t know how to incorporate this in my diet. The point is that I put a lot of sugar in my tea and coffee. I tried to switch to honey, but you cannot put honey in coffee, can you? I will try take honey in the morning, but honey water is just out of the question for me…

4 years ago

Honey has helped me a lot with my constipation problem. I mixed honey with cinnamon every morning and drank a lot of water during the day. My wife had terrible headaches and she tried drinking honey water in the morning. Her headaches only happen once a month now. Try taking honey, it will sweeten your life and detoxify your body!

4 years ago

I suffer from terrible colds every now and then. I think my immune system has gone wrong. The doctors suggested checking if there are any allergies, but I just think I am too sensitive. I used ginger a lot, but I’ve never tried honey water for treating my throat and cold. Thank you for this amazing advice in the article and I hope I can get through the next cold with the help of this recipe.

4 years ago

Who would have thought that the honey water would help me get healthier and boost my energy levels early in the morning every single day. At first I didn’t believe that adding just a teaspoon of honey into the glass of water I drink every morning would make any change. However, after two weeks of doing it regularly I have seen significant health improvements. I would recommend this drink to everyone!

4 years ago

I have a sweet tooth and always crave for something sugary from the moment I get up in the morning. The honey water has helped me reduce this cravings for sugar, because honey contains a lot of sugar in itself, but the natural one, which is good for your health. Honey is a natural source of sugar that wouldn’t make you fat and that is the reason I love it. I even drink water with a teaspoon of honey during the day, whenever I feel hunger.

4 years ago

I used to get up and drink a cup of coffee straight before opening my eyes. However, that is how my digestive system became dysfunctional. After reading the article about the importance of honey water in the morning, it had became my morning routine. Since then I do not have any digestive issues.

4 years ago

This recipe is perfect when you have a cold or a sore throat. Including the honey water into your diet will boost your immune system and relieve the symptoms of a cold that you experience. I love honey and it is my favorite natural sweetener that has helped me lose weight as well. Whenever I have a craving, I drink a glass of warm water with honey and I feel satiated.

4 years ago

At first, my mom has read about the benefits of drinking a mix of water and honey on an empty stomach in the morning and that is how I got introduced to it. I never thought that just one change in your diet would give such results in your weight. I have started doing this every morning religiously and I am not replacing it with anything in the near future.

4 years ago

The first drink in the morning for me was lemon water. When I heard about the additional benefits that honey has when mixed with water, I just couldn’t resist but add a teaspoon of honey in my lemon water. That is the perfect drink for me in the morning. I would recommend it to everybody to drink this health elixir, either before or with their morning coffee.

4 years ago

This recipe is so easy and takes just a few seconds to prepare. That is the reason why I love it. Instead of preparing smoothie every morning that will take a lot of time, I just prepare honey water and I am all set for the day. I also love the health benefits that the honey water has provided for me.

4 years ago

I was used to drinking soda right after I woke up. However, the doctor’s results didn’t turn out well, so I was advised to introduce some changes in my diet. That is how I googled for a solution online and found the honey and water mix as an alternative replacement for any sodas that I might get in the morning. Since then, there isn’t a single morning that I have missed drinking water and honey water.

4 years ago

This recipe is miraculous for losing weight. I have seen major miraculous results and reduced weight, because this drink has boosted my metabolism. I have tried every single diet to lose weight, but my sluggish metabolism just didn’t cooperate. The honey water made things available for me.

4 years ago

The honey water made me reduce the caffeine intake! Whenever I started my day with a cup of coffee, it would go like that for the whole day, until dinner late at night, which was the first meal for the day. With such an unhealthy lifestyle I had many health issues, one of them being gastritis. The inflammation of my stomach was so severe that I was in pain all the time. The honey water soothed my stomach any time I would drink it and it replaced the first morning coffee, easing my pain.

4 years ago

I only knew the benefits of a warm glass of water in the morning and I have only heard about how honey is great for your skin, but I have never heard what combining warm water and honey can do for you overall. It’s amazing

4 years ago

Drinking warm water with honey and a few drops of lemon juice is part of my detox and a main reason why I succeeded in my weight loss goals.

4 years ago

Honey and warm water is one of the best combinations to flush out waste from your system. That means goodbye to toxins and hello to a detox. Honey and water is a fast and efficient way to achieve weight loss. I tried it out, and I am happy with the results.

4 years ago

First of all, I thought that weight loss with honey would be impossible because there is so much sugar. But natural sugar is different. In fact, it is very good for you. It will help you satisfy your everyday sweet cravings for naughty treats such as cake, sweets, chocolate and cola. Honey and water is a must!

4 years ago

I now understand why warm honey water is a favorite, it can help to soothe a sore throat and you’ll lose some weight. I love this recipe

4 years ago

I’ve never though that honey was so marvelous and has so many healing and soothing properties. I’ve always known it to be good. But all these, no way! I used to use it occasionally with a cup of tea, or ate some tbsp. once in a while, however now I tend to use it almost every day, especially when not feeling well, or when I have a sore throat or some other similar health issue.

4 years ago

If you want to keep your body healthy or simply just detoxify it from the enormous number of nasty health damaging stuff we consume on a regular basis honey is really the best thing to start with. And water, plenty of water of course. As a plus, when mixing it with lemon in this triplet ingredient combination it is indeed quite excellent.

4 years ago

I gain weight quite fast so I figured I have to reverse the process and go on a weight loss diet. The road so far hasn’t been easy, especially with eating mainly veggies and fruits. But it is healthy and good for the body indeed. As for the drinks, I only drink natural juices. Now, when I put in this recipe and drink it in the mornings my diet daily plan is even greater and healthier.

4 years ago

Honey has been in my family since I can remember. My grandpa has kept 20 bee carts his whole life. Now my father is breeding them, so we have a constant supply of fresh natural honey. It’s kinda our family habit to eat and feel healthy, so we use honey constantly for many purposes and it has always done its miracles perfectly for us.

4 years ago

As they say: you reap what you sow. Having this in mind, when it comes to trying to stay healthy and energetic with a good nutrition and drinking habits, I always try to stay on the good side. I don’t consume alcohol, or anything liquid that I haven’t prepared for myself. The honey mixed water is always on top of my list so I like to think it’s one of the reasons I always feel filled with energy and have a positive attitude for my chores.

4 years ago

I have some permanent stomach issue a while ago now that the doctors are telling me can’t be cured in any way, just eased enough for me to be able to eat properly. I have some medicines for that which did a bit of the work, but since I’ve started to use honey on a daily basis my digestion got quite better.

4 years ago

Don’t know why, but my hair has always been of a great importance to me. I simply can’t help it. I have something as a sentiment for it, and it always goes on my nerves when I see even a single follicle fall on the tiles when I shower. Besides some lotions and conditioners I consider to be good, I’ve also used honey since always and I can tell for sure it really has a good effect.

4 years ago

Whenever I don’t feel well, when having the flu, a cold, or simply a mild cough I instantly grab the honey jar and have a few table spoons and later on drink the mix of this recipe the next morning. I’ve always felt at least a bit better right away after doing it, so I’m positive this combination is really the best.

4 years ago

Water is always the prime leader on my drink list. I know that drinking water is a very healthy and good must for the body, so it’s quite easy for me not to drink all those artificially flavored harmful juices on the market. To be honest, I’ve never been some big fan of honey, but after reading this article I started mixing it once in a while and drink it with my water.

4 years ago

I was very pleased from the vast amount of good properties and benefits of this recipe when I read the article. The diversity of positive effects this honey and water offers is indeed incredible. I use to only use lemons with tea, or drink a glass of tap water, but I’ll be sure using honey next time.

4 years ago

I knew that drinking water can be very beneficial in the morning, but I actually never thought of water mixed with honey! I always thought of honey as a companion to my winter tea cup, but, there you go, maybe honey is something more. I started drinking pure water every morning last year, but that didn’t last much. I gave up when I realized I keep forgetting not to eat anything else after having water for at least 30 minutes. That didn’t give me any results. I started having digestion issues and regular coughs make me the grumpiest person in the morning. As you mention in this article, honey should help me with indigestion issues, and I will start making this drink every morning. I love to have honey with my evening tea, but I noticed I feel weird afterwards. I kept having an itchy feeling in my stomach, and I guess that’s because I do it very late in the evening and I know to exaggerate with the spoon. I will definitely try this technique, though, and I hope it saves me from the cough and my indigestion issue.

4 years ago

Drinking honey water on an empty stomach is like revelation. My grandma is producing organic honey and drinking it on an empty stomach was her suggestion. The greatest benefit I got from this recipe is immune system boost and allergy elimination. I also add lemon juice in this recipe or sometimes ginger powder because in this way, the effect of this drink is doubled. When I was younger, even before I start drinking this elixir, I was constantly sick during the autumn-winter period, after which an allergy followed for three or four months, every single day from February to May, with no exceptions. I started drinking warm honeyed water just for no reason, But then, I wasn’t simply aware when the boring coughs, flu, bronchitis, allergies and God knows what disappeared. I forgot to buy the allergy pills I couldn’t live without. Also, since I’ve begun this morning routine, I don’t have stomach cramps and pains which are result of skipping meals, since I am very busy at work and sometimes I don’t even have time to have a proper lunch, but junk food, of course. This drink makes me feel better because of all this, at least. At least, I don’t never ever, forget to drink it before I go to work. It is like…. I do something good for myself, not only those meals skipping and junk food eating, I really really feel terrible about. This is a must in your nutrition, my friends. And this is only a habit -if you are tough and strict about drinking it, then it will become a habit. Or let’s say, it is like cigarettes smoking -you won’t give it up easily.

4 years ago

This is a very informative article and I hope many readers will turn to this divine, powerful recipe. It is a habit that will surely cost you a better, healthier life. Even if you did not have anything healthy today, mixing honey and lukewarm water in the morning will do the job because of its vitamins, minerals and enzymes.From my personal experience, this is the best morning habit you can ever undertake, and it takes only 5 minutes.
This drink’s properties are versatile: antibacterial, antiviral, however it assists stomach flattening and weight loss, but the honey helped me mostly i a way that it reduced the allergy symptoms. I haven’t really made the allergy test so far, because symptoms, in my case happen only once a year in the period between February, 1 until the end of April. I got the symptoms two years ago for the first time and before that I hadn’t had an allergy for 24 years. At first, I didn’t really realize that it may be an allergy at first, but the itchy ears and throat came really annoying. Now it turned out that I am allergic to evergreen trees blossoming. On my uncle’s recommendation, who fights his kids’ allergies throughout the year, he suggested me to actively drink honey and water mixture on an empty stomach even before the symptoms start , but I was sure they are going to start. I was repeating this morning habit for months. The results were very positive because the symptoms were reduced a great deal. I felt the itching from time to time, but the breathing difficulties were omitted to the extent that I didn’t use a pill for 4 moths.

This was my main target and I know how to cope easily with this. But I am sure I benefited in many ways which I didn’t realize because I was concentrated on this problem and quite scared. Thank you!