Is it ok to drink lemon water with wheat grass and honey?
(Troy, MI, USA)
QUESTION: Is it ok to drink (first thing in the morning) warm lemon water with wheat grass and honey in it? Does it give the same benefits of drinking warm water with just lemon juice?
The quick answer to your question is that I honestly don’t know if the combination is going to provide more or less benefits or perhaps different benefits that drinking clean water with just lemon juice.
But there are two different issues here: the honey and the wheat grass. Ultimately, I think a food scientist would have to evaluate the combinations to determine if there any structural changes occur. But I will share what I think.First, the lemon water with wheat grass.
As I am sure you know by now, one of the many benefits of drinking lemon water is that it helps to alkalize the body. This is also one of the many benefits of wheat grass (its alkalizing effect), not to mention the fact that wheat grass is full of nutrients.
Both lemon water and wheat grass are also both effective at cleansing the body. So you would think they would be very complementary to take together.
However, we also know that lemon juice has a similar molecular structure to saliva, hydrochloric acid, and the stomach’s other digestive juices. I believe that
adding anything else to the lemon water (including wheat grass or honey) actually diminishes the benefits of lemon water for the digestive system. Second, the lemon water with honey.
Since any type of sugar (including honey) is acid-forming in the body, I believe that adding honey to warm lemon water diminishes the specific benefits of drinking lemon water.
However, if adding honey to lemon water is the only way someone can drink lemon water, I think it is better than no lemon water at all. There’s no question that putting lemon juice in any type of beverage, whether it’s ice tea, adding it to fresh vegetable juices, or plain water will provide some nutritional benefits.In summary, lemon juice with plain water is best.
For optimal benefits of the lemon water and wheat grass, I would recommend drinking 6 to 8 ounces of lemon water first, followed by wheat grass in water, carrot juice, fruit juice or whatever way you can get it down.
And I would drop adding the honey altogether. Even though honey does have some nutritional and enzymatic properties that are more beneficial than most other sweeteners, the body still metabolizes it as a sugar. And I don’t know of anyone who needs more sugar intake, that’s for sure.Return from Lemon Water with Wheat Grass to Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water