Honey limeade offers several health benefits

By Tu Anh   May 11, 2024 | 05:00 pm PT
honey limeade is considered a “miracle” for health, as it provides multiple benefits such as boosting the immune system and cleansing the intestines, according to Health People CN and Aboluowang.

Below is a comprehensive list of health benefits associated with honey limeade.

1. Reducing coughing and phlegm

Rich in vitamin C, honey limeade not only helps prevent cancer and food poisoning but also reduces cholesterol, alleviates fatigue, and boosts immunity. It can also relieve symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia, colds, and osteoporosis.

Drinking warm honey limeade in the morning can help cleanse the stomach and intestines, while drinking it in the afternoon can quench thirst.

2. Increasing memory

Honey limeade contains water-soluble vitamin C, which has antioxidant properties and can effectively improve blood circulation. As a result, drinking this beverage daily may enhance memory and improve cognitive flexibility and reaction.

3. Improving the immune system

With a high concentration of vitamin C and citric acid, honey limeade aids digestion, promotes hematopoiesis, enhances immunity, and accelerates injury recovery.

4. Disinfection

Limes are rich in niacin and organic acids, while their citric acid juice has strong antibacterial properties. Experiments have shown that highly acidic limeade can kill all bacteria in seashells within 15 minutes.

Limeade brings a lot of health benefits. Illustration photo by Unsplash

Limeade brings a lot of health benefits. Illustration photo by Unsplash

Honey limeade recipe

1. Prepare two limes, a suitable amount of honey, and a clean glass bottle.

2. Rinse the limes with water and add salt. Rub the surface with salt to effectively remove dirt.

3. Cut off both ends of the limes and slice them thinly, removing all seeds to prevent bitterness.

4. Wash and dry the bottle. Pour some honey into it, then add two to three lime slices and cover them with honey.

5. Repeat the process until the bottle is full, ensuring the limes are fully covered in honey. Cap the bottle and refrigerate for 24 hours.

6. When ready to drink, use a clean spoon or chopsticks to remove the lime slices, then mix them with water.


- Not everyone can consume limeade without concern. Being acidic, it can damage the stomach lining if consumed on an empty stomach or in large quantities.

- Experts advise that due to its high acidity, limeade is unsuitable for individuals with acid hypersecretion or duodenal ulcers. Moreover, people with toothaches or diabetes should limit their intake.

- Consuming no more than 1,000 ml of limeade per day is recommended. Women should avoid cold limeade during menstruation.

- Those with kidney disease or undergoing dialysis should also moderate their consumption due to the drink’s high potassium content.

- Diluting limeade with water and drinking through a straw is recommended. Afterward, rinse your mouth and brush your teeth after 30 minutes to prevent tooth erosion caused by acid, which can thin and yellow teeth.

The best time to drink honey limeade is 1.5 to 2 hours after a meal.

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