I have been drinking honey, lemon, Ethical Nutrient Zinc supplement and hot water for the last fortnight and it seems to help me feel more human. Zinc is one of those supplements that you need to be careful with and make sure you have a deficiency, with copper and other co-nutrients, and not use with out the occasional break.
This article about potential health benefits of plain lemon juice, honey and hot water makes for fascinating reading:
It has to be said, I enjoy a cup of hot honey and lemon with water but I can not see myself giving up caffeine in the morning. Yesterday I drank three espresso strength coffees and slept like a log. So nice to sleep well!
This fellow Tasmanian wrote an article on spending a year drinking honey and lemon drinks daily and noticing benefits. I am sharing because this bit made me giggle early in the morning "It used to take me at least an hour to open my second eye and stop grunting at people like a cavewoman, but I'm now annoying the people that love me in new and wonderful ways like throwing deep philosophical questions at them as I bound into the kitchen. I'll need to find a new challenge soon though if I am to keep them on their toes."
And the health benefits are of course interesting:
Honey and lemon in hot water seems to be good for body and soul particularly on a cool morning like this one. Unfortunately, I am finding it difficult to find fresh lemons but I can easily buy bottled lemon juice which while not ideal is easy and still tastes good (fresh is best, I love the peel in a drink which gives you more nutrients and flavor too).