The Health Benefit of Honey
For thousands of year, Honey has been used for medicine as well as food, but this liquid gold delicacy and common sugar substitute can be used for far more than having on your toast and sweetening your coffee. As shown below, this thick syrup has a wide range of benefits.
Good for your Blood
Honey contains the rich nutrients of flower nectar, this includes vitamins and minerals such as Niacin, Riboflavin, Calcium and iron. Depending on how it is consumed impacts the way honey influences the body. When mixed and drank with water, studies shows this is likely to have a positive impact on our Red Blood cell count (they are responsible for carrying oxygen in the blood around our body). This helps raise haemoglobin levels and elevate symptoms of Anemia (Insufficient iron causing fatigue, breathlessness, and even sometimes depression). Honey can help negate these issues by building the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Building the amount of oxygen in the blood is vital as our body’s health and ability to rejuvenate depends on our blood-oxygen levels.
High Quality honey is Rich in antioxidants
Antioxidants can Help Lower Blood Pressure. Blood pressure plays an important role in risks of heart disease. The antioxidants found in honey have been shown to reduce blood pressure which helps ward off such conditions as heart disease. Generally
A lesser of 2 Evils/Safer than sugar
When compared to refined sugars, honey is arguably better for us. Indeed, there is much scientific research regarding the negative effects of white sugar on the human body. As such, Honey provides us a wonderful substitute that is as sweet and also safe to consume. With substantial evidence on its effects in helping us in lower “bad” LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and inflammation while raising “good” HDL cholesterol.
However, with this in mind, it is important to note that honey does raise our blood sugar levels, although not as much as refined sugar. Therefore, while honey is better for people diabetes, it should still be consumed with caution.
Healing wounds and Treating burns
Honey has also been found to draw particular success in helping treat other skin conditions including psoriasis and herpes lesions. Simply, smear Honey over abrasions to promote a quicker healing and minimises the risk of scarring. This wonderful feature of honey may be due to its ability to destroy bacteria that is otherwise generally resistant to antibiotics treatments.
Honey is antibacterial and antiseptic
Consumption of honey promotes an increase is beneficial antioxidant agents, stimulates antibodies and combats harmful microbial activity. Daily consumption of honey is also used to help treat with issues such as excess mucus and asthma.
Aids with Digestion
Thanks to its mild laxative properties, Honey helps reduce constipation, bloating and gas. Honey is also rich in probiotic or “friendly” bacteria which aid in digestion, promote the health of the immune system, and reduce allergies.
Helps with Cold Symptoms
Whether you mix it with lemon and tea, there are lots of ways you can incorporate honey into your hot drinks to help relieve cold like symptoms and sore throats. If you suffer from cold-related diseases or you regularly suffer from blocked nostrils every morning, the consumption of ginger, pepper, honey and turmeric can also help to a great extent.
Gives us Energy
One of the most common uses of honey, as similar to other products with high sugar content, is as an instant energy booster.
As you can see, Honey is far sweeter than we give it credit for!