Many people love honey maybe because of its sweet taste or flavor it adds to some foods. But apart from these two knowledge, they have little or no idea about the many health benefits of eating it. In this post,
Honey has been used as a natural remedy for many ailments for decades. Its sweetness is one of nature’s finest gift to man. Naturally, we have different kinds, each having unique properties, different flavonoids, and distinct taste, depending on the floral source of the nectar. Dark varieties tend to have more antioxidant properties.
Honey is a natural sweetener that contains glucose and fructose, which makes it to be used mostly for baking, preparing desserts, and as sweeteners in beverages. It can also be used in beauty products for maintaining glowing skin.
Here are some health benefits it provides:.
1. Helps in weight loss
Honey is enriched with lots of vitamins, and at the same time it is a potent in fat-reduction. It mobilizes unused fat and does not increase your calorie level like other refined sugars. It is enriched with beneficial vitamins and minerals like Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C which helps in lowering bad cholesterol levels in the body.
To achieve proper fat-reduction and weight loss, mix one tablespoon together with one tablespoon of cinnamon powder and a cup of warm water, and drink it on an empty stomach every morning. You will get to see a positive result in no time.
2. Improves your sleep
If you are suffering from insomnia or sleeplessness every night, you should try to consume some before going to bed. Honey helps in releasing glycogen in the liver and melatonin (the hormone that controls the sleep cycle and also required for rebuilding of body tissues during rest).
To improve and maintain your quality sleep, you should take one or two teaspoon before bedtime in order to sleep better.
3. It boost your immunity
Honey contains probiotic bacteria which helps in boosting your immunity. It also provides instant energy which helps in improving your immune system. The antioxidant and antibacterial properties of honey can also help in improving your digestive system.
To have a proper immune system boost, include honey in your daily diet by consuming a spoonful with lemon juice mixed with a cup of warm water before eating breakfast every morning .
4. Used in treating burns and injuries
Honey can be used in treating wounds and injuries. It does these by absorbing water and acts as a natural antibiotic on wounds and burns. Its anti-inflammatory property also stimulate the healing process of the wounds and burns.
To achieve healing on your wounds or burns, simply apply honey tropically on them. However, this needs to be done with caution depending on the degree of the injury. To be on a safe side, seek your doctor’s advice be applying it on your wound.
5. It used as a remedy for cough
Instead of using over-the-counter cough suppressant, you can simply use honey as a natural cough remedy. Honey draws water from the inflamed tissues and helps relieve cough and sore throat.
How can honey be used as a natural cough remedy?
Simply add two to three teaspoons to a cup of hot water or herbal tea, this will give you some relief. You can as well consume the raw honey alone if you do not want to add it to your tea.