Health Benefits Of Honey

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Health Benefits Of Honey

Honey is a sweet liquid made by bees using nectar from flowers. Bees first convert the nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation, then store it as a primary food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive.It includes vitamins, trace enzymes, amino acids, and minerals like calcium, iron, sodium chlorine, magnesium, phosphate, and potassium. Honey happens to be a very good sweetener but its not only used for that but has other benefits.

For Clear Skin

moisturized skin

The natural antibacterial and healing properties in it soothes and clarifies skin. It reduces acne and sebum production. Using honey for your face is a lovely alternative to using face wash.

Burns and Wounds

heals wounds

Honey can be used to cure wounds and burns by applying it externally. The drying property of simple sugar and antibacterial property of honey together create such effect. You’ll also get some relief instantly when applied to burns.

Energy:

Energy

 

Raw honey is a perfect emergency food. This never spoils and provides quick energy in perfect balance of glucose and fructose. Plus it has beneficial vitamins and live enzymes.

For Healthy Hair:

natural hair

Raw honey cleans the scalp well and moisturizes hair giving you silky smooth locks. Like your shampoo it won’t strip off your natural oils and doesn’t even allow oil produce overly. Honey balances oil production and pH for a healthy scalp and hair.

Prevents Cancer:

Cancer

Since honey is rich in flavonoids and antioxidants, it prevents heart disease. Free radicals tend to attack body parts and cause tumour cells. Honey with high levels of antioxidants remove these free radicals and thus prevent various types of cancers.

Cough:

cough

Honey as a replacement for cough syrup will give you quick relief. Dissolve 2 tbsp raw honey in ¼ cup lukewarm water and half lemon juice. Sip this as per requirement and get some relief.

Honey Lip Balm

honey as lip balm

You can use honey as lip balm as well. You can make any type of lip balm you like. Mix honey with few drops of olive oil, vitamin E oil and glycerine is a great lip balm or gloss. If you want the stick version of balm, then use beeswax.

Blood Sugar Levels:

regulates blood sugar

Honey if used instead of sugar free sweeteners and sugar improves blood sugar and insulin sensitivity. Diabetics can take honey as an alternative to sugar.

Athletic Performance:

exercise

Make sports drink at home with honey and sea salt which lowers harmful stress hormones. These hormones rise while exercising. You can add tulsi tea to help your body to adapt stress and boost athletic endurance.

Enhances Sleep:

Sleep

 

If you wake up frequently during nights, this means your stress hormones levels are out of whack. They should follow the natural peaks and dips but when they go out of control, you become abnormal. Sprinkle little bit of sugar and salt on your tongue and sleep during these wake up in the middle of the night since these two ingredients combat these hormones levels to reduce.

Relieves Hangover:

hangover

Honey is packed with fructose which benefits by speeding up the body’s metabolism of alcohol. So, if you had too much fun last night, and are suffering from hangover now, then take a spoon of honey and you’ll feel relaxed soon.

For Eyes:

Eye care

Honey when used both internally and externally can prevent eye infections and improve your vision. For external use, mix organic honey and lukewarm water in equal ratios and keep it aside to cool down. Use this to wash your eyes to prevent infections, itching of eyes, redness, conjunctivitis, trachoma, cataract, etc.

Clear your sinuses:

honey for sinuses

To clear your sinuses, take a mixture of 1 teaspoon each of fresh ginger juice and honey two or three times a day.

These are few of the benefits we can get from honey. However, there are many more such benefits we can utilize such as treating impotence, for seasonal allergies, to boost immunity, urinary tract disorders, diarrhoea, bronchial asthma, nausea, etc. Honey has many medicinal benefits due to which it’s being used in many recipes or medicines to cure diseases. It’s a must ingredient in every kitchen and household.

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