Benefits Of Honey:

Benefits of HoneyThe Benefits of Honey based on Traditional and Scientific Research

In the Bible (Old Testament), King Solomon said, "My son, eat thou honey, for it is good"

 

Honey for Health and Wellness

Honey can be used as both food and medicine. Honey has strong antiseptic, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties and can be used to treat some ailments like cold flu, sore throats, indigestion, stomach ulcers, acne, and a lot more according to scientific research. Below are a few highlighted benefits of unadulterated honey.

Honey and Water:  Daily body Cleansing - Start every brand new day with this cleansing tonic - mix a spoonful of honey with warm water.

Honey and Lemon: A honey and lemon diet can relieve you of your weight problem, sore throat.

Honey and Ginger: Respiratory problems - The mixture of honey and ginger is an excellent expectorant and therefore provides instant relief to a person suffering from cough, cold, sore throat, and runny nose.

Honey and Cinnamon: The combination of honey and cinnamon has been used in oriental medicine for centuries and people have claimed that the mixture is a formula for many health benefits and a cure for many ailments including hair loss and bad breath.

Honey and Milk: Take a glass of hot milk with a teaspoon of honey to calm the nerves and induce sleep; It also improves digestion and bowel movements.

Pregnant Moms: To minimize your heartburn woes during pregnancy and honey with milk recipe is one of them. Mixing some honey with your milk is very good for helping neutralize the excess of stomach acid. Drink a glass of milk every night before going to bed

Cholesterol Fighter: The antioxidants in honey are a cholesterol fighter and have the potential to protect against heart disease!

Nature's Energy Booster: A great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies; honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes. Before you go for a workout, mix a tablespoon of honey and water to enable you to go the extra mile.

Immune System Builder: Honey has antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties that help improve the digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight disease. 

Cuts & Burns: Its antibacterial properties prevent infection and functions as an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing both swelling and pain, and even scarring.

Hangovers: When you get a hangover from drinking too much alcohol, combat its effects by applying honey remedy. Honey is gentle on the stomach and contains a mix of natural sugars such as fructose which is known to speed up the oxidation of alcohol by the liver, acting as a ‘sobering’ agent.

 

Is Honey good for Infants?

Although it is safe for a pregnant woman to eat honey, it should not be fed to infants under the age of one year. This is because infants’ intestines are not mature to fight pathological bacterium Chlostridium botulinums that are known to cause Infant Botulism, a life-threatening paralytic disease. However it is safe for children older than 12 months and adults.

 

Honey for Diabetics

According to experimental research by Dr. David Baer, from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Centre, evidence suggests that consumption of honey compared to other sweeteners may improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity.”  

Honey is indeed the sweetener of choice for diabetics.  It is known that honey is directly converted to liver glycogen and does not raise blood sugar levels as does sucrose or HFCS even though it contains the same simple sugars.  This is indication enough to recommend honey for diabetics.