Honey is a Pre-biotic
Honey possess friendly bacteria. These are naturally occurring bacteria when consumed increase the number of intestinal bacteria critical for digestion and gut health. Honey as a pre-biotic hinges on its ability to increase the levels of bacteria in your intestines. This helps to increase metabolism and keeps you healthy. It also regulates your immune system
Regulates blood sugar
Honey is sweet but doesn’t contain artificial sweeteners. It is a combination of fructose and glucose that helps regulate blood sugar. Replace it with white sugar today.
Reduces throat irritation and cough
Honey is quite effective against cough and you will be surprised to know that it is as effective as a single dose of over the counter medicine recommended for cough. It also helps reduce that irritating night time cough which keeps some of us up at night.
Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
Osmotic effect of sugar content in honey prevents microbial growth so when it is used on a wound and diluted with wound extracts, its antibacterial properties enhance and put on some amazing healing properties.
Prevents cancer and heart diseases
Honey has sugars, flavonoids and anit-oxidants that fight cancer cells and also help reduce heart diseases. Based on a research page at NCBI (National Centre for Biotechnology Information), natural products such as honey have potential anticancer properties.
The anti-bacterial properties of honey also have the ability moisturize and nourish skin. It is natural remedy for acne and aging. It also boosts complexion and soothens skin to add to your skin’s glow.
Bacteria cannot survive in a honey concentrated environment and so honey is known to beat ulcer and any gastrointestinal disorders. This is a God sent for everyone who love spicy food.
Reduce belly fat
Unlike refined sugar, honey contains proteins, sugar, vitamins and other minerals so it is great to fight against obesity which in turn reduces heart disorders. Honey is not known to increase body weight and has been quite effective in reducing bad cholesterol.
Types of Honey
There are around 300 types of honey available around the world. Enclosed are a few which are famous and quite delicious.
- Sage honey
- Creamed clover honey buckwheat honey
- Acacia honey
- Manuka honey
- Tupelo honey
- Leatherwood honey
- Sourwood hone
Darker honey has more antioxidants and are better for overall heath.
Important things to consider –
- Please do not feed honey to infants as it can cause a reaction before they complete their first year. Don’t add honey to baby food or give it to a colic baby. Checkout our natural remedies for baby colic.
- Consuming honey is good but excess of everything is bad and so eating honey in moderation is a healthy habit.
- Honey water – Mix honey with warm water and enjoy it in winter mornings. A perfect drink for cough and infection
- Honey with lemon water – Mix 2 tablespoon of honey with water and add half a lemon to make the perfect detox drink. This is an effective way to reduce calories and to stay hydrated. Also, great cure for a hangover.
- Honey and Cinnamon – Put some cinnamon in water. Warm the water and add honey to it. Enjoy this drink to reduce weight and increase energy levels.
- Honey with Garlic – Mix one tablespoon of honey with a crushed garlic clove. Consume in the morning to give an incredible boost to your overall immunity.
- Honey with Ginger – This is one the most popular natural remedies. Take some finely chopped ginger with a spoon of honey. Add a pinch of black pepper before sleeping to get rid of irritating throat issues.
Honey is one of the best and accessible health food options around. Adding honey to daily routine can help you keep healthy, fit and strong.
Enjoy the benefits of honey regularly.