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7 enchanted advantages of utilizing honey

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7 enchanted advantages of utilizing honey

Who could have thought that a tiny honey bee could create a top health food.  Honey is a contribution of Nature to mankind. Honey is a sweet, thick, dull shaded fluid with multipurpose ingredients and amazing health benefits for skin, hair and diet. In Ayurveda, honey serves as a base for many traditional medicines. Honey is made from bees and the process of organized beekeeping is known as Apiculture. The oldest documented reference to Honey production shows that honey was produced in Egypt around 3500 BC. Honey was used as sweetener in their foods by common Egyptians whereas the doctors used it for healing wounds. Strangely some of the mummies were also embalmed with Honey so that the body can be preserved. It has been there since centuries providing humans a rich source of antioxidants with therapeutic properties. It is also one of the most popularly used sweeteners in the world.

Here are 7 unique benefits of Honey

1) Weight Loss

The most ideal way to begin your day is to mix a couple of drops of honey in a glass of warm water, blend them and drink it on an empty stomach. You can add a few drops of lemon juice, for the additional advantages. This beverage will support your digestion as well as help in shredding the extra fats stored in your body. You can also have a spoonful of honey before going to bed. 

2) Helps in burns and healing

Topical honey treatment was used in ancient Egypt for burns and healing wounds and has been in practice till today. Honey helps to heal wounds faster due to its antibacterial nature. There was a study done by Researchers to review the effects of honey vis a vis alternate wound dressings and the healing of acute or chronic wounds. The research proves that partial thickness burns and infected postoperative wounds were healed more quickly by the use of honey than conventional treatment.

3) Good for Skin

Honey has excellent nourishing and moisturizing properties. A thin layer of honey applied on the skin helps moisturize and nourish your skin without stripping off necessary oils. Honey helps prevent Acne. The skin gets tanned due to the exposure to the Sun and honey is used to de-tan the same. Honey mixed with oats can be used on the skin to remove dead cells. If one has Eczema, raw honey can be mixed with cold pressed olive oil and applied on the affected areas to get rid of the problem.

4) Can be Used as a natural sweetener and condiment in foods

Honey can be used instead of sugar with milk, curd, porridge, corn-flakes, tea etc instead of regular sugar. Though honey also increases the sugar level as other sugars, the antioxidants in it may help protect against metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes. Honey can be used as a salad dressing. It can be used as a simple breakfast by dunking bread with honey. However, whatever said and done honey should be used in moderation because at the end of the day it is slightly better than refined sugar when it comes to increasing sugar levels. 

5)  Good for suppressing Cough

Honey mixed with ginger drops can help fix an irritated throat thanks to its antimicrobial properties. Both honey and ginger are connected with Ayurveda and are powerful in relieving cold and its indications. Cough is a recurrent problem with Children’s and it disturbs their routine.  Honey can be an effective remedy in treating cough in children above 1 year of age 

6) Energy Booster

Honey provides carbohydrates to the body. Carbohydrates provide strength and energy to the body. Honey is effective in immediately improving the performance, augmenting the endurance and reducing the muscle fatigue of athletes. Glucose in honey gives an instantaneous energy boost whereas the fructose gets absorbed slowly providing energy support. Parents can use honey as an ingredient with the kid’s snacks and lunch items. Honey helps kids to cope with the strain throughout the day from their activities at school and after school activities. (Reference)

7) Fortifying Immunity System

Honey has many medicinal properties. Its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties keep you healthy and help fight against different viruses and bacteria. Honey is considered to be one of the best immunity boosters. Honey taken with warm water and a few drops of lemon in the morning everyday equips you with the challenges ahead. 

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