Honey has been used for centuries, not just as a sweetener, but for its healing properties too. Many people consume a small amount of honey daily so they can continually receive the benefits it has to offer. Here are 9 great reasons to consume (good) honey every day!
Honey contains small amounts of almost every vitamin, mineral, and trace element that the body needs to maintain good health. By providing support to the immune system, the body is better able to fight off infection and other types of microbes.
Honey is easily converted to glucose making it one of the cleanest and easy to use forms of energy that the body has access to. It starts to break down as soon as it enters the mouth and will continue to be absorbed as it makes its way through the esophagus and into the stomach.
Honey can also be used in place of other sweeteners like sugar and molasses in recipes. Two teaspoons of honey is the equivalent of one tablespoon of granulated sugar. Using this conversion method, you can easily swap honey for sugar in some of your favorite recipes.
Honey is one of many foods that contain large amounts of nutrients. They also contain several antioxidants that work throughout the body to reduce cholesterol and eliminate many of the unhealthy fats and triglycerides that can increase your risk of a heart attack or stroke.
As a superfood, honey is well-known for its overabundance of antioxidants. Antioxidants work by eliminating free radicals in the body and encouraging the cells and tissues to repair themselves. Antioxidants are the workhorses that trigger a variety of responses throughout the entire body that boost good health.
By lowering cholesterol and encouraging repairs, the antioxidants found in honey support the heart muscle making it stronger and more resilient. As the heart becomes healthier, blood pressure is lowered and overall cardiovascular function improves.
Unlike granulated sugar, honey breaks down more completely and is used much more efficiently than regular sugar. This means that the glucose/insulin balance is easier to maintain within the body. Diabetics can enjoy small amounts of honey so that their foods have an abundance of flavor and nutrients, whilst always following medical advice.
Warm honey with a touch of lemon is a great way to help soothe a cough or sore throat. Just a small amount is needed to coat the throat and will normally provide just enough relief to promote falling asleep comfortably.
Honey can actually help the body heal a variety of wounds and injuries. The large amounts of nutrients found in honey not only support the immune system but also helps to trigger healing responses when the body receives a wound or an injury.
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