Are you as obsessed with honey as we are?
Here’s what you’ve been missing if your answer is no, honey contains a world of nutritional and medicinal value. For centuries, it has been a sweetener long before sugar was even invented. Because it lacks some microorganisms, according to Wikipedia, it can be preserved for years when sealed.
You already know that we are advocates for healthy eating, so it excites us that we can bake with honey. To add to things, not only does it have a distinct flavour, it also has attractive chemical compounds for this cooking process.
It’s okay if you’re already getting interested in joining our honey obsession. Here are more reasons why you should totally join in:
- Honey is a natural sweetener
Honey has overtime been used as a sweetener in foods and drinks in place of sugar. According to Organic Facts, it contains about 69% glucose and fructose. The sweet golden liquid is said to be healthier than the white table sugar. Honey can be served with tea and beverages e.g lime juice. It can also be enjoyed with food e.g pancakes, honey popcorn and honey-lime chicken skewers.
- Honey is a natural energy booster
Honey is a great source of energy. The unprocessed sugar enters the bloodstream directly and delivers a quick boost of energy. Benefits of Honey claims that honey is effective in boosting the performance, endurance and reducing muscle fatigue in athletes. Furthermore, Organic Facts states that the carbohydrates in it can be easily converted into glucose by even the most sensitive stomachs. This is because it is very easy for the body to digest this pure, natural substance.
- Honey reduces cough and throat infections
Honey can be a natural cure for sore throats, coughs and other throat infections. It is as effective as most over-the counter drugs. According to Benefits of honey, as a result of its antimicrobial properties, honey not only soothes throats but can also kill certain bacteria that causes the infection. Professional singers commonly use honey to soothe their throats before performances.
- Honey alleviates allergy symptoms
As a result of honey’s anti-inflammatory properties, it is able to help ease allergic symptoms. It acts as a natural vaccine, because it contains very little pollen, says Well-being Secrets. Dr Mercola in Mercola.com states that the typical recommendation is to take about a teaspoon-full of locally produced honey per day. Starting a few months before to the pollen season, to allow your system to build up immunity.
- Honey works as a sleep aid
According to Daily Health post, honey promotes sleep in two ways. First, it keeps the liver full by ensuring it gets an ideal ratio of liver sugar that could last for the rest of the night. Secondly, it releases sleeping hormones into the brain. Honey is said to contain the sleep-inducing amino acid that helps in overcoming insomnia.
Are you already feeling an inclination towards honey? We bet you are! There are loads and loads of meals that can be enjoyed with honey.
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