Since thousands of years, honey has been used vastly all around the world because of its miraculous health and beauty benefits. Honey was found almost 8,000 years back. It is an organic natural sugar and has no additives if used in the raw (honey that has not been heated, pasteurized or processed) form. It has proved to be the best substitute of sugar, especially for the ones who have a sweet tooth. Do you?
If yes, then I have a good news that will make you start replacing honey with sugar and even if not, you will be convinced to add honey in your diet due to its undeniable health benefits.
Below I have stated few benefits of honey that you will be surprised to know.
Helps to fasten the process of weight loss:
This is surely the main issue for majority f us. It’s easy to gain weight but hard to lose, and the endless effort is tiring to lose motivation. Don’t worry- I am one of them too! But honey turned it upside down. A study has proved that honey activates certain hormones that suppresses diet. If honey is utilized before meal it will surprisingly won’t allow you to over-eat. Drinking honey in warm water helps to dissolve extra fat. All you have to do is mix 1 tablespoon of raw honey in a warm glass of water, add half lemon juice and drink on empty stomach. You will see positive results in 7-10 days.
Rich in healthy nutrients:
Some common nutrients found in honey are iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, vitamin B6, zinc, phosphorus, sodium, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, it contains certain amino and organic acids as well like proline and gluconic. This unique combination of natural nutrients makes honey highly energetic.
Acts as Anti-allergic and boosts immune system:
Being a natural healer- honey is known to be very beneficial to cure allergies that are seasonal, pollen allergies, cures symptoms of allergic rhinitis, itchiness, sneezing, watery eyes etc.
Surprisingly, honey is also famous for “immunotherapy”. It boosts energy, improves metabolism and activates immune system keeping you active, and vitalized all day long.
Trouble in sleeping? Say bye bye to sleeping pills and use honey instead.
Eating raw honey helps release melatonin (a chemical in body responsible for regulating sleep and wake cycles). Melatonin is also responsible for rebuilding tissues in body, thus preparing you for a better and healthy tomorrow while you sleep like a baby. By using honey before going to bed gives you a feeling of fulfillment that prevents late night cravings. All you have to do is take a glass of warm milk and add a tablespoon of raw honey. Drink this before going to bed and you will sleep peacefully.
Heals wounds and infections:
Containing anti-bacterial properties, honey was used by romans for healing wounds after battles. Kings and queens used to provide honey to the warriors after they won a battle.
After applying raw honey on wounds, it combines with other fluids of body and produces hydrogen peroxide (best antiseptic for wounds and ulcers) and kills bacteria as well as heal infections- no matter how severe they are.
It is also known to decrease the severity of skin ulcers. In early 1900’s , raw honey was used in many hospitals to treat wounds and infections.
Now that you know the magical effects of honey, add at least a tablespoon in your daily diet and you will surely love yourself day by day a bit more!