Honey is sweet and savoury in all moments of life. It can substitute sugar as well as jaggery. Honey is used in many auspicious rituals as well! However, most of us aren’t aware of the benefits of honey. Yes, our beloved and favourite honey has health benefits that can astound you! Here are five of the major benefits that honey does to our health.
1. A Good Source of Antioxidants, Antibacterial, Antifungal, and Phytonutrient Properties.
Our bodies are chemical laboratories and there are numerous chemical reactions taking place simultaneously to keep it functional. Apart from providing with calories to keep us well sufficient with energy, honey also provides us with a good amount of antioxidants to prevent our body cells from ageing faster. Oxidisation acts as a catalyst to age the cells and thus the intake of antioxidant-rich food is very important. Intaking honey solves that problem partly. Its antibacterial, antifungal and phytonutrient properties shield our bodies from getting infected by harmful disease-causing bacterias. Honey’s antibacterial properties act as medicine as well which when applied over a wound, helps it to heal faster and better and helps blood to coagulate faster, preventing it from getting septic. Phytonutrient property is known to prevent cancer. And thus providing all-round protection inside out, Honey is already winning hearts.
2. Digestive Issues Gone!
Honey along with generating a good amount of heat inside the body also helps with the digestive problems that one goes through. Digestive issues are pretty common nowadays and thus consuming raw honey is a good solution to it. Even though it is not completely proven to treat all kinds of sources of indigestion, but it does kill a common bacteria known to cause most of the stomach problems- Heliobacter pylori and increases the good bacteria inside the tummy for a healthy system inside the body.
3. Quick Sore Throat Remedy.
This is a tried and tested remedy that has been used since time immemorial. This works as good as any medicine for sore throat. Just add honey into any hot and steamy beverage or consume it alone, it works wonders.
4. Promoting Good Cholesterol.
It is known that the increased LDL Cholesterol levels are bad for health, especially our heart. Studies have shown that consumption of honey can increase the levels of “good” HDL Cholesterol, thus beating the high levels of “bad” LDL Cholesterol. It worked for most of the patients and so, it is suggested at the base stages after the diagnosis, in little amounts.
5. Lowering Triglycerides.
Triglycerides are known as one of the major drivers of type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that when honey is consumed as a substitute to the refined carbs and sugar(causes of triglyceride increment in the blood), the levels of triglyceride were comparatively lower than the people who were regular consumers of sugar and refined carbs. Therefore this gives out a major reason for substituting sugar with honey.
Honey in its pure and natural form can be beneficial to human health and can act as a preventive medium to a lot of diseases at basic levels. however, since honey is sweet and has quite some amount of calories and a few bacterias that can be harmful to health altogether. Therefore it is better to test it out in very low amounts and also overconsumption should be prevented.
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