Health Benefits of Honey

The health benefits of honey go far beyond its sweet taste. Honey has been used as a natural remedy for several ailments for thousands of years now. Below are a few health benefits of honey:
1. Source of Energy
Honey is a natural energy booster. It is a source of carbohydrates. It supplies our bodies with strength and energy. It plays a vital role in preventing fatigue during exercises: the glucose contained in honey is easily absorbed by the body providing instant energy boost while its fructose content is absorbed more slowly making for sustained energy. So when next you are going for a work out, take a teaspoon of honey.
2. Skin Care
Honey mixed with milk is a great combination for achieving a smooth skin. This can health in keeping your skin smooth and radiating.
3. Immune Booster
Honey has anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties which help the body to fight off diseases and stay healthy as well as improving the digestive system. If you want a more responsive immune system, start each day with a mix a teaspoon of honey and lemon juice in a cup of warm water and drink it. This will benefit your immune system a lot.
4. Treatment of Burns and Cuts
For thousands of years, honey has been known to be one of the natural home remedies for treating burns and cuts. Honey’s strong antiseptic property inhibits the growth of some bacteria and helps to keep external cuts and wounds clean and infection free. Honey is used in first aid in treating wounds, cuts and burns as it is capable of absorbing moisture from the air and promoting the healing process.
 5. Hangovers
Honey is very effective in treating hangovers resulting from drinking too much alcohol. It is a source of natural sugars and fructose which help to increase the oxidation of alcohol, thus producing a sobering effect. For hangovers, blend the following together and take it: 15ml of liquid honey, 70ml of natural yogurt and 80ml of orange juice.

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