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Health Benefits Of Honey

In this new article, we are talking about the health benefits of honey.

We will be covering the use of honey in regards to

  • Sore throats and colds
  • Allergies
  • Honey is a good source of antioxidants
  • The healing process
  • An alternative to sugar

and more.

So let’s get started!

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The Health Benefits Of Honey

Raw honey has a variety of medical uses and health benefits.

Many of the health benefits of honey are specific to raw, or unpasteurized, honey.

Pasteurized honey is typically what you would buy from a supermarket or grocery store,

Honey producers heat the honey to a very high temperature to kill the unwanted yeast and to improve the texture and colour.

Pasteurization extends the shelf life of honey and also removes any crystallization but unfortunately, the beneficial nutrients in honey are destroyed in the process.

If you are looking to take advantage of the health benefits of honey then you are going to need to find a local supplier and ditch store-bought honey.

Raw natural honey is high in beneficial plant compounds and offers many health benefits.

 

Sore Throats And Colds

Have you ever reached for the honey when you have had a cold or a sore throat?

A spoonful of honey in a hot drink is one of the oldest cold and sore throat remedies around

Just add it to a cup hot tea with a slice of lemon and you have a natural remedy to your sore throat or cold.

It won’t cure your virus but it will help alleviate the symptoms and is also a good cough suppressant.

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Simple Honey And Lemon Tea Recipe

Boil your kettle and pour the steaming water into your cup or mug.

Stir in 2 teaspoons of honey and add your lemon juice and stir the tea until the honey dissolves.

Sweeten to your own liking with sugar or stevia.

Before you drink your tea just breathe in the steam from the cup for added decongestant benefits.

 

Natural Benefits Of Honey – Hayfever And Allergies?

Raw honey has long been associated as a natural hayfever homoeopathic cure.

Honey can alleviate hayfever symptoms as a result of a process called immunotherapy.

Immunotherapy occurs when an individual is exposed to a small amount of the substance they are allergic to.

In the case of hayfever sufferers have an allergic reaction to pollen.

Natural raw honey contains pollen, the cause of hayfever.

When you consume honey you exposure yourself to small amount pollen, the very thing that you are allergic to, to help build up a natural resistance to the allergic reaction you have.

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Raw Honey Is A Good Source Of Antioxidants

Antioxidants help to protect your body from cell damage due to free radicals.

Some types of honey have as many antioxidants as fruits and vegetables. 

Free radicals contribute to the aging process and may also contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

Research shows that antioxidant compounds in honey called polyphenols may play a role in preventing heart disease.

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Honey And The Healing Process

Honey can have an effect on the healing process.

Trials have shown that honey is an effective antibacterial agent and may help to stimulate tissue growth and is often used for treating non-serious wounds such as ulcers or minor burns.

Raw honey can also help treat other skin conditions, including psoriasis and herpes lesions.

 

A Good Alternative To Sugar?

Studies have shown that honey can improve heart disease risk factors in people with type-2 diabetes by reducing “bad” LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and inflammation while raising “good” HDL cholesterol.

LDL cholesterol can build up on the walls of your blood vessels causing the insides of the vessels narrow.

This can reduce the blood flow to and from your heart and can cause angina and result in a heart attack.

Good cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, absorbs cholesterol and carries it back to the liver where it is then flushed from the body. 

Good cholesterol reduces the chances of heart disease.

The downside is that raw honey increases your blood sugar levels, though not as high as refined sugar so if your diabetic you should consume raw honey with care.

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Healthy Digestive Benefits Of Honey

Honey can help with digestive problems that you may suffer as it acts as a natural prebiotic, feeding the good bacteria in your intestine and so helping you achieve good gut health.

Honey can lead to an increase in:

and at the same time decrease

 

Antifungal And Antibacterial Properties Of Raw Honey

Raw honey naturally contains hydrogen peroxide, an antiseptic and is known to kill unwanted bacteria and fungus.

The antimicrobial activity in most kinds of honey is due to the enzymatic production of hydrogen peroxide.

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The Health Benefits Of Honey – Takeaways

As you can see there are quite a few health benefits to consuming raw honey but it needs to be raw and not pumped full of additives and sweeteners for the store shelf.

Next time you have a cold or a sore throat, reach for that jar of honey and make yourself a hot honey and lemon drink, it will work wonders for your scratchy throat.

Regards Dexter

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Now it is over to you.

Are you a supporter of the health benefits of raw honey.

Do you have your own recipe for a medicinal drink for colds and flu?

Let us know in the comments section below.

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