7 Healing Health Benefits of Honey
By Shilpa Shah | February 10, 2014 8:20 PM EST
The discovery of honey presumably is older than the Sumerian and Babylonian civilizations. Originated from a German word 'honeg', honey was the oldest and most widespread sweetener in ancient history. While its benefits are often questioned, raw and organic honey has delicious array of healthy benefits.
Creative commons/Siona Karen
7 healing health benefits of honey
- Consuming 1-2 tbsp of honey in warm water daily improves the immune system. The natural vitamins, minerals and enzymes in it protect the body from cold and flu, keeping congestion at bay and boosting the immune system.
- Honey is a healthy option for type-2 diabetic patients, who need to consume sugar in moderation for the production of insulin, without misbalancing the blood sugar and insulin level in the body.
- Mixing 1-2 tbsp of honey with 1/3rd tsp of cinnamon in warm water invigorates the cardiovascular system, reducing the cholesterol in the blood and the risk of heart attacks.
- The natural sugars in honey make it a 'high energy' drink. History has witnessed that the Olympic marathon runners restored and maintained their energy with honey. Consuming honey is the best way to fight fatigue than reaching out for sugar products and caffeine. For many with a sweet tooth, it curbs the craving for anything sweet like chocolate and desserts.
- Honey relives one from acidity and improves digestion. Its antibiotic properties neutralize gas in the stomach. Consuming honey with lemon, in warm water after overeating, is an ultimate solution for revitalizing the digestive system.
- Honey with lemon also constitutes to cleansing the liver, detoxifying the body and helping lose fat. Consuming 1-2 tbsp of honey with a lemon's juice, in warm water daily on an empty stomach, is one of the key tips shared by most dieticians or nutritionists.
- Its antiseptic properties also help relieve dryness. Honey is often used as an absolutely divine skincare product. Massaging with honey leaves the skin supple, nourished and glowing. Although it does not cure skin conditions like eczema, it reduces inflammation and itchiness.
Honey heals the body from inside and out. It is one of the natural and powerful ways of protecting the body. As Hippocrates had correctly said ''Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.''
Most Popular Slideshows
- NFL MNF: Washington Redskins 20, Dallas Cowboys 17 (OT) [PHOTOS]
- Emma Watson Gets 'Squished' In 'Colonia Dignidad' [PHOTOS]
- 2014 MLB World Series Game 6: Kansas City Royals 10, San Francisco Giants 0 [PHOTOS]
- San Francisco Giants Beat Kansas City Royals, 3-2 In Game 7, Wins 2014 MLB World Series [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- New String Of Ebola In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo; DFAT Advises Against Travel
- Sex Change Surgery Gets Enhanced Cover From US Insurance Firms: Obama Regime's Policy Change Became The Trigger
- From 30-Inch To 16-Inch Waistline, Woman Shrinks Self With Corset [Video]
- Chilling: Ebola Spreads Through Sneeze and Cough Droplets And Toilet Seats
- Sex With 20 Women Or More Reduces Risk Of Prostate Cancer, Canadian Research Says
- Marvel Announces Release Dates Of 11 Upcoming Movies From 2015 To 2019
- Nokia Lumia 730 v. Sharp Aquos Crystal – Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Xiaomi Becomes World’s Third Largest Smartphone Manufacturer By Dethroning Huawei
- Entry Of Peshmerga Fighters From Iraq Boosts The Kobani Battle Against ISIS: Turkey Provides Transit
- Nexus 6, 9 Buyers on November Release Will Enjoy These 3 Killer Lollipop 5.0 Features First
- Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Motorola Droid Turbo: Comparsion On Processor, Software And Battery
- Australia Special Forces Await 'Delayed' Iraqi Visas Before Joining ISIS Fight