The benefits of honey
Honey is a sweet substance produced by bees from the nectar of the flowers they gather. There are several types. According to some experts, humans have been consuming honey for thousands of years. It has been reported that remains of beeswax over 40,000 years old have even been discovered in a cave in South Africa. 100% natural food, organic honey is notably known to bring a sweet and succulent taste to different foods. But, the virtues of honey for humans are many and varied.
The composition of honey
First you need to know what honey contains. Indeed, there are mainly carbohydrates (fructose and glucose), about 80%. It also contains the water (no more than 18%). In addition to these components, honey contains minerals and trace elements (calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, magnesium, iron and zinc) and vitamins (B2, B3, B9 and C). There are also antioxidants, pollen, enzymes and many other components in minute quantities.
Several studies have shown that honey has a significant antibacterial activity. It has been used for centuries for disinfect wounds, especially when they show resistance to antibiotics due to bacteria. This sweet substance (especially organic), deodorizes wounds, limits the growth of microbes and facilitates their rapid healing. Its antibacterial properties also allow it to fight acne when honey is mixed with nutmeg ... just apply the mixture on the buttons.
A pain reliever against sore throat
Among the benefits of honey is also the reduction of illthroat. In addition to this it can alleviate cases of angina and dry cough.
Advice for people with sore throat:
Put two spoonfuls of honey in a hot drink. This simple act helps to thin the mucus and soothes irritation in the throat.
Its diuretic and laxative properties make once consumed, honey will facilitate digestion and help fight against constipation. According to some studies, honey is effective against infections of the stomach and intestine. Be aware that honey would also prevent inflammation and gastric ulcers.
The other benefits of honey
In addition to the virtues mentioned above, honey has several other properties:
- it eliminates bad cholesterol;
- it fights insomnia;
- it hydrates the skin, hair and lips;
- It can help improve sports performance.
Warning ! However, it is advisable to do not abuse honey. Despite its many benefits for humans, this substance remains and remains very rich in carbohydrates;depending on your state of health honey could even be recommended.
Good tasting !