Used for thousands of years, honey is known for its sweet taste and medicinal properties. You may recognize it as an ingredient in some of your beauty products or first aid ointments.
With its antimicrobial qualities, it’s great for healing wounds and skin ailments when used topically. Some of you might even be hip to using it as an occasional hangover remedy. But when eating it, you’re doing more that adding a natural sweetener to your food or drink.
Honey’s marvelous powers are also unleashed when you ingest it. Making honey a part of your daily diet can work wonders for your body. Check out the benefits you can reap when you decide to indulge in the golden elixir every day!
Honey is the perfect fuel following a workout or first thing in the morning. Its sugar content can raise glucose levels without giving the body a sugar shock. Try mixing 2 cups of water with 1 or 2 tablespoons of raw honey for a DIY sports drink.
2-Relieves Gastric Complaints
Combat nausea or morning sickness by swallowing some honey. Treat ulcers, gas, indigestion, acid reflux, or tummy aches by downing some when you’re experiencing discomfort. The enzymes in honey support gut health and when mixed with lemon or cinnamon, it can reduce inflammation and abdominal pain.
Take a tablespoon of honey before bed to stimulate the production of melatonin. The tiny spike in insulin kickstarts the brain into making tryptophan, a precursor to serotonin and melatonin. It will lull you into a slumber.
A study in Malaysia examined the effects of Tualang honey on the brain in menopausal women and found that it reduced oxidative stress on the brain. A separate study by researchers in New Zealand found that brain deterioration was reduced with the consumption of honey.
Memory and concentration were improved in both, and scientists continue to study its protective properties for the brain.
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