You know, Winnie the Pooh got it right. Honey truly is the best food in the world. We know it may be hard to think of honey, which is primarily made of sugars, as a health beneficiary, but we’re going to try to change your mind. Scroll on as we recite to you all the ways that honey can help better your life, and we’re sure, by the end of it, you’ll find yourself scooping up a spoonful of honey as you grin happily.
All-Natural Energy Drink: An excellent source of all-natural sugar, honey contains only 17 grams of carbohydrates in every teaspoon. The naturally unprocessed fructose and glucose directly enters the bloodstream to give you a quick boost of energy. So go on, ditch all those energy drinks and just have a honey-based drink instead.
Boosts Memory: Loaded in antioxidants which help prevent cellular damage within the brain, honey is found to help boost memory as well. In fact, a recent study also found that people who took a spoonful of honey a day were more likely to have better short-term memory than those who didn’t.
Sleep Aid: Worried about those consistent sleepless nights you’ve been having? Well guess what, we have a very sweet solution to that. Honey causes a rise in insulin and releases serotonin, just like sugar. Serotonin is what is essentially responsible for your happy moods. The body then converts serotonin to melatonin, which is a chemical compound that regulates length and quality of sleep. What we’re trying to tell you through all the scientific jibber-jabber is, next time you have a sugar craving that you stifle because it’s too late in the night for a sweet tooth, remind yourself you’re doing it for better sleep and go open that jar of honey.
Treats Dandruff: Dilute some honey adding by 10% water to it to treat those impossible dandruff problems. Just leave it on for 3 hours before rinsing it off. Honey’s antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties are responsible for its amazing use to treat dandruff.
Blood Sugar Regulation: If you’re one of those running away from honey because it contains simple sugars, just like white sugar does, you’re making a huge mistake. Take off the running shoes and come listen to us awhile. The precise combination of fructose and glucose in honey actually helps the body regulate blood sugar levels and is not harmful is any way. Neat, right?
Heal Wounds And Burns: A natural antibiotic, honey acts both internally and externally. You’ll be surprised to know that conventionally, honey was used as a treatment for disinfecting wounds and sores. It is the perfect natural antiseptic, don’t you think?
Probiotic Properties: Some varieties of honey are known to posses large amount so friendly bacteria. Reports say that this is the reason for the many therapeutic properties of honey. Thank you, friendly bacteria!
Balance The Five Elements: Having been used in ayurvedic medicine for at least 4000 years now, honey is considered to have a positive effect on all three of the body’s primitive material imbalances. It is said to be useful is improving eyesight, curing UTIs, asthma, nausea and even aids weight loss, and balance bodily functions all together.