The Benefits of Honey...
Real, raw, pure honey has antibacterial,
antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It’s also loaded with minerals,
vitamins and antioxidants. Here are just
a few ways that honey can be used but be careful - A study conducted for
Food Safety News shows that at least 75% of the honey sold in the US
is actually not real honey so please make sure you use real honey!
If you have a new or different way to
use honey, contact me and let me know.
Sleep – Honey promotes sleep. Take a tablespoon before bed each night (remember to brush after) to help increase your melatonin levels and give you a good night’s rest.
Digestion – Use a tablespoon or two to counteract indigestion. It also helps your body process alcohol.
Acne – Use it as a face cleanser to fight off acne. Spread about a half a teaspoon on your face, relax for 10 min, rinse with warm water and pat dry.
Lower cholesterol – Honey helps reduce cholesterol and decreases your risk for coronary artery disease.
Allergies – Take a teaspoon every morning to build up your immune system and reduce seasonal allergies.
Improve circulation – Honey helps your brain function, strengthens the heart and improves blood circulation.
Moisturize – A spoonful of honey mixed with olive oil is a great way to hydrate your skin and treat mild eczema.
Pre-biotic – Honey is full of natural prebiotics which in turn promotes the growth of good bacteria in the intestine.
Lose weight – Substituting honey for white sugar can help you manage your weight.
Diabetes – Honey increases insulin and decreases hyperglycemia. Ask your doctor about adding a little at a time to see how it impacts your blood sugar levels.
Antioxidant support – Honey increases plaque-fighting antioxidants in your body.
Heal wounds – Use a thin layer of honey on minor cuts, scrapes, and burns to reduce healing time and fight scaring.
Cough/Sore throat – A teaspoon of honey coats and sooths the throat reducing the impulse to cough.
Athletic aid: Honey is great source of carbohydrates which are the
body’s primary fuel. Honey promotes muscle recuperations, glycogen
restoration and positive blood sugar levels.
Fatigue: Honey is primarily fructose and glucose, so it's quickly absorbed by the digestive system. You get the energy you need without the spike and crash of other products.
Hiccups – Just like a spoonful of sugar, honey has been known to get rid of hiccups.
Bad Breath – Honey’s antibacterial properties eliminates bacteria in your mouth. Mix a tsp of honey, 1/8 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 cup warm water and gargle morning and night. Remember to brush after!
Shampoo/Hair mask – Honey can be used to cleanse and condition your hair and scalp.