Everywhere now-a-days you hear or read that honey is good for cough, detox or weight loss. But, actually, there’s much more to honey that this. There are many more health benefits of honey:
Honey boosts your energy
Honey is a quick energy booster. Fructose and Glucose, the unprocessed sugar we get from honey, enters directly into the bloodstream to give an instant energy boost. Have some before or after the workout for a quick energy boost.
Honey reduces allergy symptoms
Natural honey contains pollen spores picked up by bees from the local plants. A small amount of allergen gets into our body system through this, which activates our immune system and builds natural immunity over time. It’s anti-inflammatory effects also bring relief from seasonal allergy symptoms.
Provides relief in cough and throat irritation
Thick layer of honey coats the throat and gives instant relief in irritation. Though lot of cough syrups claim to have honey, it’s better to take honey in its natural form. Add some black pepper and ginger juice for quicker relief.
Aids in Sleep
Honey can cause rise in Insulin level and release of serotonin, which body converts into Melatonin. Melatonin is a chemical compound which regulates sleep and wake cycle and increase in its level results in better and longer sleep duration.
Honey for quick relief in hangover
Liver’s inability to process all the toxins absorbed through drinks results in headache and hangover. Honey helps liver in speeding up the oxidation of alcohol resulting in speedy removal of toxins from the body. Drinking lots of fluids/water also helps in quicker relief.
There are many more health benefits of honey, like it helps in prevention of cancer, can treat wounds, improves your scalp, treat acne, treat yeast infections and many more, which we may cover in another article.
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