Honey is known to be a treasure trove of hidden nutritional and medicinal value for centuries. It is kitchen staple for many households as it is loaded with antibacterial and anti fungal properties and has been used since the early Egyptian days. An excellent remedy, honey is a complex mix of natural sugars, water and vital nutrients like minerals, iron , magnesium, potassium and zinc. Honey can be classified into two broad groups, honeydew and nectar honey. Nectar honey is further divided into poly floral and mono floral honey.
Studies indicates that mono floral honey contains the highest levels of minerals at 4060mg/kg. It is twice as much as what is found in poly floral honey. Some of the health benefits found in honey are:
Prevents and treats allergies:
The anti-inflammatory effects found in mono floral honey soothes chronic cough and helps reduce seasonal allergy symptoms.
An all-power energy drink:
Honey is a superb source of energy at simply seventeen grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon.
This natural unprocessed sugar, fructose and glucose directly enters the bloodstream and can deliver a quick boost of energy.
Honey is a natural cure when it comes to pesky cough.
Honey is known to promote restful sleep. It can cause a rise in insulin and release serotonin, a neurotransmitter that boosts mood and leads to a general feeling of happiness.
Thanks to honey’s antibacterial properties, it can treat dandruff , often caused by an overgrowth of fungus.
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