Since 2100 B.C. Honey has been known for its natural healing abilities. Among other things, Honey is a Natural Energy Booster due to its great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies. Honey is effective in instantly boosting bodily performance, endurance and reducing muscle fatigue.
The glucose in honey absorbs into the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy. Compared to other types of sugar honey keeps levels of blood sugar fairly constant.
Here are some tips on ways of using honey to benefit your health:
Next time before you go for a workout, take a spoonful of honey to enable you to go for the extra mile.
If you are feeling low and lethargic in the morning, instead of reaching out for a carbonated energy drink, try honey. Spread it on hot toast or replace the sugar in your tea with it for a refreshing surge of energy.
If your kids having a hard time adjusting to the physical strain from the buzzing activities at school. Add a small container of Honey (we recommend our Creamed Cinnamon Honey) to their lunch as a dip for sliced apples. Do not be surprised when your child comes home from school saying the other kids helped themselves to their honey.
Honey makes a great immunity builder. Honey’s antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties help improve the digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight disease. Start every brand new day with this cleansing tonic if you want to see this health benefit of honey: before breakfast, mix a spoonful of honey and lemon juice from half a lemon into a cup of warm water and drink it.
Honey Remedy for Ailments
FOR CUTS AND BURNS:
Honey is recognized as one of the most natural home remedies to treat a wide range of ailments and complaints including yeast infection, athlete foot, and arthritis pain. Its antiseptic properties inhibits the growth of certain bacteria and helps keep external wounds clean and free from infection. Honey has been used as a natural cure in first aid treatment for wounds, burns and cuts as it is able to absorb moisture from the air and promote healing. Its antibacterial properties prevent infection and functions as an anti-inflammatory agent, reducing both swelling and pain, and even scarring.
FOR SORE THROATS:
One of the better known health benefits of honey is that it is able to help treat sore throats. Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, honey not only soothes throats but can also kill certain bacteria that causes the infection. Professional singers commonly use honey to soothe their throats before performances. Direction: Take a spoonful of honey to soothe the inflammation or gargle with a mixture of two tablespoons of honey, four tablespoons of lemon juice and a pinch of salt.
Place a teaspoon of honey in a basin of water and inhale fumes after covering your head with a towel over the basin. Very effective!
Mix honey with an equal quantity of apple cider vinegar and dilute to taste with water. This is also wonderful for the joints – and promotes weight loss.
Combine 6 ounces (170 grams) liquid honey, 2 ounces (55 grams) glycerin and the juice of two lemons. Mix well. Bottle and cork firmly, and use as required.
Place a drop of pure raw honey in the corner of your eye at night. The eye will sting a little at first but it will subside. In the morning wash your eye out.
The traditional honey remedy is excellent for treating oily acne prone skin. It possesses natural humectants that help keep the moisture in your skin. Honey feeds the skin with its natural nutrients and plays a role in killing the bacteria that causes acne. After having thoroughly cleansed your skin, you can then apply pure raw honey to the affected area. Keep it one for ten minutes and then rinse off.
In seeking natural remedies, many people have testified that taking 1 Tablespoon of raw honey, with 1/4 Teaspoon of cinnamon powder on a daily basis can effectively treat stomach upset and clear ulcers in the stomach from the root.