Honey has been used in the countries of the world since thousand of years. ancient cave paintings in Spain show humans foraging for honey atleast 8,000 years ago.
Sounds Amazing Right !!?
Honey is a sweet viscous substance produced by the bees through nectar. Bees make it by the process of regurgitation, enzymatic activity and water evaporation. To make a pound of honey, 60,ooo bees travel 2 million flowers to extract enough nectar.
Here are some benefits of Honey that may prove useful to you.
Due to its highly anti inflammatory properties, Honey has been proved highly beneficial in allergies. Due to small amount of pollen present in honey, it acts as a vaccine to the body and cause an increased production of antibodies which treat the symptoms associated with it.
Due to the presence of sugar in its purest and simplest form i.e fructose, Honey is highly helpful in patients suffering from Acute lows . Have a few tbsps of honey and you are good to go. Also, swapping honey for table sugar helps you in the long run.
The high antioxidant levels of honey fight free radicals which accumulate to cause signs of aging like wrinkles. Regular use of honey has shown to increase the production of collagen and restore skin elasticity. It also reduces blemishes caused by sunlight exposure.
Due to its anti inflammatory properties, honey reduces swelling around the neck area which can obstruct airways. In addition, honey lubricates the throat which prevents snoring vibrations from happening. Dissolve a tbsp of honey in luke warm water and drink it before bedtime. With its regular use, snoring will significantly reduce in a matter of weeks. A couple of tbsp of honey in breakfast not only provides nutrients but will also be also helpful in the long term outcome.
With its high carbohydrate load, Honey does wonders in boosting energy when you feel tired or sluggish. Simple sugars glucose and fructose hit the bloodstream real quick and provide you the energy to carry on your tasks efficiently. Honey promotes oxygenation of the red blood cells and provides stamina necessary for your long workouts.
HELP WITH SLEEP
When you consume honey, the sweetness of honey causes your insulin levels to rise, which in turn releases the neurotransmitter serotonin. Which is then converted into melatonin, a hormone which helps you sleep.
In addition, several amino acids found in honey contribute to the production of tryptophan, an amino acid that is converted to serotonin in brain, and eventually in melatonin which helps you sleep better.
A tbsp or two of honey with a glass of milk before sleep will do you wonders.
Applying raw honey to the affected area remarkably reduces redness and swelling associated with Acne. Application few tbsp of yogurt with honey as a face mask couple of times will make your acne go away in a day or two.