Honey is the product of hard honest work done endlessly by a bevy of bees over a period of time; it is the end-product of hours spent in harvesting the sweet nectar from flowers and then processing them in the beehives to produce liquid gold that is so healthy and nutritious and takes years to spoil.
Honey has been used as a food additive for over 8000 years now as evidenced in some cave paintings in Valencia, Spain, depicting men foraging for honey. It is delectably sweet and has excellent healing properties that have made this a precious food the world over. In India, it’s also being used in the ancient medicinal practice of Ayurveda aside from its use in the kitchen and as a home remedy for numerous ailments.
Honey is a powerhouse of energy with its high fructose and glucose levels and is great for growing kids as well as for athletes. The glucose in the honey gives an instant energy boost while the fructose gives a slower sustained release of energy, thus being great for athletes. Honey, is in fact great for all categories of people and is popularly being used for weight loss and taken with lime juice and warm water.
Among the numerous benefits of honey include healing properties and acting as a debridement agent. It’s also great for healing cuts, burns and bruises. Its anti-inflammatory properties can help in reducing swelling and pain and even reduce scarring to an extent. They have natural antibodies in them, thus giving them natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties…hence ideal for the natural treatment of ailments of the upper respiratory tract including cold, coughs, sore throats and mouth ulcers.
Aside from these properties, honey also has antioxidants, making it great for cleansing the digestive and circulatory system. Amazingly enough, this property also helps in the prevention and progression of cancer to a certain extent. Studies have shown that these antioxidants can reduce cognitive decline and dementia too when taken regularly.
Other superb properties of honey include its ability to reduce the C-reactive protein (CRP) which is a marker of inflammation; it’s also known to lower the bad LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and raise the good HDL cholesterol. Honey also contains a variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, calcium and iron. With all these wonderful properties, it’s no wonder that honey is known as liquid gold!
The cost of the honey and its health benefits are dependent on the quality of the honey; the quality of the honey is dependent on the type of flowers used for making the honey, and also whether one or more types of flowers were used for taking the nectar. Others include the storage process of the honey with older honey being darker in colour; the water content of the honey, whether it underwent filtration, blending, heating, etc, are all important factors.
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