We are constantly trying to find new ways to ensure that our body is healthy. Everyone knows that exercising will keep your bones strong and your heart healthy. Eating fruits and vegetables will give you the necessary vitamins and minerals that your body needs to create nutrients. But what about eating honey? Could eating honey do wonders for your body? Research indicates that it can!
Honey is produced by bees and several other related insects. In most cases, microorganisms do not grow on honey. This enables people to store it for long periods of time without it spoiling.
We’ve all heard the Mary Poppins Song “A spoon full of sugar.” But now people could be singing “A spoon full of honey.” Keep reading to find out what eating honey can do for your body.
Clear Up Your Skin: If you don’t already take care of your skin, you should start. Honey is a great substance to consume if you want healthy skin. It’s a great source that is full of antioxidants which will help clear your body of harmful toxins. It also contains antibacterial properties that will keep your skin clean.
Help Lose Excess Weight: If you go to your doctor and tell him/her that you want to lose weight, they will tell you to cut out sugar from your diet. But they will tell you to exclude honey from that. Honey has a different type of sugar substance added to it. It helps boost your metabolism which will help you get to your weight loss goal.
Lower Your Cholesterol: A study that was published in the Scientific World Journal showed that honey reduced the participant’s cholesterol by 3 percent. The study had participants consume 70g of honey for 30 days. The results showed a reduction of total cholesterol by 3 percent. Another study that was published in the Journal of Medicine and Food showed a reduction of 8 percent.
Strengthens Your Heart: Research indicates that by eating honey, you can prevent your arteries from narrowing. Depending on what artery becomes narrow, you could experience cardiac failure, headaches, and even slow memory loss.
Better Memory: Reuters Health conducted a study that wanted to link better memory to the consumption of honey. The studies included 102 healthy women who were asked to take 20g of honey, a hormonal replacement or do nothing. They followed the participants for four months. After the four months, they found that women who took honey were able to remember one extra word when they were given 15 words to remember during a short memory test. The calcium in honey is easily ingested into the brain which helps its function.
Sleep Soundly: If you eat honey before bed, you sleep like a baby. Why? Well, the sugar that is found in honey helps raise our insulin levels slightly and allows the compound tryptophan to enter the brain more easily. If you’re not familiar with tryptophan, it’s what is found in turkey that makes us sleepy. Anyone who loves Thanksgiving knows that after dinner it’s nap time!
Healthy Stomach: If you constantly suffer from bloating and indigestion, the antiseptic properties that are found in honey can help with that. It will alleviate indigestion and can also neutralize gas.
Relieves Your Nervous System: The neurons in the body need glucose in order to function properly. The glucose in honey is easily absorbed into the bloodstream which can help relax and alleviate certain psychological disorders. However, if you do suffer from psychological disorders, I recommend you go speak with a health professional instead of taking honey. You can also inquire about taking honey as an alternative.