Normally, honey is consumed by every household and is considered to be better than table sugar. The disntictive sweet flavor of honey with so many health benefits is the reason that people consider it over sugar and other sweeteners. Honey has medicinal effects on our body is really best alternative to satisfy our sweet tooth. I really like the flavor of honey on almost anything; be it in milk, on buns or bread or on cookies or pastries. I like it ,actually love it. Its doesn’t give sweetness, but the rich look to the food when its drizzled and is just lovely.
Honey is made by bees using nectar from flowers. The honey bees transform the nectar collected into honey by process of regurgitation and evaporation and then they store it as a primary food source in wax honeycombs inside the beehive. The sweetness of honey comes through monosaccharides fructose and glucose and has same degree of sweetness as granulated sugar. It can be a very effective replacement of sugar and must be consumed on daily basis. Just a spoonful everyday can do wonders. Honey is nutritious food; it contains 21 calories in a teaspoon and contain vitamins and minerals in v ery trace amounts, because it mainly has high fructose and glucose content and little sucrose, maltose and has small amount of Vitamin C and folate and minerals such as magnesium and some water content while, white sugar is devoid of any kind of such nutrients. Yes, it may be recommended by nutritionists to replace table sugar with honey but it is not highly recommended for diabetic patients who are advised to limit their carbohydrate intake as honey has carb content in it. Honey even have antioxidant properties. However, the composition of honey depends on the flowers available to the bees that produced honey.
When reaching for honey, always prefer raw, organic honey for maximum perks. Now, Come, let’s take a defined and clear look at the nutritious and health benefits of honey;
Antioxidant Function: Honey is proven to have powerful antioxidant properties which may slow down the cellular damage caused by unstable molecules or atoms called as free radicals, while sugar has no such nutrients and antioxidants. Though, honey has fewer antioxidant function as compared to other well known sources of antioxidants like blueberries, walnuts etc. but is still better than white sugar. Consume it.
Best for Skincare: Honey can prove to be best for your skin and can make awesome skin facials and face masks. The antibacterial and antifungal constituents of honey make it a ultimate skincare poduct. Apply a dab of raw, organic honey on the blemish or scars on youir face and let it do its work overnight. Wash it off in the morning and see the wonder. Do it regularly and make your face glow like anything.
Effective in cough, cold and fever: Many evidence have shown that honey is wonderful for treating cough and cold infection in children and help them to sleep. It soothes the throat and hlps in relieving the sore throat. It is recommended to give a teaspoon of honey half hour before bedtime is really effective in reducing coughs and inducing sleep.
Boosts Immune system: Raw organic honey is full of vitamins, minerals and enzymes and it is antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral and thus protects the bosy from harmful bacteria and as a result contributes in boosting the immune system of a person. Many diseases like cold, cough, thrat infections and irriattions are kept at bay when honey has a major role play in your kitchen.
Good for heart: Honey is really good for your heart health. Honey and cinnamon has long lasting positive effects on your heart, Honey mixed with cinnamon shows that it will revitalize the arteries and veins and reduce the cholesterol by certain levels. This mixture , when taken daily can reduce heart risk and prevnt it from occurring.
Some quick servings with Honey:
Mix a spoonful in your morning milk or night milk and enjoy the exotic sweetness.
Spread it on your cookies or marielite biscuits or toasts and sandwich them and then eat them or lick it . It will taste yum. I, myself do that.
Put it in your cornflakes or oatmeal and will be great start for the day and keep you energetic the whole day.
Drizzle it on your banana cupcake or toast spread with ricotta cheese and honey is best to serve or eat all by yourself.
In your herbal tea or green tea dip a spoonful with lemon and it will do wonders for you , if consumed regularly and your tea will be tasteful than ever.
On your chocolate coconut oat bars or peanut bars or sandwich on bread toast with peanut butter and honey. Just simply awesome.
When ill, take a teaspoon of honey with raw minced garlic and swallow it. May taste horrible but is really healing for your body. Also, for losing weight you can drink warm lemon water with hoey every morning before eating anything.
Truly, with no doubts, we can say that honey is a superfood, a nectarian delight and amazingly healing. Now, its upto you how to and when to consume honey and how to maximize its benefits in your life for your body.Use it as a sweetener while eating or as a face mask, either way its going to serve you well. So, Go on, enjoy the sweet, sweeter, sweetest Honey.
Sweet. Healthy. Food. Called.Honey!