Honey and it’s Many Health Benefits
It’s that time of year again when everything is in full bloom. The winds are blowing and so does everything else outside that appears to cause my eyes to water, throat to itch and periodic sneezing.
A few years ago I happen to go into the local pharmacy only to find that they were selling honey from the local farmers. I thought it was odd but then the gal behind the counter told me it helps to ward off allergies. Apparently if you purchase local made honey and take 1-2 teaspoons a day it will help to rid you of those unwanted allergies that crop up during the spring and summer months. So I’ve been taking it ever since. I can’t say for sure that it’s helped me but since I love honey anyway, I’ve decided to take a daily regimen.
So yesterday I decided to go online and explore honey and if it actually does ward off these allergies. Most comments didn’t say it was proven but that it can help.
In addition, I learned so many other amazing facts about honey that I wanted to share with you.
Here’s a bit of what I read:
The fact is, researchers are turning up more and more new evidence of honey’s medical benefits in all directions. The benefits of honey don’t just stop at satisfying the palate; honey also offers incredible antiseptic, antioxidant and cleansing properties for our body and health, hot beauty and skin care tips for ladies, and amazing healing properties as a head-to-toe remedy, from eye conjunctivitis to athlete foot.
Its powerful healing attributes have long been used thousands of years ago and known to promote healing for cuts, cure ailments and diseases, and correct health disorders for generations after generations. The renowned UMF Manuka honey, perhaps the tastiest natural medicine, is commonly cited in many discussions on health benefits of honey. This honey not only fights infection and aids tissue healing but also helps reduce inflammation and scarring. In addition, it is often used for treating digestive problems such as diarrhea, indigestion, stomach ulcers and gastroenteritis.
Among other interesting facts I learned that:
1. Next time before you go for a workout, take a spoon of honey to enable you to go for the extra mile. I would have never considered taking this for energy. I will now!
2. If you are feeling low and lethargic in the morning, instead of reaching out for a can of 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.
3. If your kids are finding it hard to cope with the physical strain from the buzzing activities at school, prepare them some sandwiches with honey, butter and ham to make sure they have enough energy to sustain through the day. I can recall when I was younger my grandmother would make me honey and butter sandwiches. Sounds strange now but I remember gobbling those up. I guess she must have had some insight on the health benefits of honey that the rest of us were unaware of.
Looking to improve your skin and keep it healthy? Here’s a simple facial mask that you can make at home:
For Normal Skin:
Apple Honey Mask
You will need
1 Apple, cored & quartered
2 Tablespoons Honey
Drop the apple pieces into a food processor and chop. Add honey and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Pat the mixture onto your face with a light tapping motion, tapping until the honey feels tacky. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse.
To find more facial masks for normal, dry, oily, or tired skin check this out.
To learn more amazing facts about the benefits of honey from allergies to weight loss plus a whole host of benefits, check out this site. With honey so readily available and the amount I read and keep myself updated about foods, I’m shocked that I’m just reading about this now.
I hope you find this article to be helpful to you as well.