The sweet benefits of honey
As there are multiple ways to sweeten your drinks or food, honey is one of them. It is for a reason that honey is often used instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners, since honey has a lot of benefits for the human body. The substitute for sugar contains about 69% glucose and fructose and is therefore a perfect sweetener to replace sugar. We’ve summarized some of these important benefits below, to introduce you to the positive effects of honey in your consumption.
- Support in weight loss: Even though honey contains more calories than sugar, it helps in reducing weight. When consumed with warm water, lemon juice or cinnamon, it helps in digesting the fat that’s stored in your body.
- Energy source: Honey does not only contain 64 calories per tablespoon, but also carbohydrates are easily converted into glucose by the human body. Since it’s a natural and pure substance, it even allows the most sensitive stomachs to digest it easily.
- Source of vitamins and minerals: Depending on their quantity and the type of flowers used for apiculture, honey contains multiple vitamins and minerals. In general honey always contains vitamin C, calcium and iron.
- Source of antioxidants: Due to its nutraceuticals (which are efficient for removing free radicals from the body), honey improves the immunity of the body against multiple conditions like even cancer and heart diseases.
- Antibacterial and antifungal function: Honey has an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and is therefore even frequently used as an antiseptic in tradition medicines.
- Improving Athletic Performance: Honey is an ergogenic aid and an effective way to maintain blood sugar levels, muscle recuperation and glycogen restoration after working out.
Besides everything mentioned above, honey has even more positive effects such as: Helping with sleeping, dandruff, scrapes and burns, herpes, acne, hangovers, cholesterol, eczema and increasing sex drive, treating yeast infections and being cough suppressant. More than enough reasons to include honey in your daily nutrition, right?