This Thanksgiving, “Pass the Honey”

Pass The Honey

 

This household item can be used for more than just a sweetener. Check out these other ways honey is beneficial  in your everyday diet:

Energy Source: Honey contains 64 calories per tablespoon. The sugars in honey are easily converted to glucose by even the more sensitive stomachs. It also contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3. Try a spoon full of honey before your next workout.

Wound Management:

Slathering a thin layer of this liquid gold on burns can reduce healing by up to 4 days. Ancient Chinese, Egyptians and Greeks used honey to treat everything from insect bites to minor wounds. Hydrogen peroxide and other antibiotics contained in honey draw moisture out of burned cells and kill infectious bacteria.

Weight Loss:

Honey consumed with warm water helps with digesting the fats stored in your body. Honey with cinnamon, and honey with lemon juice also help with weight reduction.

Skin Care:

Honey is extremely nourishing for the skin when used on the face, it helps in rejuvenating the skin leading to the elimination of fine wrinkles. Honey has considerable laxative effect on the human digestion system which in turn helps in reducing skin problem ie (pimples) and other problems associated with constipation, which become revealed on the skin.

Anti-bacterial and Anti-fungal Properties:

Honey contains many vitamins and minerals. One of the most beneficial effects seems to be its antibiotic action. Honey has shown to be superior to certain conventional antibiotics in treating infections. This bactericide (bacteria-killing) property of honey is named “the inhibition effect”. Experiments conducted on honey show that its bactericide properties increase twofold when diluted with water.

Enjoy your honey 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving from IMR.

 

 

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