~ Guest post by Dr Shruti
For thousands of years, honey has been used for the treatment of innumerable ailments due to its powerful therapeutic and preventive effects. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant properties.
Boost your energy level – are you feeling tired after gym or work??? before you reach for a sports drink, consider honey: like sugar, it naturally has equal parts fructose and glucose, but it also contains a handful of antioxidants and vitamins.
Heals Minor Burns – Honey is very effective in healing minor burns. It is scientifically proven that honey is better at reducing the time it takes to recover from mild to moderate burns than some widely used gauze and film dressings.
Beats Insomnia – Scientists suggest that sleep can be induced by consuming foods rich in a nutrient called tryptophan, as well as foods that contribute to the body’s natural production of tryptophan and serotonin, a hormone which promotes relaxation. Honey is said to contain the sleep inducing amino acid tryptophan that is useful for overcoming insomnia.
A glass of warm milk with a teaspoon of honey is all you need to get good goodnight sleep.
Improves Digestion – Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.
Effective remedy for cough and cold – With the weather getting cooler cough can be a unexpected guest. Honey comes to your rescue. The thick syrup coats and soothes the back of the throat, while the sweet taste causes salivation, which thins mucus and reduces the urge to cough. Honey’s antioxidants may even help the body fend off nasty cold bugs, thereby alleviating cold symptoms.
The darker the honey, the more disease-fighting compounds it contains.
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