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Improve Your Health Naturally With Honey

Updated on June 10, 2013

Before the advent of modern medicines, especially antibiotics in the 1940’s, people in the past have relied on natural remedies to treat various illnesses and to promote health. One such natural effective remedy that fell out of favor among many medical professionals when modern drugs took over was honey.

Fortunately, many people nowadays both inside and outside the medical field are starting to realize that honey is not only good for the taste but excellent for the health as well.

In this hub, we’re going to discover the many honey health benefits that you can experience by taking this natural superfood on a daily basis.

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Benefit One: Honey Can Treat Various Illnesses

A research conducted by Dr. Herman Avner Cohen of Tel Aviv University revealed that those children who were having trouble sleeping due to nighttime coughs significantly improved their sleeping patterns after taking honey. Furthermore, this study also showed that those children who were given honey reduced their coughing significantly.

Aside from that, several studies show that using honey dressings can shorten the amount of time needed for mild burns and wounds to heal. Moreover, it has also been proven that honey, especially Manuka honey, can help minimize the irritation and itchiness caused by mosquito bites.

In addition, one of the many Manuka honey benefits that researchers are currently studying is its potency in treating acne. Initial findings reveal that the said honey has a high potential in treating acne vulgaris.

Also, Manuka honey and other types of honey can be used to treat hangovers. Honey has a high concentration of fructose and other types of natural sugars, which are known to help the liver process alcohol more effectively and quickly.

In addition, honey can effectively treat sore throats as well. This is due to its antimicrobial qualities which do not only relieve sore throats but also eliminate the bacteria that cause them. These are just some Manuka honey benefits you’ll get from taking the said honey type on a regular basis.

Benefit Two: Honey Can Effectively Strengthen Your Immune System

Taking honey on a regular basis will strengthen your immune systems significantly. Various studies show that honey contains a high concentration of polyphenols.

Polyphenols are antioxidants. They are considered to be highly effective in combating the damages caused by free radicals. Free radicals are harmful substances that can cause a lot of aging-related diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and various heart diseases.

The polyphenols present in honey effectively neutralizes the damages caused by these free radicals and eliminates them from the body’s system. Furthermore, the anti-bacterial and antioxidant qualities of honey make the immune system a lot stronger by keeping the digestive system healthy. A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2006 stated that honey is a good digestive aid.

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Benefit Three: Honey Is A Good Source of Energy

One of the many honey health benefits that is oftentimes overlooked is the fact that is one of Nature’s excellent energy boosters. Honey is a good source of carbohydrates, which are needed by the body to function properly and optimally.

Various studies show that honey is highly effective in reducing muscle fatigue, in increasing the performance, and in boosting the endurance of athletes. The reason behind this is that honey is rich in glucose, a natural sugar that gives the body the instant energy boost it needs. Aside from that, honey has a high concentration of fructose, another natural sugar that is absorbed by the body at a much slower pace. This gives the body the sustained energy it needs to endure any physical activity.

Now that you already know the many honey health benefits, it’s time for you to experience them. Incorporate honey into your daily eating habits and you will surely be able to improve your health in no time.

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