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Sunday, August 4, 2013

20 health benefits of honey

 Enriched with therapeutic properties and natural goodness, honey has been used in skincare and overall well-being since the beginning of time.

1. Honey is rich in humectant compounds. This helps retain the moisture content in skin and restore its elasticity, making skin supple.
2. It helps remove dead skin cells and prevent the appearance of wrinkles.

3. The antibacterial and antimicrobial property of honey helps prevent the growth of certain bacteria and so it is used to treat wounds, cuts, burns and abrasions.

4. Honey helps clean wounds, reduces odour and pus, lessens pain and promotes speedy healing.

5. Honey is used to treat damaged skin and regenerate new skin cells. It also effectively cures eczema, dermatitis and other skin disorders.

6. Owing to the potent anti-fungal properties in honey, it can help cure infections like athlete's foot and jock itch.

7. Honey is loaded with natural antioxidants, which help protect the skin from ultraviolet damage.

8. Over exposure to the sun causes skin damage and premature aging. Honey can also be used as a sunscreen to protect the skin from the sun.

9. Honey deeply penetrates the skin's top layer, unclogs pores and sloughs off impurities. Thus, it helps fight infections and curb acne problems.

10. Honey is a good skin moisturiser and effectively tones and firms up the skin.

11. The application of honey on chapped and wrinkled lips will make them wonderfully smoother and softer.

12. Honey is composed of sugars like glucose and fructose and minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, iron and phosphate.

13. Honey contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3, all of which vary according to the qualities of the nectar and pollen. Copper, iodine, and zinc also exist in honey in small quantities.

14. Carbohydrates in the form of glucose and fructose supply the body with energy, which can boost endurance and reduce muscle fatigue.

15. Honey helps relieve morning sickness.

16. Regular consumption of honey will increase calcium absorption and haemoglobin count helping to fight anaemia.

17. Honey also helps lower total cholesterol while increasing HDL (good) cholesterol.

18. It can also be used to treat respiratory tract infections owing to its expectorant, soothing and demulcent properties.

19. As honey helps modulate the immune system, it prevents the recurrence of infections.

20. Honey plays a pivotal role in managing obesity. It helps accelerate metabolism, which in turn helps the body burn more fat.

9 comments:

  1. You don't say which type of honey, raw, organic,
    pasteurized , local????

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  2. Bees are dying - Scientists have proven they are a soup of viruses picked up from flowers etc - so how could it be healthy? - Further Most of the honey on sale are mainly sugar - the curse of Man - Pure honey from healthy bees Yes - But present Honey from present bees NO WAY

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  3. One thing you failed to mention (and I think is really important for diabetics, like me, who are seeking to use honey as a fairly decent, in small amounts only, alternative to sugar) about a surprising number of commercially produced 'honey' is the staggeringly large, to varying degrees, amount of contamination of these honey products with corn syrup. I think one should try to find locally produced honey from a small producer near were they live. It would be prudent to query them about the purity of their product too, but many of the 'small time' local producers probably don't practice this big ripoff! For them, the honey is probably cheaper to acquire than the poisonous substitute.

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  4. Yeah...okay...

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  5. I have enjoyed honey in tea for years and the occasional straight teaspoon for colds and sore throats but is it ever used as a topical salve ?

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  6. It would be nice if there were an accompanying link and/or recipes for the best uses to achieve all of these claims...especially the topical uses.

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  7. I agree. Most honey on the shelf imported from other countries. China or somewhere over there. Who Cares...the point is its cornsyrup. Weights and Mesures have become profets and evil. Gread is our down fall. We will see after the crash of America in the near future. The elitists are dumping their American Stocks Super Fast. We have never lived in an era so corrupt in the history of the Earth. Terror is on the WAY and we cannot even fathom how bad it will be. months, days, years...not so much years. Have a good day. Smile....God love you so much, its time..Goat or Sheep! Love you!

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  8. You should try to find local raw honey from local farm and art markets or stores. For different recipes try and find the following book, it is rather helpful:

    Honey The Gourmet Medicine
    By: Joe Traynor
    ISBN: 0-9604704-1-7
    Copyright © 2002

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  9. Organic pure honey is available at HENSHONEYBEEFARM.com. Call Geri Hens at 716.625.9322 I have knee arthritis. My orthopedic P/A gave me this reference.

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