Honey it’s a great natural source of carbohydrates which in the body it means it provides strength and energy! Honey is known for effectively boosting the performance and let’s be honest with nowadays demands who doesn’t need that extra boost and incentive to our bodies to make it through our busy schedules! I bet I would see a lot of hands rising…
Its natural sugars play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy. A table spoon of lavender honey before bed helps people achieve a restful night’s sleep. Another great use of honey is when combined with cinnamon can help people recover from strokes, help lower cholesterol and eliminate bad breath!
Here we find some more of the benefits honey has for us:
· Cuts and burns: Speaking of honey’s antibiotic abilities, this sweet stuff also makes a nice paste for minor cuts and other wounds. Honey helps to disinfect wounds by naturally, slowly releasing hydrogen peroxide. Remember this is only a home remedy for small wounds and burns; anything serious and you need to see your doctor or go to the hospital.
· Hangovers: To fight those hangovers, try a tablespoon of honey the next day. Honey contains natural sugars which speed up the oxidation process of alcohol in the liver. Works best when slightly warm honey is added to a fruit juice.
· Ulcers: Honey has the natural ability to pull water from its surroundings, which means in your stomach it denies fluid to the bacteria there causing ulcers.
· Toothache: Ouch! Mix five teaspoons of honey with a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon, then apply it to the sore tooth. The pain should slowly ebb away in about 10 minutes or so.
· Acne: Spread a thin layer of honey on your skin to combat pimples and other acne. Honey’s natural antibiotic abilities not only help to keep the skin clean, but it also roots out and destroys many bacteria that can cause facial blemishes and the like.
· Sleep: Honey can even help you get a good night sleep because its amino acids, vitamins and minerals act as a natural sedative. Works best if you mix a spoon of honey with warm milk.
· Digestion: A little warm honey mixed with apple cider vinegar can help your food digest. If the vinegar tastes or smells too strong to you, cut it with some warm water.
· Sore throats: Try gargling slightly warmed honey, perhaps with warm water and some lemon and a pinch of salt.