The following are 8 health benefits possessed by honey.
1. Eases fatigue
Honey contains nutrients necessary for neurons in the brain after sleep deprivation. The fructose and glucose can be quickly absorbed by the human body, improving blood contents and giving the body more energy.
Method: A cup of honey water at noon.
2. Helps digestion after a big meal
Honey allows normal secretion of gastric acid, improving peristalsis in the intestines and relieving constipation.
Method: Eat 25 grams of honey every morning and night.
3. Moisturizes the lungs
Honey has the ability to reduce inflammation, diminish sputum production, moisturize the lungs, and sooth coughing. Apricot with honey is best for soothing coughs.
Method: Sliced apricot dipped in honey a few times per day.
4. Cures a hangover
The fructose in honey helps ethanol decompose and allows you to quickly sober up.
Method: Spread honey on bread or crackers before drinking, and drink honey water after alcohol intake.
5. Cures insomnia
The glucose, vitamins, magnesium, phosphate, and calcium regulates the nervous system, which eases tension and improves sleep at night.
Method: One spoon of honey before sleep.
6. Heals accidental wounds
The acidity of honey without sugar content is approximately equal to the acidity of vinegar. Since bacteria cannot survive in an acidic environment, swelling and pain of the wound reduce. The healing process of the wound is accelerated as a result.
Method: Rinse the wound with 10%-15% diluted honey. Then coat the wound with honey before bandaging.
7. Soothes the skin
Honey is the most ideal skin care product. It improves skin elasticity, inhibits harmful bacterial growth, reduces skin pigmentation, and promotes epithelial tissue regeneration.
Method: Add a spoonful of honey to grape juice. Then add flour and stir into a facial mask.
8. Protects the heart
Honey nourishes cardiac muscles and enhances heart metabolism. The increase in hemoglobin helps prevent platelet aggregation in the heart, hence promoting normal coronary circulation.
With translated research by Lauren & Aizhu Lu.