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What Happens To Your Body When You Drink Tea And Mix It With Honey

Honey is one of the few foods in the world that serves as both food and a medicine since time immemorial. It is a sweet, thick liquid made by honeybees, which is a great natural sweetener, with honey being a better alternative to refined sugar, which in many cases, can be unsuitable to the long-term benefits of the body.

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Honey contains many beneficial plant compounds and trace amounts of nutrients such as vitamins B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and some amino acids. It also contains essential minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. It contains little or no fibre, fat or protein, but the absence of those nutrients does not detract from the potential health benefits of honey.

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Whether you use honey as a sweetener for some of your popular drinks such as tea and smoothies, you can be sure of getting additional health benefits. A few of the benefits are discussed below:

1. Reduced Risk of Disease

Honey contains many powerful antioxidants in the form of organic acids and phenolic compounds like flavonoids. These compounds help confer great health value on honey, thus helping to reduce the risk of health challenges such as heart attacks, strokes and some types of cancer.

2. Honey Helps Improve Cholesterol

When you use honey, you can be sure that it would have a positive effect on cholesterol levels in your blood, as it is known to reduce the total "bad" LDL cholesterol while significantly raising “good” HDL cholesterol in your blood. This is especially important for the avoidance of heart disease.

3. Accelerated Wound/Injury Healing

Incorporating honey into your tea or other popular drinks can also help accelerate the healing process, especially whenever you have wounds and burns. The healing powers of honey come from its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to its ability to nourish surrounding tissues.

4. It Can Lower Blood Pressure

Having high blood pressure (hypertension) can be a risk factor for many health issues. However, the antioxidant compounds in honey can help lower blood pressure, thus drastically reducing your risk of developing heart disease.

5. Effective For Treating Cough

Honey has been used to treat cough since ancient times and it can act as a cough suppressant, in adults and children over one year of age. Its intake can help reduce cough symptoms and improve sleep.

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Source: Healthline.com.

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