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Health benefits of Honey

Honey has been in existence since ancient times. It serves as food and also as medicine. It has large composition of beneficial plant compounds and gives several health benefits. Honey is particularly healthy when used for consumption instead of refined sugar.

Below are the health benefits of Honey.

1. Honey is enclosed with some nutrients.

A thick, sweet liquid known as "honey" is derived from honeybees. The sweetness of the sugar can be traced to when bees suck nectar of flowers. They repeatedly consume, digest and regurgitate the nectar.

Based on nutritional value, 1 tablespoon of honey (21 grams), contains 64 calories and 17 grams of sugar, not excluding fructose, glucose, maltose and sucrose. Honey has no fiber, protein or even fat!


2. Honey is Effective to Improve Cholesterol.

High cholesterol in the body is a strong risk factor of heart disease. The LDL cholesterol plays a major role in atherosclerosis; the building up of fats in your arteries that can eventually lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Studies have proven that honey can help lower LDL cholesterol and raise good HDL cholesterol.


3. Honey can Lower Triglycerides.

Another wonder work! High blood triglycerides is also a risk factor for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Triglyceride tends to level up when a diet of high sugar and refined carbs is consumed. 

Honey can lower triglyceride levels when used as a sugar substitute.

4. Honey plays a great role in Burn and Wound Healing.

Since ancient days, honey has been used to treat wounds and burns and this method is still in existence. It is also an effective treatment for diabetes foot ulcers; a serious complications that can lead to amputation.


5. Honey Can Help Suppress Coughs In Children.

Cough, which is a common respiratory infection among children which can affect the sleep and quality of life of children. Interestingly, honey is a better choice for treating cough. 

A study proved that it worked better than two common cough medications.

Remember, keep being natural! Natural living is the best definition of being healthy.

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