The golden-colored jelly-like slow-flowing honey when falls on the tongue give a sweet and mildly warm sensation that induces satiation to our sweet tooth. A lot of us know that the honey is good for health but has not made a conscious effort to have it regularly or research deep to enlighten more of the benefits that are associated with it. So, here is an article that throws some light on the health benefits and also on the ways in which you can consume it other than plain honey.
The honey bee is the blessed art form of nature which helps in pollination and giving way to new flora. The amazingly skilled hard-working bees build the hive whose bee wax, bee pollen is a blessing to mankind in different ways. These bees are not just hard workers but are also very interesting creatures who communicate with unique movements and dance near the hive to help other bees to locate the much-needed nectar from plants.
There is various particular honey that is available for consumption. While the honey occurs naturally, man has learned to control the habitat on honey bees by rearing honey in farms that particularly have one type of flora so that the maximum benefits that are specific to the honey prepared from that particular type of trees or plants can be harvested. That is an in-detail study altogether, of course.
Here are the must-know facts about honey, in general
- Honey is a widely known anti-bacterial and anti-fungal food which is why honey stays fresh for very long.
- Sports personnel love honey and dried figs due to the sustainability that they provide. This is proved to improve the recovery time in case of surface injuries, more than the other sweeteners available.
- The antioxidants and flavonoids present in honey reduce the risk of cancers and heart-related ailments.
- Honey is milder on the digestive system and can soothe the ulcers and gastritis.
- Honey reduces cough and throat irritation. Simple intake of spoonfuls of honey and proper sleep can ease you of these symptoms.
- Honey is greatly used in Ayurveda for its medicinal properties. While sugar is not allowed in Ayurvedic recipes, honey is welcome for therapeutic recipes.
- Since it has good remedial properties, honey is a home remedy for common burns that occur while cooking in the kitchen.
- There are a plethora of ideas to add honey with other easily available ingredients to make your skin glow and feel supple. It’s great food for the skin too.
Honey is a superfood that must be stocked in the kitchen for any time use. This is the only naturally occurring food that does not get spoilt for a very long time without the need for any preservatives.
Need of Honey
- Honey can be consumed alone, at least a tablespoon a day to gather all its benefits.
- Honey can be used as a sweetener to many recipes where it can replace sugar instead.
- Honey can be used in smoothies, porridges, burfi, and a whole lot of other sweet dishes.
- You can even use honey in baked recipes like bread, cupcakes, and cakes.
- Honey can add zing when used to prepare savory stir fry recipes.