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The Amazing Health Benefits of Honey


Honey has been used for thousands of years for its health benefits. Honey can be used in a number of ways from taking it orally to using it as a facial mask, foot treatment or as part of alternative medicine. Its sweet taste makes it easier for children to agree to take it thereby reaping the health benefits unlike taking broccoli or asparagus. Here is a summary of some of the best health benefits of honey:

Taking honey by itself or in a beverage

  • Natural energy and immunity booster by providing a healthy calorie and energy source with its natural sugars and building the immunity system with regular use
  • Regulates blood sugar with its combination of glucose and fructose making it possible to enjoy the sweetness without having to worry about blood sugar levels.
  • Antioxidant properties contained in honey can help prevent cancer with regular use
  • Treats coughs and soothes sore throats thanks to its strong antibacterial properties and is even more effective when mixed with fresh-squeezed lemon juice.
  • Helps with weight loss because although it is a source of calories it also digests fat effectively.
  • When taken with cinnamon it can help reduce bad breath and when taken with milk it can help with insomnia so you can get better sleep.

Topical Application

Honey can also be applied onto the skin for a number of benefits including:

  • Healing cuts and wounds as a result of its antiseptic, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties which helps in cleaning wounds and cuts and keeping them free from infection and can also be used for minor burns to prevent bacterial growth and infection as well as promote fast healing.
  • It can also help to resolve dandruff and scalp problems like itching and scaling when applied to the problem areas and left for about three hours before rinsing. It should be mixed with 10 percent warm water.
  • When used in conjunction with cinnamon it can effectively cure skin infections like ringworms and eczema when the mixture is applied to the problem areas.
  • Honey can also be used for clearing blemish marks and pimples although it is good on its own when mixed with cinnamon and applied on the pimples or problem areas and left overnight the results will be seen much sooner.

Honey makes an excellent addition to one’s diet or beauty regimen for all the benefits it offers in a natural and tasteful package.

bioAuthor Bio: Ruby Andrew lives in Bristol, UK and is an avid reader and blogger. Since her early years she’s had a passion for writing. Her articles have been published in leading UK newspapers. Her areas of interest are food, reviews (Book/Movie), Travel, Fashion, Lifestyle and fitness. She works as a guest blogger on her chosen areas of interest and currently writes on behalf of EHIC Card

Have you tried honey for its health benefits? If so, how?

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  1. kristyn says:

    I absolutely LOVE honey and the health benefits it has!

  2. Dede says:

    I ate local honey instead of taking allergy medications when I was pregnant. Someone told me about it and it really worked for me.

  3. Rebekah says:

    Wow! I didn’t know honey did so much. I love honey, so I’m glad to learn all these health benefits!

  4. Jenna Wood says:

    I actually knew a lot of these facts after a roommate conducted ringworm last year and I researched holistic treatments. Believe it or not, it worked without seeing a doctor! But my best use for honey is a sore throat!

  5. Cinny says:

    I like how it helps with weight loss!!

  6. Lena says:

    Oh, I love this – I am a huge fan of honey – always looking for something new and exciting

  7. I keep a bottle of honey on a turn table on my kitchen counter. I try to use it in place of sugar, as often as possible. Like you’ve mentioned, I also use honey on my skin, but I haven’t tried it on my scalp. Looks like I need to put another bottle in the bathroom!

  8. Liz says:

    I haven’t tried it for its health benefits yet, but honey is delicious! I love putting a drop or two in my tea.

  9. Toni says:

    I love honey and so happy to learn about all it’s heath benefits, great post!

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