Liquid Gold, literally, I had forgotten how beneficial Honey in your diet was until reading EatingWell Magazine the other day. Since then I have been putting it into my smoothies and the natural sweetener is subtle and the benefits huge.
- Fat Free
- Cholesterol Free
- Sodium Free
- Allergy Relief – anti-inflammatory effects can reduce seasonal allergy symptoms
- Loaded with antioxidants which prevent cellular damage. Some studies show it boosts postmenopausal women’s memory
- Antioxidants can also help lower Blood Pressure, Improve Cholesterol, Lower Triglycerides
- Helps the body Absorb Calcium
- Cough Suppressant
- Sleep Aid – can cause a rise in insulin and release serotonin which the body can convert to melatonin – can help to regulate the sleep and wake cycles
- Treats Dandruff – Honey diluted with 10% warm water and apply it to problem areas can relieve itch and reduce scalp scaling
- Natural Antibiotic that can be used on wounds and burns to promote healing and reduce inflammation
- Antibacterial and Antifungal properties
- Natural Sweetener for cooking
Keep in mind having Honey one time is not going to change your life, you need to incorporate it into your diet on a daily basis. 1 Tablespoon a day has been shown to give people these benefits.
I get all natural local honey in my grocery store. Try adding it to your cooking and let me know what you think!