We’re always trying to find the perfect product that could become a magic pill for our body while also being delicious and enjoyable.
Bright Side has found such a product, which turned out to be common honey. Today we are exploring its healthy properties. And we’re definitely going to eat a spoonful of it from now on.
Honey is an excellent antioxidant, which means its regular consumption will cleanse your body of various toxins. In addition, its antibacterial properties will considerably improve the condition of your skin.
If you’re watching your weight, doctors recommend excluding all sugar-based sweets — but not honey. That’s because the sugar present in honey has a different composition from that found in other sweeteners. Honey boosts your metabolism, which is essential for weight loss.
Honey has no cholesterol at all. Quite the contrary:, its constituent components and vitamins contribute to decreasing levels of cholesterol. Daily consumption of honey has a beneficial effect on the level of antioxidant compounds in the body that can fight excess cholesterol.
Research shows that the antioxidants contained in honey can prevent arteries from narrowing. Depending on the place of occurrence, narrowing may lead to cardiac failure, memory deterioration, or headaches. Drinking a glass of water with a few spoonfuls of honey will be enough to prevent that.
Other research demonstrates the ability of honey to fight stress, restore the cellular antioxidant defense system, and, as a consequence, improve memory. Besides, the calcium contained in honey is easily ingested by the brain, which has a beneficial effect on its functioning.
The sugar contained in honey increases the level of insulin in the blood, which then releases serotonin. Serotonin is further transformed into melatonin, a hormone that promotes quality sleep.
Honey is a strong antiseptic, so it’s recommended to eat a spoonful of honey on an empty stomach. This simple ritual helps to prevent various diseases associated with the digestive tract. Besides, while passing through the stomach, honey destroys germs and heals small wounds in the mucous membrane.
This might sound odd, but a fact is a fact. Honey helps to soothe the nerves and relieve fatigue. The glucose contained in honey is essential for the work of neurons. It is quickly absorbed into the blood, which furthers relaxation and alleviation of psychological disorders.
Bonus: honey and garlic combo
When combined with another natural remedy with strong antiseptic and healing properties — garlic — the power of honey will increase tenfold. Garlic-infused honey will boost your immune system and keep you in good health. You’re going to need the following ingredients:
- 3-4 heads of garlic
- 1 cup raw honey
- a small jar with a lid
Separate the garlic heads into cloves, and remove their outer layers. Put them into the jar, and then pour honey over them. Remove bubbles if necessary. Cover the jar with a lid, and put it away to infuse for a few days. Take one spoonful a day on an empty stomach, and you will feel energized and healthy like never before.