These are the health benefits of honey that you probably don’t know yet.
BENEFITS OF HONEY – A sweet fluid produced by honeybees through a flower’s nectar is called honey and these are the benefits we can get from this.
The sweet liquid bees produce from getting the nectar of flowering plants is honey. On average, its sweetness is due to its 80 percent sugar content and it also has traces of yeast, wax, and pollen. And it is said that consuming raw honey brings a wide range of health benefits.
Honey is rich in nutrients and antioxidants and accordingly, it has antibacterial properties. This liquid has a “syrupy” consistency and many people use this as a healthier alternative to sweeteners.
What are its benefits?
According to a post from Mayo Clinic, here are the conditions that may likely improve by consuming honey:
- The antioxidant content may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Eucalyptus honey, citrus honey, and Labiatae honey are effective cough suppressants.
- There are pieces of evidence suggesting that honey helps in relieving gastrointestinal tract conditions.
- It may also serve as an antidepressant, anticonvulsant, and anti-anxiety and there is a study that suggested honey can help prevent memory disorders.
- Medical-grade honey is great for wound healing and burns when used topically.
A tablespoon of honey has:
- Calories: 61
- Fat: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Carbs: 17 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Riboflavin: 1% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Copper: 1% DV
Despite the fact that it is made mostly of sugar, it doesn’t have fats. It actually has traces of protein and fiber and is a great source of plant compounds known as polyphenols which are great for health. Its antioxidants include flavonoids and phenolic acids. It is better than regular sugar in terms of blood sugar management.
Make sure to consume in moderation.
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