5 Reasons Why Honey is Superfood
A glimpse into the endless benefits of Honey and its properties which has made it synonymous with superfood.
Honey in its simplest form is a product of one the most fascinating processes in nature. From the nectar of flowers to being made fit for human consumption by bees, the journey undertaken by Honey is one that has made it abundantly rich in beneficial properties ranging from culinary to medicinal.
Its benefits make it a superfood, i.e.; a food that has exceptional health benefits and nutritional diversity.
The benefits of honey are not a recent discovery, in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine, it is used as a digestive remedy, and Ancient Egyptians applied it as an ointment for skin ulcers.
Boosts immunity: Raw honey has antibacterialand antiviral propertiesthat can help boost your immune system and fight sickness. Honey also contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Heals wounds: Applying honey topically is known to be as effective as ingesting it. Certain types of honey are used to treat wounds, skin ulcers and sores.
Increases athletic performance: While many athletes rely on sports drinks and gels to refuel themselves, honey (which has 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon) is an even better all-natural energy fuel.
Fights infections: A 2020 British Medical Journal review backed honey’s effectiveness at relieving upper respiratory tract infections, concluding it was “a widely available and cheap alternative to antibiotics.”
Nature’s probiotic: It is also thought to be a prebiotic – feeding “good” bacteria in your gut. It contains compounds such as fructo-oligosaccharides that can enhance growth of helpful microbes.
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