5 health benefits of honey
Most of us know that honey has many health benefits. It has been used for ages and has a very strong medicinal history. Honey is made up of glucose, fructose and contains many minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphate, sodium chlorine, potassium, magnesium essential for the human body.
The possible health benefits of consuming honey have been documented since ancient times including its healing qualities. In most recent years, many research studies have shown the health benefits of honey. Five of them are presented below:
(1) Honey is an anti-bacterial and anti-fungal: It has been shown to hamper the growth of food-borne pathogens such as E. coli and salmonella, and to fight certain bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
(2) Reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders: Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis.
(3) Reduces cough and throat irritation: Honey helps with coughs, particularly buckwheat honey. It was shown that a single dose of buckwheat honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep.
(4) Prevents cancer and heart disease: Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
(5) Beautiful skin: Its anti-bacterial qualities are particularly useful for the skin, and, when used with the other ingredients, can also be moisturizing and nourishing...