The knowledge most people have re health benefits of honey extends about as far as “I don’t know, it tastes really good,” but what they fail to realize is that the great taste of honey is just the start of the benefits it has to offer! People often make the mistake of assuming that honey is not healthy for the body (a misconception that has likely come about due to the fact that honey is sweet and it tastes good), but honey – unless taken in huge quantities – is not unhealthy at all, and in fact has three specific areas in which it is great for the body.
1) Health Benefits of honey:
Firstly, honey is a great energy booster; unlike energy boosters that function primarily because of caffeine or sugar, honey provides long-term energy, as it gives the body glucose that kicks in for immediate energy and also gives the body fructose that gives the body sustained energy. In fact, many athletes have even taken to adding honey as part of their workout, or as part of their regimen during competition, because honey is able to give the body that push it needs in order to go the extra mile.
2) Health Benefits of honey:
Secondly, honey helps to build the immune system, as it is a tremendous antioxidant, and as it has anti-bacterial properties that can help improve the body’s digestive system while helping you stay healthy and fight off diseases.
And thirdly, of course, you will be able to use honey to get rid of plenty of ailments or illnesses if they do come, as the ingestion of honey can help with everything from sore throats to arthritis pain to hangovers – and honey can even be used as an antibacterial agent in dressing cuts and wounds!
Unlike many substances that are “great to add to one’s diet,” but are also difficult to add because of the expense involved, the obscurity of the product, or the poor taste it gives to your food, honey is inexpensive, easy to find, and delicious – and if you simply add honey to your regular diet, you will reap a great number of rewards.
I hope by now that you are sold on the health benefits of honey and will now find other uses for it other than on toast!