Honey, an amazing product with many benefits for your health, is a natural and instant source of energy, with no age restrictions and suitable for athletes, as it reduces fatigue and improves the performances being a natural source of sugar. It is also a great restorative product during recovery.
Honey is completely natural, as it’s the food produced by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers or alive parts of plants. The nectar is transformed and combined with different substances, then placed in the honeycombs of a beehive. The numerous exchanges from bee to bee inside the beehive allow a gradual maturation and the process in which bees release glandular secretions to increase the amount of enzymes in the honey.
Honey has many health benefits if consumed regularly, in fact this extraordinary product has always been considered a natural medicine to prevent and fight mild health issues.
It has antioxidant properties
Honey is rich in polyphenols, natural antioxidants that can help our bodies prevent a lot of diseases and slow down the aging process, as they contrast the aging action of free radicals.
It has antibiotic and antibacterial properties
Honey is very effective in reducing infections. In particular, the Manuka honey variety has the best antibacterial properties and can be used as an antibiotic and disinfectant on mild injuries on the skin.
It has anti-inflammatory properties
It can be applied topically to help heal burns, cuts and acne. The anti-inflammatory properties of honey could also alleviate itch and redness caused by insect stings. The Manuka honey variety is ideal for treating inflammation of the digestive system and skin rashes.
It soothes cough and a sore throat
According to a research carried out by the Tel Aviv University, it can be used as a substitute for cough syrup, with the dosage of one teaspoon before going to bed. With its antimicrobial properties, it soothes a sore throat, killing the bacteria that cause it.
It reduces insomnia
Apparently honey promotes the production of melatonin, the hormone of sleep, that regulates the cyrcadian rhythm with a relaxing effect. It helps to maintain the correct level of glycemia during the night, preventing the release of stress hormones, like cortisol and adrenaline. Drinking a glass of warm milk with a teaspoon of honey, preferably lavender honey, could help sleep better.