4 sweet health benefits of honey
A wise man once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. Said clever man was Hippocrates, an ancient Greek physician, and it’s clear we can learn a thing or two from his ingenious words.
Raw, organic honey is one such food that plays the role of many different medicines. It may be simple, it may be humble, but honey is the ultimate powerhouse when it comes to improving your health.
4 HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY
#1. It gives your immune system a wonderful boost.
Proper honey (read: the raw and organic variety) is jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, which ever so kindly help protect your body from bacteria while also improving your immune system. This means your chances of catching colds and viruses are lowered, and coughs and sore throats heal quicker.
#2. It helps heal wounds, quick smart.
Got a cut? Dab some honey on it. Wounds tend to heal faster when dressed with honey thanks to its acid levels, which halt bacteria growth, and anti-bacterial moisturise-drawing properties, which dry out bacteria cells.
#3. It helps clean an upset stomach.
Eating a spoonful of honey works wonders when it comes to clearing up diarrhoea and vomiting. It helps to rehydrate the body after stomach and bowel upsets, too, and contains friendly bacteria like bifidobacteria to help promote a healthy tummy.
#4. It neutralises gas.
This golden liquid has a knack for reducing bloating and gassiness caused by cramping and digestive problems thanks to its antiseptic properties, which alleviate acidity in the tummy and neutralise gas. Eat some after overeating to help relieve indigestion.
One final note...
Do you love honey so much you wish to not only eat it but also smell like it? Well, you can. Start off by cleansing your body using The Body Shop Honeymania Soap and washing your strands with Herbal Essences Honey, I’m Strong Shampoo and Conditioner. Then, before you leave the house, spritz on the adorable Marc Jacobs Honey EDP and apply Burt's Bees Beeswax Honey Lip Balm to your pout. Yep, you'll smell like the bee’s knees.
Did you know honey had so many health benefits? Have you ever used honey as a medicine? What other ways do you use honey beside eating it?
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