Pot of honey
Since decades honey has been used as both food and medicine
It has several health benefits. most importantly honey is particularly healthy when used instead of refined sugar, which is 100%
Below are top 5 health benefits of Honey
1. Honey contains nutrition’s
Honey is made up of sweet and thick liquid made up by honeybees. The honeybees get nectar from the sweet-rich plants around them. Once they get inside the beehive, they start regularly consuming, digesting and regulating the nectar.
after this process the end product is honey, a liquid that serves as stored food for the bees. The smell color and and taste of honey depends on types of flower that are been visited by bees.
If we look at it nutritionally, 1 tablespoon of honey has 21 grams contains 64 calories and 17 grams of sugar which includes glucose, maltose and sucrose .
Honey does not include any form of fats, fibre or protein. it also contains a minimal amount of RDI under 1% which has several amount of vitamins and minerals.
2. High quality honey is rich in Antioxidants
High-quality honey contains many important antioxidants. These include organic acids and phenolic compounds like flavonoids .
Antioxidants have been linked to reduce risk of heart attacks, strokes and some types of cancer. They may also promote eye health.
3. Honey is ‘less bad’ than sugar
On one hand, it can reduce several risk factors for heart disease common in people with type 2 diabetes.
For example, it may lower “bad” LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and inflammation while raising “good” HDL cholesterol .
While honey may be slightly better than refined sugar for people with diabetes, it should still be consumed with caution.
In fact, people with diabetes may do best by minimizing all high carb food.
Keep in mind, too, that certain types of honey may be adulterated with plain syrup. Although honey adulteration is illegal in most countries, it remains a widespread problem.
4. The Antioxidants in It Can Help Lower Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is an important risk factor for heart
Blood pressure is an important risk factor for heart disease, and honey may help lower it. This is because it contains antioxidant compounds that have been linked to lower blood pressure Studies in both rats and humans have shown modest reductions in blood pressure from consuming honey
5. Honey Also Helps Improve Cholesterol
High LDL cholesterol levels is a strong risk factor for heart disease.
This type of cholesterol plays a major role in atherosclerosis, the fatty buildup in your arteries that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Interestingly, several studies show that honey may improve your cholesterol levels.
It reduces total and “bad” LDL cholesterol while significantly raising “good” HDL cholesterol.