Oh Honey!

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Honey has been a go to solution for many healthy recipes, skincare products as well as contains immaculate medicinal benefits!

blankIt has been used since thousands of years in the healing industry and has numerous benefits. Personally, I love incorporating honey on an empty stomach with warm water right after I wake up. Throughout the day, I drizzle my chia seed pudding with some honey and it just adds the perfect amount of sweetness without the addition of sugar.

 

There are times when our skin tends to breakout and we look for a quick solution. In such instances, honey can be a lifesaver! Trust me when I say this, applying raw honey on your skin overnight will be the best thing you can do for your skin. Not only does it leave your acne calmer due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it also rehydrates the skin and cleanses it, leaving you with a radiant glow!

 

Here are some benefits of honey that you never knew about!

Rich in Antioxidants

Honey has quite a high quantity of antioxidants which reduces the risk of many diseases that include heart disease, cardiovascular problems as well as promotes a healthy and well-balanced overall system.

 

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It is always a better choice to choose honey over sugar to add to your drinks or fulfil a sweet craving. Beneficial and healthy, however enjoy honey in moderation because it does have a few extra calories.

 

Helps lower blood pressure

If you suffer from fluctuating blood pressure and are looking for a natural solution to reduce your palpitations and get things in order, add honey to your day to day life and you will see the change instantly.

 

Great way to improve cholesterol

Enough said!

 

Lowers triglycerides reducing risk of heart disease

For those that want to maintain their heart health, honey is an excellent source of antioxidants to manage your overall system and keep things in check.

 

blankHeals burns and wounds

Honey is an instant pain relief if you have sustained burns or want to promote faster healing of your wounds. Due to its anti-bacterial properties, honey is an excellent choice in the medicinal field and it’s healing properties can not go unnoticed.

 

Suppresses cough

For those of us with grandparents at home, we surely must be aware of the use of honey to fix a sore throat. Personally, my grand mom and mom always warmed up some honey for me on a teaspoon and added a pinch of black pepper. Every time I had that, my throat would thank me due to the instant relief it provided.

 

Beneficial for Acne prone skin

Skin breaking out?

Have no fear! Using honey on your face right before sleeping can help reduce the redness and inflammation of your breakouts and leave you with a smoother, radiant and glowing complexion after a few uses.

 

The benefits of honey as you can tell are endless and there is no harm adding this golden goodness to your day to day routine. Just make sure you opt for a high quality option and beware of the ones with sugar or additives.

 

What are you waiting for? Grab your honey now!

 

Until next time.

 

 

 

 

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Areeba Siddiqui

Project Head at FHM Pakistan. An aspiring film-maker and music aficionado who strongly believes in the power of words to bring a major change. Analytical, dreamer and a philanthropist. All about sunsets, nature and embracing the true essence of life.

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