Unlike nutrient-void processed sugar and chemical-spiked artificial sweeteners, honey does your body good while adding a little sweetness to your life!
Despite packing more calories than sugar (21 per teaspoon versus 16), it’s unlikely to expand your waistline: A recent study found that overweight or obese patients who received a 2.5-ounce dose of honey every day for a month lowered both their total and LDL cholesterol, while they maintained or even lost weight.
Research also suggests that antioxidant-rich honey may even improve memory and reduce anxiety!
HONEY FOR NUTRIENTS
There are several nutritional facts about honey that will certainly make you feel good about using honey instead of artifical sweetners or sugar. The single most important reason to eat honey is because of its many health benefits. It contains many minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium chlorine, phosphate, sulphur, and iron.
Most types of honey contain B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and C vitamins. It also has choline which is important for cell membrane growth and it has to be consumed because your body can’t produce it. Acetylcholine is also found in honey and it works as a neurotransmitter. Sugar doesn’t contain either one of the compounds.
HONEY FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE
The glucose in honey can be quickly absorbed into your body which will result in you having more energy. Fructose in honey will help your energy levels last longer compared to sugar. Studies have shown that honey increases the performance and endurance levels for athletes because it lowers muscle fatigue.
HONEY FOR HEALING
Honey also has anti-bacterial properties that are powerful for fighting different types of bacteria. You can also use it to treat burns and other wounds because it promotes healing and helps to prevent infections. Many people use honey to treat their sore throats and it is also effective for treating upset stomachs.
WHAT TO BUY
Buy raw, organic honey to make sure you’re getting all the nutritional benefits in your jar. Processed honey, often referred to as “dead” honey, has far less nutritional value than it’s raw, organic powerhouse counterpart.
HOW TO USE
The possibilities are endless. I drizzle a tablespoon of honey on my plain greek yogurt and berries every morning. You can mix it in tea, coffee, even water! Use it on fruit and veggies or try a sweet dip recipe!
**Remember, honey is not suitable for children under the age of 2.**
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