Zee Media Bureau/Salome Phelamei
Honey has been long considered as one of the healthiest foods across the globe. The healthy sweetner in honey offers many nutritional benefits depending on its variety.
Honey also has a long medicinal history dating back to more than 4,000 years. It is said that the ancient Egyptians, Indians, Greeks and Chinese all considered honey a therapeutic remedy and promoter of good health.
Therefore, honey must become a component of daily diet for anyone who wishes to lead a healthy life.
Here are a few health benefits of honey and why it is important to include it in your daily diet:
- One of the healthiest and easiest way to include honey in your diet is starting your day with a warm glass of water and mixing honey. Honey can help speed up your sluggish metabolism as well. And if consumed with lemon early in the morning before breakfast, it helps in weight management. Drinking honey with warm water and lemon early morning can also help keep constipation at bay.
- Amazingly, honey when taken with warm water and lemon can help beat bad breath and improve oral health. While the acidic nature of lemon cleanses your mouth, killing offensive bacteria, the combination of warm water and honey can help wash down bacteria and degraded food that is present in your mouth and throat.
- It is believed that honey can help reduce the risk of heart disease because it is a rish source of flavonoids and antioxidants. Honey is also considered to be helpful in treating disorders such as bacterial gastroenteritis and ulcers.
- Yes, honey can do wonders for your skin. Many skin-care products have honey in it as it acts as a great anti-ageing agent and moisturiser. The natural antioxidants found in honey have anti-microbial properties that protect your skin from harmful UV rays and alleviate the skin in rejuvenating process.