Honey: How it helps in weight loss!

Studies suggest that honey is a smarter choice than table sugar for people wanting to lose weight.

Last Updated: Feb 09, 2016, 18:49 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

The health benefits of honey are immense – from treating coughs to healing wounds and fighting off infections. But, did you know that this magical golden treat is also a powerful ingredient for weight loss?

 

Studies suggest that honey is a smarter choice than table sugar for people wanting to lose weight. But, people should know that since honey contains sugar, it needs to be used in moderation.

How it works!

Honey can effectively contribute to weight loss when consumed with warm water and lemon juice. This formula is very common among the dieters and many people do this to begin their day.

Replacing all sugar with honey like - in tea, coffee, cereals - can be beneficial if you are watching your weight.

Other health benefits of honey include-

  • The antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties in honey can help improve digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight illnesses such as cancer, heart disease.
  • It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals.
  • Honey also treats dermatitis and dandruff.
  • Honey combats food-borne pathogens.
  • It balances blood pressure
  • Honey also helps provide kids a sound sleep