A question I have often asked “Is honey good for you?”
Honey is a delightful natural resource that may be overlooked a little too much. This sticky, liquid gold has much to offer. After doing a bit of research I’ve come up with 5 reasons why you should love honey. Check out these five reasons to love honey and use it regularly in your everyday life.
Honey has amazing antibacterial properties. Adding a little honey to your regular, daily diet can aid in the treatment of bacterial illness. Honey has also been used as a topical antibacterial treatment on cuts or open wounds. Be sure to keep some honey on hand for your survival first aid kit.
2. Immunity Booster
Honey is a great immunity booster. The antiviral and anti fungal properties of honey can help you make it through the common cold and the flu. A stuffed up head can feel much better after drinking some hot tea with honey mixed in. I’m sure you can agree. Add honey to your regular diet or drink a cup of tea with honey every day and you might be surprised at how few colds you get and how little you actually get sick.
3. Great for Stomach Ailments
If you have stomach troubles like cramping, bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, or the like, honey can help soothe those pains. Honey is a great remedy for an upset stomach. Add a little honey to your favorite hot tea as a regular preventative for stomach ailments. If you feel a stomach pain coming on, heat up a cup of hot tea with some honey and drink it down to calm your gurgling gut.
4. Great for Sore Throats
A sore throat can make you pretty miserable, and relief is usually hard to find. Drink some hot tea with honey and the honey will coat your throat, offering some soothing, natural relief. This is probably one the most common way we use honey at our house. 🙂
5. Helps With Seasonal Allergies
Do you suffer with seasonal allergies? As a routine part of your diet, you should try adding local honey to help fight those sneezes and sniffles. Be sure to find local honey and try taking a tablespoon a day to combat allergies. Local honey is made by local bees that collect pollen from local plants. This acts as a sort of inoculation against the pollen — the local honey introduces it to your system over time and you build up an immunity to it. So instead of sneezing and snorting, the idea is that you will not have as much of a reaction when you come into contact with the pollen.
Is Honey good for you?
Honey is a great addition to your regular diet. While I wouldn’t go drinking it in huge quantities every day, it can really help you in many way. You can fight seasonal allergies, soothe a sore throat, tame an upset tummy, fight bacterial illnesses and boost your immunity with this amazing wonder “drug” of nature.
Regular consumption of honey is an easy way to improve your overall health, and it keeps those bees in business! 😉
What do you think? Do you try eat a little bit of honey every day?
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