All about HONEY….
Honey is a sweet, thick liquid made by honeybees. Bees use the nectar they collect from flowers to create honey. This thick substance is typically consumed in liquid form and can range in colour from pale yellow to dark brown.
It is composed primarily of water and two sugars: fructose and glucose. Honey is very high in beneficial plant compounds and offers several health benefits.
Honey with warm water works wonders for our health.
Say “GOOD MORNING HONEY”:
How many times have you been advised to gulp down a glass of warm water with lemon and honey first thing in the morning? A lot of times, right? If you have been ignoring this, then we recommend that you stop doing that and make yourself a glass of this goodness first thing tomorrow morning. A lot of people drink this combination, simply because of its weight lose abilities.
There are many more benefits of having honey with warm water for better skin and health that will convert you into a believer.
Read on to know the benefits of drinking hot water with honey
·Helps in Weight Loss
Yes, drinking honey and warm water can help you lose weight. Get the plaguing thoughts about the sugar aspect of honey out of your head, as that is one of its benefits. I know, I know, it sounds crazy and too good to be true, but it isn’t. The sugar in honey is a natural sugar (or read: good for you), which provides a healthy source of calories. Since honey is a natural sweetener, you can sugar with honey. Honey has amino acids, mineral and vitamins that help in absorption of cholesterol and fat, thereby preventing weight gain. Drink warm water with lemon and honey as soon as you wake up in the morning on empty stomach for best results.
·Improves Digestive System
Drinking hot water with honey first thing in the morning helps to improve your digestive system. The antiseptic benefits of honey help relieve the acidity in your stomach while increasing the production of intestinal mucus. Consuming SAFFOLA HONEY and lemon in lukewarm water helps relieve constipation and improves digestion. Honey and lemon have potential to cleanse the colon, and flush out undigested food and other toxins from the body. Improved digestion means improved metabolism which can further aid weight loss
·Fights cough and throat infection
Honey is one of the best remedies for a cough and throat infection due to its natural anti- bacterial properties that allows it to act as a natural healer which immediately offers to relief from the pain while working to reduce the inflammation. Honey can also kill the bacteria and help fight off the viral infection. Mix two tablespoons of honey with warm water or tea and stir it well. Drink several times a day as needed.
·Boosts immune system
Organic or raw honey has great amounts of minerals, enzymes and vitamins that ensure protection against bacteria. Being a strong antioxidant, honey also helps fight free radicals in the body. Honey has amazing bacteria-killing properties. If you go for raw, organic honey (you should) it is full of enzymes, vitamins and minerals that lead the front line against protecting against bacteria. Honey is also an antioxidant, which helps fight those bad free radicals that damages our body and our skin. Drinking a glass of warm water with lemon and honey before eating breakfast cleanses the body.
By using raw, local honey you help to acclimate your body to the pollens of your area. In turn, this helps to reduce your susceptibility to environmental allergies. If you really think about what bees do in the grand scheme of things, this makes perfect sense.
Hot water with honey keeps you hydrated, especially when you take the combination at least three times a day. It is not a cure for your allergies, but it will reduce the allergic symptoms and help you relax.
·Detox, Detox, Detox
Honey is a storehouse of antioxidants – flavonoids and phenolic compounds, essential vitamins and minerals. Lemon, super-rich in Vitamin C and other essential nutrients is beneficial in boosting the immunity, detoxification, delays the gastric emptying time and improves the digestive health.
Honey with warm water helps to flush out the toxins from your body. By helping you to get regular, it helps you to regularly rid your body of toxins that can build up and cause disease.
Adding lemon to the mix increases the benefits, as lemons help to increase urination, dispelling toxins more frequently and keeping your urinary tract healthy. Lemon contains citric acid, which helps to maximize enzyme function and in turn stimulate the liver and help with detoxification.
Drink warm water with lemon and honey as soon as you wake up in the morning on empty stomach for best results.
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·Honey as Energy Booster
The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly, giving an immediate energy boost, while the fructose provides sustained energy since it is absorbed more slowly. Honey has also been found to keep levels of blood sugar fairly constant in comparison to other types of sugar.
Honey is an excellent source of all-natural energy at just 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon. This natural unprocessed sugar — fructose and glucose — directly enter the bloodstream and can deliver a quick boost of energy
·Skin becomes clean and clear
Honey is one of nature's most revered skin remedies. Thanks to its antibacterial and antiseptic abilities, it may benefit oily and acne-prone skin. Honey is also a natural humectant, so it helps keep the skin moist but not oily. This is because humectants draw moisture from the skin without replacing it. When mixed with lemon, the mixture helps in purifying blood and increases the production of blood cells. Honey with warm water helps to flush out the toxins from your body and keeping the skin clear.
Did you just injure yourself? Worry not!
Just drink some warm water with lemon and honey. It helps to reduce swelling or inflammation in a jiffy. Its antibacterial property will prevent infections from setting in. Moreover, for people with chronic inflammation, this drink is a must.
Key Points to Remember:
§ Honey is a delicious, healthier alternative to sugar
§ Make sure to choose a high-quality brand like SAFFOLA HONEY. A lot of available honey bottles have syrup mixed to increase sweetness.
§ Keep in mind that honey should only be consumed in moderation, as it is still high in calories and sugar.