Nature’s sweet nectar or as we like to call it honey, is not just a thick, sweet liquid but rather a magical component that has uncountable benefits.
From helping with weight loss to immunity boosting. Honey has been used in medicine for more than 5000 years, it’s safe to say that it is truly a marvellous liquid.
Some benefits of honey –
Treats cold and cough
According to the World Health Organisation, honey should be used to treat cough and cold naturally. Just two teaspoons of honey are enough to cure your cold. It has antimicrobial properties that help not only to fight the cold but also to eradicate the bacteria that cause the infection.
Note: Honey is however not advisable for children under the age of one year.
Helps to get sound sleep
One teaspoon of raw honey before going to bed helps to restock the liver with glycogen. Our brain provides the energy to our body from sugar, sugar that is stored in the liver.
It is the first place our brain approaches to look for energy. To help your brain’s functionality through the night, have a spoon full of raw honey and be ready for a good night’s sleep.
Aids in weight loss
Consuming high amounts of sugar acts as an obstacle for weight loss.
If you are someone who has a sweet tooth, your alternative and your new best friend is raw honey. It’s filled with antibacterial and antioxidant properties, there are various ways you can consume it and fulfill all your cravings.
Here are some simple ways to incorporate honey into your diet –
Start your day with lemon – honey water
The first thing you should consume when you wake up is a glass of warm water with honey and lemon. Honey has cleansing and antioxidant properties that help boost your immunity and lemon on the other hand is rich in vitamin C, which acts as a detoxifying agent.
This drink helps cleanse the colon by flushing out toxins from the body improving overall digestion and also helping in weight loss.
Honey and cinnamon water
Honey and cinnamon have uncountable benefits when consumed individually. When combined, they complement each other and provide power-packed benefits.
You can consume it in the following ways
Take two teaspoons of honey+ three teaspoons cinnamon in water and drink it through the day to reduce your cholesterol level
For PCOS soak cinnamon powder in one glass of water overnight and drink on an empty stomach throughout the day. This can help regulate the menstrual cycle and promote fertility.
If you’re looking to lose weight, take one teaspoon honey and one fourth teaspoon cinnamon in one glass of water every day. Drink this 30 minutes before breakfast on empty stomach and at night before sleeping. This will help you lose those few extra pounds.
Replace sugar with honey
Use honey instead of sugar in your daily cup of coffee/ tea.
Add it in smoothies and milkshakes.
Use it to make cakes, muffins and as a topping for your pancakes or any time you crave something sweet.
Make fresh homemade icecream using peanut butter, banana and honey.
Drizzle some honey over salads and smoothie bowls.
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