Honey has been considered a healing agent by many civilizations throughout the ages, and still is today.
This mysterious golden liquid, like a nectar of the gods, brings tranquility and peace as well as a healthier energy level, all at the same time.
The most potent honey for your well being is raw honey, which means it has not been filtered, pasteurized or heated. The integrity of the pure honey is therefore maintained.
The best place for you to find raw honey is often at a farmer’s market or directly from a local apiary.
Here are some of the benefits your body receives from consuming raw honey:
~ a stronger immune system thanks to the rich antioxidants. These anti-oxidants can also block free radicals from causing several serious diseases.
~ glowing moisturized skin. Many people make an organic raw honey face mask by applying raw honey that has been diluted with water directly to their skin, but consuming raw honey internally also promotes skin repair. Acne and other skin problems like eczema often improve with this easy skin therapy.
~ deeper more restful sleep, banishing insomnia as it helps you relax enough to get to that deeper place where you are rejuvenated instead of tossing and turning and waking up exhausted. A glass of warm milk and honey before bedtime releases more melatonin in the brain and helps improve your liver’s levels of glycogen.
~ improved cardiovascular health, thanks again to the rich antioxidants, also known as polyphenols.
Amazing as it may seem, raw honey is often used to treat Type 2 diabetes and can help prevent someone from getting it. One of the most potent ways to consume it is by blending raw honey with cinnamon and taking a teaspoon of this has been said to have a beneficial effect on insulin levels.
Raw honey soothes the throat and can be an ideal remedy for a persistent cough. Just a teaspoon of raw honey at a time can coat the throat, and you can consume as much of this healthy substance as necessary until the cough eases away.
If you want a healthy and natural energy boost, raw honey can elevate your energy levels because it is easily absorbed and is pure sugar, so you won’t feel a crash when it wears off. It is gentle on the body. Some people start their day with a spoonful of honey instead of a cup of coffee.
Saving the best for last, at least for some of us, raw honey can help with weight loss! It can act as an appetite suppressant and trigger our hormones to work more efficiently. Beware of eating too much honey, though, or the weight loss strategy can backfire and start adding pounds.
The short video we’ve included above shows even more ways honey can support a healthier you!
Thanks to our beloved honeybees for the sweet gift of honey.
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