Monday, February 27, 2006

Honey - health benefits.

Honey is not only yummy to taste but is good for health too. Although its produced by insects and consumed by man it carries lots of benefits. While being healthier, Honey has also traces of vitamins and minerals. Due to the water content present in honey it is less in calories and carbohydrates than sugar. The Glucose and fructose in honey contribute to the sweetness of honey. The clear nature of honey exhibits the higher content of fructose present in it. These simple surgars present in honey are easily digestable and impart instant energy to the body.

Honey has other benefits such as

Its used as a cure for gatrointestinal problems.

Honey consumed with warm milk is a relief for sore throats.

Honey is a natural antioxidant.

Honey mixed with a glass of warm milk and consumed at nights promotes good sleep.

Honey keeps obesity and constipation at bay.

Honey acts as a decongesant.

Honey is a good moisturiser for skin and hair.

Honey forms an important part in many a home remedies.

Pepper fried in ghee and mixed with honey given to young children suffering with severe cough helps reduce the cough.

One spoon of honey mixed with lemon juice in a glass of warm water consumed in empty stomach cleases the entire digestive system.

Gargling Honey is very useful for gingivitis.

Using honey in baked foods helps them from going dry.

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