Liquid Gold: The Health Benefits of Honey
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  • Liquid Gold: The Health Benefits of Honey

    By Gustare Raw Honey 22 March 2016
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    The low-down on why honey is good for your health


    "My son, eat thou honey, for it is good"
    King Solomon, Proverbs: 24:13


    And who are we to argue with the wise biblical Israelite king?


    What's more not only does the caramel like liquid taste fantastic, but it also has a whole host of health benefits. Huzzah! Here are five reasons why the natural sweetener should be part of your daily diet...


    Helps prevent heart disease and cancer

    The sweet treat is packed full of antioxidants which can help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. In fact research conducted by the University of Illinois found that honey is even better at fighting heart disease than some fruits and vegetables…


    Soothes sore throats

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed honey as a demulcent - a.k.a an agent that relieves irritation in your mouth. Translation? There’s no need to schlep to the chemist for cough medicine. Simply soothe that cough by shovelling a spoonful of honey into your mouth.

     

    Heals wounds

    Similarly honey - with its antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidants activities - can be used to treat wounds. Indeed the nectar was widely applied to infections up until the early 20th century, when - with the advent of penicillin - the practice slowly died out.

     

    Settles stomachs

    Honey help calm the body following food poisoning, diarrhoea,vomiting or even if you’ve simply consumed too many carbonated beverages, bread and other foods which make you bloated. Regular helpings of honey can also prevent the growth of bacteria responsible for an upset stomach.

     

    Boosts energy

    Sufficient sleep and a good diet are the key ingredients to having enough stamina. However if you're in need of a quick energy boost before hitting the gym, honey can help! There's a reason why ancient Olympic athletes would hoover up honey before competing...

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