Health Benefits of Honey Pt. 2

Source of Vitamins and Minerals : It contains a
variety of vitamins and minerals. The type of
vitamins and minerals and their quantity depends on
the type of flowers used for apiculture. Commonly,
honey contains Vitamin C , Calcium and Iron . If you
check the vitamin and mineral content in regular
sugar from any other source, you will find it to be
completely absent or insignificant.
Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties: It has anti-
bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so it is often
used as a natural antiseptic in traditional medicines.
Antioxidants: It contains nutraceuticals, which are
very effective for the removal of free radicals from
the body. As a result, our body immunity is improved
against many conditions, even potentially fatal ones
like cancer or heart disease.
Skin Care with Milk and Honey: Milk and honey are
often served together, since both of these ingredients help in creating smooth, beautiful skin. Consuming this combination every morning is a common practice in many countries for this very reason.
Honey in Wound Management: Significant research
is being carried out to study its benefits in the
treatment of wounds and the Nursing Standard
explains some of these benefits in wound
management in the document. These have been
listed below:
•Honey possesses antimicrobial properties.
•It helps in promoting autolytic debridement.
•It deodorizes malodorous wounds.
•It speeds up the healing process by stimulating
wound tissues.
•It helps in initiating the healing process in dormant
wounds.
•It also helps in promoting moist wound healing.
These healing powers are not overstated. The
Waikato Honey Research Unit provides details about
the world-wide research that is being carried out on
the benefits of honey in medicine. Furthermore, BBC
reported in July of 2006 that doctors at the Christie
Hospital in Didsbury, Manchester are planning to use
honey for faster recovery of cancer patients after
surgery. Such research will provide scientific
evidence for the so-called “beliefs” held by honey
lovers all over the world and will help in propagating
the benefits to more people.
Now that you know the benefits of honey, how do you eat it? You can eat it raw, add it to water or different beverages and you can also add it to several recipes.

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