You may enjoy honey on your pancakes, but did you know there is so much more this powerhouse natural sweetener can do? Read on to find out.
CUTS AND BURNS
Due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, honey can be used to soothe small cuts and burns, providing a natural path to healing.
This is one of my favorites! Whenever I am suffering from a cough, or even just have a tickle in my throat, a spoonful of honey always does the trick. It coats the throat as it goes down, and instantly suppresses that cough!
Some people find relief in consuming raw, local honey to alleviate seasonal allergies. This type of honey contains small amounts of pollen that can help the body boost its own immunity and fight seasonal allergy symptoms.
Dealing with chapped lips? Whether you are dealing with summer heat or winter cold, chapped lips can be a pain. A simple combination of honey, sugar, and almond or coconut oil works wonders for exfoliation and moisturization.
GET BETTER SLEEP
So far, we’ve touched upon uses for honey during the day. But did you know that honey can also help with giving you a good night’s sleep as well? One teaspoon of honey before bed will provide the liver with additional glycogen needed for the body to perform its nightly functions, thus warding off the midnight munchies. The natural sugars found in honey also slightly up insulin levels which lead to an increase in melatonin, helping put your body to sleep–naturally!
ENERGY BOOST DURING A WORKOUT
The fructose and glucose found in honey are great for that extra boost of energy before, during, or after a workout. Honey’s natural sugars enter the bloodstream directly, giving you strength to go that extra mile.
Honey has so many wonderful healing properties for our bodies, both inside and out. You won’t look at that bottle of golden goodness the same way again!
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