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Saturday, 3 November 2012

"SHOW ME THE HONEY"...HONEY!! -- TOP 5 BENEFITS OF HONEY



Image : The Times of India.

The health benefits of honey have long been realized by humans to treat a variety of ailments. Honey contains powerful antioxidants with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Though scientific arguments have been made for use of honey in modern times, its use is still a conventional practice under the practice of "alternate medicine."In modern times, its therapeutic uses have been researched and used in many hospitals. 

"Milk and honey" has been used as metaphor to explain the religious ethos and the Sun.

The nutritional and medicinal qualities of honey have been documented since ancient times in the Vedas, Greek, Roman, Christian, Islamic and other faiths and cultures. Physicians of ancient times, such as Aristotle (384–322 BC), Aristoxenus (320 BC) Hippocrates, Porphyry, Cornelius Celsus (early first century AD) and Dioscorides (c. 50 AD), and Arab physicians El Mad Joussy and El Basry, have referred to the healing qualities of honey.

TOP 5 BENEFITS OF HONEY :



1. Prevent cancer and heart disease:

Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.

2. Reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders.
Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis. This may be related to the 3rd benefit…

3. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-fungal:
“All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide,” said Peter Molan, director of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

4. Increase athletic performance.
Ancient Olympic athletes would eat honey and dried figs to enhance their performance. This has now been verified with modern studies, showing that it is superior in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time than other sweeteners.

5. Reduce cough and throat irritation:
Honey helps with coughs, particularly buckwheat honey. In a study of 110 children, a single dose of buckwheat honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep.

03/11/2012  

Source : Wikipedia, Care2.com





2 comments:

  1. I love number 4--that Olympic athletes used this to enhance their performance! I wonder if they even knew what it was really doing for them. So interesting! My brother is a bee keeper and so I get all my honey fresh from him!! You have to love it!

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  2. Great post. I never really though about something like honey having any sort of health benefits besides when I have sore throat. Thanks for sharing :)

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