Here at Jubbas, we offer a wide range of pure honey, including Attiki, Black Seed, and Acacia, which all taste amazing. Of course, that’s the main thing that people think about when buying honey, but did you know that there are actually a ton of health benefits associated with this wonderful foodstuff? Let’s take a look at seven of them right here.
Heart Disease Prevention
Honey is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, both of which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease when consumed in the right amounts. Better yet, both have also been linked to risk reduction in some forms of cancer.
Honey is often referred to as nature’s energy booster because it contains natural sugars that will help you feel more alert and active during your day. Many athletes swear by honey and you will often see it incorporated into diets to help steer you away from less healthy sugars. The key here is that honey contains both fructose and glucose, with the latter being quickly absorbed by the body while the former offers you a more sustained energy boost over the course of the day.
According to Peter Molan, who works at New Zealand’s University of Waikato as the director of the institution’s Honey Research Unit, “all honey is anti-bacterial.” This is because bees apply a special enzyme to the honey during its creation that benefits any who consume it. Further, some argue that honey also has anti-fungal properties, though these are less pronounced.
Boosting the Immune System
The presence of antioxidants, coupled with the previously-mentioned anti-bacterial properties, mean that honey is a great immune system booster. Drinking a mixture of water, lemon juice, and a spoonful of honey each morning will help you stave off a lot of the small infections and viruses that would otherwise leave you feeling drained, lethargic, and unproductive.
A 2007 study, which examined 105 children, found that buckwheat honey, in particular, had amazing effects on people suffering from coughs. This is particularly useful for those suffering from coughs that keep them up at night, as a spoonful of honey can provide such a soothing effect that a comfortable night’s sleep is made possible.
Boosting Brain Activity
Again, we come back to the natural antioxidants that honey contains as the main source of another of its benefits. Some studies have shown that honey can have a positive effect on brain activity by boosting the cognitive process, particularly due to its ability to enhance circulation and the cholinergic system in the brain. This may help prevent dementia, cognitive decline, and other brain-related issues.
Cuts and Burns
For millennia, honey has been celebrated for its antiseptic properties, making it an effective home remedy for small cuts and burns. Simply apply the honey and allow it to get to work. It will form a barrier around the wound, preventing harmful bacteria from getting inside, in addition to absorbing moisture from the air, which aids the healing process. Better yet, honey is also an anti-inflammatory, so it will reduce the pain and swelling associated with small cuts and burns.
The Final Word
We hope you have found the information in this article useful. Come back next week to find out some of the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, which is also offered at Jubbas.