Oh Honey: Four Benefits of Honey

Raw honey is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants that can benefit your body. Honey is easy to add to your daily diet and goes well with many food items like yogurt and oatmeal. Honey has various beautiful benefits, but here are the top four!

The Sweetness on Honey

High-quality honey (minimally processed, unheated, and fresh) contains many crucial bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants, such as flavonoids and phenolic acids. Raw honey is an excellent source of varying amounts of amino acids, enzymes, and various vitamins and minerals, including:

  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Riboflavin
  • Calcium
  • Niacin

Four Benefits of Honey

A Happy Heart

Cardiovascular disease is most often caused by poor diet, but you can improve your heart healthy by simply adding raw honey to your daily (and improved) diet. Honey has many natural antioxidants which prevent and slow down the negative effect of the passing of time in our cells. These components can help:

  • Prevent the formation of blood clots by eliminating free radicals
  • Reduce blood pressure by helping the blood vessels dilate
  • Lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol

Improves Digestion

We must eat foods with “good bacteria,” known as probiotics, to keep our digestive system healthy. Probiotics can be pretty picky about what they need to eat to stay healthy while they do their job of keeping us healthy. Probiotics need prebiotics to help them; this is where raw honey can help! Raw honey contains a compound called oligosaccharides, and when this difficult-to-pronounce compound reaches the large intestine, good bacteria utilize it to make nutrients the body needs.

Reduces Pollen Allergies

Raw local honey has small amounts of pollen, making it a popular remedy for reducing or eliminating pollen allergy symptoms. Allergies are abnormal immune responses to nonthreatening substances as if they were life-threatening. Our body does everything possible to reject pollen and get it out of our system, thus causing itchy eyes, a runny nose, and persistent sneezing. Allergies can be relieved if our bodies are exposed to mild doses of our allergen until our immune system learns there is no danger.

Remember, you can use regular ol’ honey to reduce allergy symptoms. You’ll need locally made, raw honey to reduce your body’s reaction to local allergens. Local honey from Nevada won’t have the same effect if you live in Georgia. 

Improves Sleep Quality

When we sleep, we recharge our energies to feel rested, and our body does a lot of work while we dream away the night. The healing process increases, growth hormones are released, and our brain organizes the memories of our day, so the body is pretty busy while we sleep. If you have trouble sleeping, add one or two tablespoons of honey to a cup of warm tea or water before bedtime. The healthy sugars of honey induce the production of tryptophan, a precursor of serotonin. Serotonin is a vital neurotransmitter that helps regulate anxiety and mood but also turns into melatonin.\

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