All About Honey – The Liquid Gold

Honey-benefits

Honey is of high nutritional and medicinal value. Also knows as Liquid Gold, honey is made naturally and contains antibacterial and antifungal properties that have been used since times immemorial.

Honey has been celebrated for its health benefits for the whole body. This healthy natural sweetener offers many nutritional benefits depending on its variety. Raw honey is the most commonly used honey and only differs in filtration which helps extend is shelf life. A tablespoon of raw honey contains 64 calories, is fat-free, cholesterol-free, and sodium-free. Its composition is roughly 80 percent carbohydrates, 18 percent water, and two percent vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

Typically, honey is sweet but can be cruel to infants. Spores of Clostridium botulinum bacteria — found in dirt and dust, which can contaminate honey — may lead to infant botulism and produce a toxin inside the body that can cause muscle weakness and breathing problems. It is recommended to wait until after 12 months of age to give infants honey. Consumption is safe for older adults and kids, since they have a mature digestive system that can handle the spores.

Few health benefits of this liquid gold;

  •  Alleviates Allergies
  •  All-Natural Energy Drink
  •  Boosts Memory
  •  Cough Suppressant
  •  Sleep Aid
  •  Treats Dandruff
  •  Treats Wounds and Burns

-Devashree Goenka