Man is faced with two choices when it comes to any ailment. The choices are either one deciding to survive it or take conscious steps to prevent it. Scientists have established a link between what we eat and diseases. And one drink that its health benefits go beyond its great taste is honey.
Honey is a natural source of carbohydrate that gives strength and energy to our bodies. The natural fruit sugar in honey is very effective in instantly boosting performance, endurance and reduces fatigue. This is because the glucose in honey is absorbed quickly and gives an immediate energy boost while the fructose is absorbed slowly thus providing sustained energy. Honey is also known to build the immune system. The antioxidant and antibacterial properties in honey help improve the digestive system and help one stay healthy because these properties fight disease. To get the health benefit, start the day with a honey and lemon drink. It is prepared by mixing a spoonful of honey and lemon juice with cup of warm water.
It is one of the most natural home remedies to treat a wide range of ailment such as athlete foot, arthritis pain and yeast infection. Honey has antiseptic properties which prevent the growth of certain bacteria and helps clean wounds and prevent them from getting infected. It is a natural cure in first aid treatment for wounds, burns and cuts as it absorbs moisture from the air and promote healing. The antibacterial properties function as anti-inflammatory agent – thus reduces pains and swelling.
Honey is also effective in combating the effects of hangover from drinking too much alcohol. It is gentle on stomach and its natural sugar contents like fructose speed up the oxidation in the liver. The recipe for making this solution is mixing honey with a commensurate quantity of orange juice and less amount of yogurt.
Another health benefit of honey is that it could be used to treat sore throat. The antimicrobial properties in honey kill some bacteria that cause sore throat. To soothe sore throat gargle a mixture of honey, lemon juice and a pinch of salt.
For insomnia, a mixture of warm glass of milk and honey induces sleep and calms the nerves.
The Apple Cider Vinegar and honey drink is a traditional recipe for many ailments and even an anti-aging elixir. Its cleansing and disinfecting properties could be used to detoxify the body system.
Apply Cider Vinegar has the alkaline forming ability which helps to correct acidity in the human system and as such prevents and fight infection.
The unprocessed raw honey has also been found to have alkaline