Health Benefits of Honey

Health Benefits of Honey

Honey is one of the most ancient sweeteners known to man. It also has numerous health benefits and East Hill Honey is delicious and considered a power food.

Here are some Health Benefits to eating East Hill Honey daily:

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

Increases athletic performance:
Ancient athletes ate 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 shortening recovery compared to other sweeteners.

Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal:
Our honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that is similar to hydrogen peroxide.

Reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders:
Research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis. 

Reduces cough and throat irritation:
Honey helps with coughs, particularly darker honey. Buckwheat honey in particular can help with nighttime coughing. 

Balances the 5 elements: 
Honey has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India for at least 4,000 years and is considered to affect all three of the body’s primitive material imbalances positively. It is also said to be useful in improving eyesight, weight loss, curing impotence and premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea and nausea.

Honey is referred as “Yogavahi” since it has a quality of penetrating the deepest tissues of the body. When honey is used with other herbal preparations, it enhances the medicinal qualities of those preparations and also helps them to reach the deeper tissues.

Regulate blood sugar:
Even though honey contains simple sugars, it is not the same as refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. Its exact combination of fructose and glucose actually helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. Some honeys have a low hypoglycemic index, so they don’t jolt your blood sugar.

Heals cuts and burns:
External application of honey has been shown to be as effective as conventional treatment with silver sulfadiazene. It is speculated that the drying effect of the simple sugars and honey’s anti-bacterial nature combine to create this effect.

Some varieties of honey possess large amounts of friendly bacteria. This includes up to 6 species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobacteria. This may explain many of the mysterious therapeutic properties of honey.

Helps heal skin:
Its anti-bacterial qualities are particularly useful for the skin, and, when used with the other ingredients, honey can also be moisturizing and nourishing. For a powerful home beauty treatment for which you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen already.

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