10 Amazing Health Benefits of Honey

Honey is very beneficial to people in several ways. Its relevance has been known from time immemorial. Even in modern times, people use it as a natural, healthier choice and substitute for sugar. It is highly utilised by manufacturers of body soap and facial scrubs. The basic challenge is that it can be quite difficult to get real and pure/raw honey since a lot of people use caramelised sugar or mix that with some quantity of honey to sell to their unsuspecting customers deceitfully. A lot of stores sell pasteurised honey too (this can't provide you with all the functions needed). A more reliable way of purchasing raw one is by meeting up with farmers who get them directly from the source. 

Without digressing much, this article is set to enlighten readers about the health benefits of honey. 

1. Honey helps cure sore throat, a spoonful of it can work wonders. It can be replaced with sugar for tea or pap in this instance. 

2. Honey contains good antioxidants that protects the body from cell damage. 

3. Honey contains a property that aids tissue regeneration. 

4. Honey is used in hospitals to treat wounds. It kills germs and helps tissue regeneration and stops cell damage. 

5. Research shows that honey might help prevent heart disease due to the presence of polyphenols (antioxidants) contained therein. 

6. Honey contains dextromethorphan which is present in cough medicines, therefore, honey helps relieve cough. 

7. Honey contains hydrogen peroxide, this property destroys bacteria and fungi in the body. 

8. It is used in treatment of stomach ulcer. This is because it destroys a bacteria known as helicobacter pylori, a bacteria that causes stomach ulcers. 

9. Honey boosts one's immune system. 

10. It contains anticancer properties. Honey has phytonutrients which has  anticancer and antiseptic properties. 

Warning: 

1. It is inadvisable to use locally purchased honey on injuries/wounds since you can't be sure of its safety. Stick to the ones provided by hospitals/pharmacies for that purpose. 

2. Do not give babies or little children honey because it might contain clostridium botulinum (a very harmful bacteria for them). 

3. You can find all these benefits only in unprocessed honeys according to research.

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