If you are thinking about sugar substitutes, then the first word that should come to your mind is honey.
Without any doubts whatsoever, this sweet liquid is the perfect solution for a sweet treat, no matter the season or the occasion.
Not only is it delicious but also very healthy.
Because everybody recommends us to consume honey, I decided to do some research and to see what hides behind this golden sweet. This is what I have found out…
Due to the 4 kinds of bifidobacteria and 6 of lactobacilli, honey is a strong anti viral and anti bacterial natural remedy. It has great therapeutic effects and can be successfully used in the treatment of cough and other respiratory affections.
The consumption of honey triggers the liver to release the enzymes that transform glucose in glycogen. A good level of glycogen assures the brain enough energy for all the process during exercise or sleep.
The secret is the following: honey contains equal quantities of fructose and glucose, balance that has positive effects on our health. In addition, honey proves to be a better sugar substitute for diabetics than sucrose. Regular doses of this natural sweet will regulate the level of sugar in the blood and also the level of insulin.
Containing important amounts of antioxidants, honey will be a good friend in protecting the health of the heart and not only. The high concentration of nutrients and other compounds transforms honey into an immunity booster. In this direction, it has been proved that honey improves the reactions of persons suffering of cancer.
There is no better energetic than honey. Ever since ancient times, athletes were recommended to eat honey in order to gain not just energy but also better resistance times. Recent studies have reinforced this old belief, concluding that honey helps by maintaining a good glycogen store for the muscles.
The list of benefits continues: keeps free radicals away, heals wounds, maintains a good cholesterol level and can do miracles for the skin.
To be honest, I never thought a teaspoon of honey can perform so many little miracles. Well, from now on, let’s see if tea goes better with some honey instead of the ordinary sugar.
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Filed under: Nutrition by Cristina P