There is a saying in Yoruba “none ever tasted honey and spat it out” honey is arguably the sweetest naturally occurring thing ever!
We often heard the phase “if its sweet, its bad” good news though is sweet honey is perfect for you.
Fights Allergies: honey is rich in antioxidants, sodium chloride, iron, calcium and some enzymes. Because honey contains small amount of pollen in them, they are great for improving immune system and fighting off allergies. Honey acts as a natural vaccination against allergies like cold, running nose…
Power food: how many times have you felt really tired after a meal and all you want is drag out a mattress and have a sweet sleep. How many times has your alarm rang only for you to respond with a groan in your throat.
Well, honey is a good energy booster because it is rich in carbohydrates and this breaks down faster than the heavy meal we may have just had. One teaspoon of natural honey in a glass of water will do the trick.
Memory booster: honey rich antioxidant feeds the brain and keeps it in tip top shape. As we grow older honey helps our brain and memory age slower and maintains it in good condition.
Treatment for cough: I understand that palm oil and sugar is popular for treating coughs and no doubt effective (I’ve used the combination myself). But instead of consuming sugar, why not switch it up a lil, lets make our home remedy healthier by using honey instead of sugar.
Two teaspoons of honey and lemon juice mixture is a great way to stop that cough. Honey when taken to relieve cough will reduce inflammation and also serve as a protective film over the irritating area(WHO)
Helps you sleep: I see different kinds of sleepless hastags on social media #sleeplessinlagos #icantsleep #insomiaismyfriend… Many people have difficulty sleeping. For this kind of people honey would be perfect as a dietary inclusion to help them relax and sleep better at night.
No I’m not crazy, this is how honey helps you sleep.
Honey contains a substance called serotonin which is an addition to the one released by the brain when you take honey. You see because honey is sweet, taking it makes your body insulin level rise which then releases its own serotonin. The body then converts the serotonin to melatonin a chemical the helps you sleep.
No more dandruff or hair loss: a few spoons of honey in warm water can be the solution to your dandruff issues. Because honey is rich in antifungal and antibacterial it is effective in fighting Dandruff and hair loss.
Helps with burns; oh! How I hated iodine as a child. Each time I scraped my body my mum or dad (depending on who was available at the time) would reach for the first aid kit and apply iodine on the wound. I’d scream and cry promising never to play again lol.
But as an adult my sister had a home accident. Her whole legs were burnt. It was really bad. She was in the hospital for about a year and couldn’t walk for 2years. That was my first encounter with the healing powers of honey. A neighbour had advised that we applied honey to the entire lengths of the injury so she can heal properly without scars. In my mind I didn’t believe that was possible. But we applied it anyway, true to the advise. It worked!
Honey, truly helps heal burns and cleans it out leaving no scar in its wake.
Great moisturizer: yea I know I’ve left the arena of food consumption into cosmetology. We are what we eat. However, if you’re a DIY person with dry skin honey is a great moisturizer for you (we’ll discuss recipes and diy mixtures someday).
I can go on and on about this sweet honey. But for now we know why its on my list of the greatest six.