Gold is the bee's knees and we need to take advantage of it as well. Honey is one of nature's best manufactured goods and it offers a cornucopia of nutritional and medicinal benefits. And get this, it can replace sugar and sweeteners in certain instances. It offers antibacterial and anti-fungal properties as well as an amazing taste. Adding to it's awesomeness; a tablespoon of honey contains just 64 calories, is fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free. According to the National Honey Board its composition is roughly 80 percent carbohydrates, 18 percent water and two percent vitamins, minerals & amino acids.
Here are some of the best reasons to choose honey:
Boosting the Brain
The antioxidants found in honey may help prevent cellular damage within the brain. Honey can also aid in keeping the brain healthy through its ability to help the body absorb calcium which is a key factor in memory preservation.
Honey is a very potent anti-inflammatory as well as being a powerful remedy for sore throats & coughs via its thick consistency. But there's more: some studies suggest that honey can even act as a vaccine due to its small amounts of pollen. When the body is exposed the pollen, it can create an immune response thus stimulating anti-body production.
The 17 grams of fructose and glucose as carbs delivers a quick and healthy boost of energy. The pulse of energy also affects blood-sugar levels which can be a great all-natural endurance supplement.
Akin to the properties of sugar, honey can increase insulin levels and release serotonin.
Heals Burns and Protects Wounds
Whether functioning internally or externally honey can be an amazing resource for when burns and wounds. Honey has such strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that it has been used for the past 2,000 years to fight infection and heal.