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Why You Should Love Honey

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Turns out that honey is the bees knees when it comes to our health! Liquid gold is a powerhouse of antioxidants, anti-bacterials and anti-fungals but also possesses anti-carcinogenic properties as well. The more you investigate the health and medicinal properties of honey, the more convinced you will become that incorporating more honey in your diet is definitely a good idea. Winnie the Pooh was right all along!

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Honey’s health benefits have been documented for millennia. From the ancient Greeks, Romans, to the Egyptians and Vedics, this golden panacea has been used to treat wounds and burns, soothe upset stomachs and fight infections. Remember, it is best to use organic, raw honey as the process of pasteurization affects the anti-septic properties. Also, please note that caution should be used when giving honey to babies, perhaps opt for the pasteurized version.

Honey can effectively treat colds and sore throats as well as clear sinuses. To unblock sinuses, mix a tsp of honey in a pot of hot water, place a towel over your head and let the steam do its magic.

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Treat eczema, rosacea and psoriasis with honey. Apparently the manuka variety is most effective when used topically. When combined with wonder spice, turmeric, the powerful anti-inflammatory duo will calm and clear your skin.

Here’s a recipe for a turmeric facial mask: 1 tsp of turmeric, 1 tsp of raw organic honey and 1 tsp of milk or yogurt. Combine and apply mask evenly all over a freshly cleansed face. Let the mask dry on your face for 20 minutes and gently remove with a cool, damp facecloth.

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Because of honey’s alkaline-forming properties, it has been found to help prevent acid reflux. Its natural antibiotic qualities help to balance bacteria related disorders which, in turn, helps to heal stomach and intestinal balances. Honey has also been found to clear up UTIs and to facilitate toxin elimination through the liver.

Taking honey on a regular basis can really help your seasonal allergies and reduce your reliance on chemical anti-histamines.

Honey and cinnamon or apple cider vinegar, taken in combination, help control blood glucose and insulin levels which promotes healthy weight maintenance.

Regular honey consumption is also associated with lowering LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels.

In conclusion, the benefits of Winnie’s fave food are hard to ignore! Try getting some more of this wonderful stuff in your diet and on your skin!