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Honey and its Benefits

Honey is a delicious sweetener made naturally by bees for their consumption .The process of making honey begins when the bees feast on flowers collecting the nectar in their mouths. Then mixes with enzymes in the bees saliva, in this process it turn into honey. The bees bring it back to the hive and store it in the cells of the hive. Until they need it for their nourishment or until the lucky beekeeper helps themselves.

Honey is composed primarily of carbohydrates and water, and also contains small amounts of vitamins and minerals. Honey contains a variety of falconoid phenolic acids which act as antioxidants. Generally darker honeys have higher antioxidant content than lighter honeys.

A study by a Penn state College of Medicine research team found that honey may offer parents and effective way and safe alternative. The study found that a small dose of Buckwheat honey given before bedtime provided better relief of nighttime cough and suppressant found in over the counter cold medications.

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Athletes of all ages and abilities include honey in their training and workouts. A study with a leading university showed that honey works to give athletes an energy boost before and after exercise. Also show that honey may help tired muscles recover more quickly after heavy exercise.

 Manufacturers have used honey in everything from hand lotions and moisturizers to bar soups and bubble baths. Honey attracts and retain moisture this makes it work well in moisturizing products including cleaners, creams, shampoos and conditioners. Honey also acts as anti- irritant, making it suitable for sensitive skin and baby care products.

Honey should not be feed to infants under one year of age . The little ones do not have a fully developed immune system and will not derive the health benefits.

Quick Facts
  • Honey is a great healing aid and is know to combat infection.
  • Honey is soothing to minor burns and can help prevent scarring.
  • A worker bee gathers in its lifetime .0288 of an once of honey It required about 556 to gather a full pound of honey.