Neighbourhood Health Desk: Honey a wonderful rich golden liquid, is a miraculous nutritive sweetener with a multitude of healing powers. It contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, and is a wonderful beauty aid that nourishes the skin and the hair.
It acts as an antibacterial and antifungal agent and helps disinfect and speed the
healing process in wounds, scrapes and burns.
Honey consumption raises the antioxidant levels, soothes on contact, and has well-established antioxidant and antimicrobial effects, which helps in its contributions to wound healing. It is a natural source of carbohydrates, which provide strength, and energy to the bodies. It instantly boosts the performance, endurance, and reduces the muscle fatigue of athletes. Its natural fruit sugars, fructose and glucose play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise and are quickly absorbed into the
bloodstream digested by the body. During workout sessions, a spoon of honey enables you to go for the extra mile.
Honey promotes better blood sugar control and helps to treat sore throats. It has
antimicrobial properties that not only soothe throats but also kill certain bacteria that
cause the infection.
Quick serving ideas
- Use honey in place of table sugar as a sweetener in tea.
- Drizzle apple slices with honey and sprinkle it with cinnamon powder.
- In a saucepan over low heat, combine soymilk, honey and unsweetened dark
chocolate to make deliciously nutritious chocolate milk drink.