9 Science Backed Health Benefits of Honey

Honey is called the “Liquid gold” we all for sure know it is.

Honey is not just sweet but its powerful medicinal properties make it super-food among all. Since ancient times honey is being used to cure multiple diseases. It wasn’t until the late 19th century that researchers discovered that honey has natural antibacterial qualities. In Ayurveda honey is used a lot as a cure medicine.

Here are 9 benefits of honey

  • Prevent cancer and heart disease

Honey has the wonderful properties to fight cancer and heart disease. It contains flavonoid, antioxidants which help to prevent cancer and heart disease.


  • Reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders

Facing problem with the gastrointestinal disorder? Honey may be treated to cure several disorders, among them ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis is among them.


  • Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-fungal

When you visit a shop to buy honey you always had a question why there is a difference of colors between honey, some are lighter while some are darker. Generally, the darker the honey is, the better its antibacterial and antioxidant power.

It’s Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties help to fight infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi.


  • Increase athletic performance

Honey delivers a significant gives a power boost to athletes during extremely difficult exercise. Supplementation with glucose is used to provide energy so you can stay energetic.


  • Reduces cough and throat irritation

Suffering from cold or some throat irritation? Having honey syrup will be helpful to fight against a cough and throat infection. Use Buckwheat honey-based syrup to ease early symptoms of a cold.


  • Blood sugar regulation

The sweetness of honey is natural, so there is no fear of blood sugar regulation.

If we compare honey white granulated sugar or brown sugar, it has more carbohydrates and calorie.

The sweetness of honey is not entirely due to glucose but fructose. Fructose does not need insulin to get into the cell. Up to 30 gram of honey can be given to a diabetic patient instead of sugar to gain energy.


  • Heal wounds and burns

Honey is being used as a wound dressing and burns from thousands of years. It’s antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant activities makes it ideal for treating wounds.


  • Pro-biotic

Honey is not a probiotic substance but has been used as a pre-biotic. Honey has the ability to serve as a pre-biotic hinge to increase the levels of bacteria in intestines.


  • Strengthen the immune system

Honey may also boost the body’s immune system by aiding in the production of white blood cells. This improves the body’s ability to fight infection and decreases the risk of fevers.

Never give honey to children under one year of age because their immune systems are not developed enough to ward off infantile botulism, which is carried in honey spores

 How do you use honey in your daily diet? Let me know in comments below.

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