21 Benefits to Using Local Honey

21 Benefits to Using Local Honey

There are numerous benefits to incorporating honey into one’s life. Here is a list of 21 ways honey could be used to positively benefit yours in 2021! 

  • Honey can improve your memory
  • Honey is believed to improve one’s short and long term memory. This belief is further supported by a study published in the National Library of Medicine which found that a group of postmenopausal women’s immediate memory improved after recieving honey supplements for 16 weeks. 

  • Honey offers healing properties
  • Honey’s healing properties are due in part to its antibacterial activity. When used properly, the sweet substance can help treat burns, boils and other minor wounds.

  • Honey can soothe a minor sunburn
  • Thanks to honey’s antibacterial properties, its application helps soothe the burn.

  • Honey can help improve your sleep
  • Adding two tablespoons of honey to your late night cup of tea helps you sleep better at night.

  • Honey promotes relaxation
  • In the same way that honey improves sleep, it also helps with relaxation.

  • Honey helps with depression
  • Honey can act similar to an antidepressant and is able to help with anxiety and depression. 

  • Honey can improve your cholesterol
  • Honey reduces bad cholesterol, increases good cholesterol and improves overall cholesterol levels.

  • Add honey to your cup of tea
  • You can use honey as a sweetener for your tea whenever you please. My favorite time to have it is on cold days when I’m getting work done from home.

  • Use honey to make your own sports drink
  • Honey contains electrolytes such as sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium which make the substance a great ingredient to include in your homemade sports drink.

  • Honey can help treat a cold
  • Pairing a glass of lemon water with 2 ounces of honey helps with congestion and could potentially reduce the lifespan of your cold by a day or more.

  • Honey helps contain seasonal allergies
  • While a spoonful of honey is not guaranteed to eliminate allergies 100% of the time, it does have the potential to do so. It’s believed that when you eat local honey, you are ingesting local pollen that could decrease one’s sensitivity to that pollen as well as their seasonal allergy symptoms.

  • Honey helps soothe a sore throat
  • Honey’s antibacterial properties allow it to reduce inflammation and help soothe a sore throat.

  • Honey can work as a cough suppressant 
  • A study found that honey appears to be equally as effective as the cough suppressant ingredient called dextromethorphan. It’s also a lot cheaper!

  • Honey can be used as a substitute for sugar
  • This substitution offers various pros, one being that honey raises blood sugar levels at a slower rate than sugar.

  • Honey is also a better substitute for people with diabetes
  • Because honey raises blood sugar levels at a slower rate than sugar, it can be a better sweetener substitute for people with diabetes.

  • Honey can help with digestive issues
  • Honey is said to help with various digestive issues, including acid reflux.

  • Honey contains antioxidants
  • Flavonoids and phenolic acids are antioxidants that are found in honey. These antioxidants are believed to help prevent cancer and heart disease.

  • Honey contains ingredients that can help fight off cancer 
  • Honey’s ingredients, such as phenolic and gallic acids demonstrate anti-cancer activity. Honey is believed to help fight off cancer and research continues to be done on the correlation between the substance and cancer.

  • Honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties
  • Honey’s antibacterial and antifungal properties are capable of fighting off unwanted bacteria and fungus.

  • Honey contains natural vitamins and minerals
  • The natural vitamins and minerals found in honey help the body metabolize and improve one’s overall health.

  • Honey tastes good!
  • Honey is sweet and unique. While there are several benefits, like most delicious items, it should still be used in moderation. 

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