5 Surprising Health Benefits of Honey

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It’s not just nature’s candy!  Raw honey has been used as a folk remedy for thousands of years.  For myself, the only time I’d use honey was to make my tea taste better.  However, now that I understand the amazing health benefits I just had to share these tips with you.  Below are 5 surprising health benefits of honey.

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Honey Contains Antioxidants

Research from the University of Illinois showed that honey contains loads of antioxidants that help fight cell damage.  So a teaspoon of honey a day won’t hurt you.  In fact, it will increase your immunity to potentially fatal diseases, such as cancer and heart disease!

Boosts Energy

According to the USDA, honey contains about 64 calories per tablespoon.  Therefore, it’s used by many people as a source of energy.  The carbohydrates in it can easily be converted into glucose that makes it simple for the body to digest this pure and natural substance.  If you’re looking for more ways to boost your energy, read this article.

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Vitamins & Minerals

Honey typically contains Vitamin C, calcium, and iron.  If you check the vitamin and mineral content in regular sugar from any other source, you will find it completely insignificant.

Honey is Antibacterial

Research has shown that raw honey can kill unwanted bacteria and fungus.  It naturally contains peroxide, an antiseptic.  In fact, a certain type of honey, Manuka, was used in medical settings for centuries to treat wounds because of its effectiveness as a germ killer.

Soothes a Sore Throat

Have a cold?  Try a spoonful of honey. Honey is an old sore throat remedy.  Just add it to hot tea with lemon when a cold virus hits you.  It also works as a cough suppressant.

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Are there some uses of honey that I didn’t mention?  Please feel free to email me at hello@heartandsoulblog.com.  And be sure to sign up below for my free newsletter to receive more helpful articles like these straight to your inbox.

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