The health benefits of honey
Dietary properties :
Honey is a natural food that's rich in simple, easily digested sugars. Honey is sweeter than refined sugar and lower in calories. One hundred grams of sugar provides an average of 300 calories while 100 grams of sugar has 400 calories. Why not replace your sugar with honey ?
With a high concentration of fructose and glucose, honey stimulates the heart and provides needed energy to athletes and to convalescents.
The presence of numerous natural vitamins and minerals stimulates the immune system.
Honey aids in the absorption of calcium and the retention of magnesium – two essential minerals for good metabolic functioning. Children who are given honey rather than refined sugar tend to have stronger bones and teeth.
Due to honey’s many enzymes, it’s helpful for digestion and intestinal transit.
Therapeutic uses :
While we are specialists in the production of honey, we cannot permit ourselves to give medical information or advice. What we can say is that honey is a natural food that contributes to a well balanced diet.
Here are some claims to honey’s therapeutic uses that can be found here and there
- Anti-anaemic: helps fight anaemia
- Antiseptic: kills germs
- Appetite: stimulant
- Cough remedy
- Digestive aid
- Cardiac stimulant
- Muscle relaxer
- Febrifuge: fights fever