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Healing Honey

10 November 2010 18 Comments

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One of the most ancient foods known to us – Honey, is a nature’s gift to mankind. This translucent, viscous and golden beauty is highly acknowledged for its healing properties.  A great source of carbohydrates, it has a natural fruit sugar and is a delicious alternative to white sugar due to the color and flavors it imparts to the food.

A bottle of Honey is a must at all times in my kitchen shelf.  And I find it really hard to resist licking a teaspoon of it whenever any recipe requires me to unscrew the bottle of this golden liquid 🙂

health benefits of honey

Health Benefits;

  • Honey is known for its anti bacterial and anti viral properties present in the raw form of it. Heating may destroy some of  these properties.
  • Since the glucose present in Honey is easily digestible, it provides instant energy during active workouts. While the fructose in it is slow to digest and thus may regulate blood sugar to some extent.
  • Honey boost immunity in children.
  • Honey is a good alternative for people suffering from Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.
  • The anti oxidant properties in it may help keep a check on the free radical.
  • Honey is a good moisturizer and thus comes as a great beauty aid.
  • The healing properties of Honey helps a great deal in curing the cuts and wounds during injuries.
  • Honey is the best home remedy for cough, cold and sore throat.

Prudent Ways to Use Honey;

  • The shelf life of Honey is very long and does not require any refrigeration.
  • Always keep Honey away from direct sunlight and avoid heating it.
  • Dips and spreads made with Honey are healthy and delicious.
  • Honey is a great baking ingredient, it can transform any cake, muffins or cookies into a heavenly treat.
  • Honey Granola is a good option for growing kids.
  • Oatmeal porridge with a tablespoon of Honey is a healthy breakfast.
  • Lemonade made with Honey is a delicious drink for ant time.
  • Honey spread on hot toast or Pancakes makes a scrumptious breakfast.
  • Tea infused with ginger and Honey is a good home made remedy for cold and sore throat.

Include the wonder of nature Healing Honey in your diet and stay healthy!

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  • Mina Joshi said:

    Love this Post on Honey. Honey is very beneficial in lots of ways. Using local honey helps you cope with hay fever. I start my day with a glass of honey and lemon mixed with hot water everyday and I am sure that’s why I never catch a cold!! 2 teaspoonfuls of Honey mixed a teaspoon of dry ginger powder is a great cure for coughs.

  • Priya said:

    Wat a lovely post, i love honey with my toasted bread for breakfast..

  • Rachel Assuncao said:

    Great article! To get any of these benefits from honey, it needs to be raw. I love exploring local honey farms and usually have a couple of bottles of raw honey from different sources in my cupboard. Another favorite place to use honey is in a green smoothie. A teaspoon of honey heightens the sweetness of the fruit, adds depth of flavor and of course it’s an easy way to get all of the health benefits.

  • Mari's Cakes said:

    I just bought a bottle of honey last week from a local bee keeper. I love using it in breads and tea. You have a great blog, I;ll stick around to see all your wonderful postings.

    Have a great afternoon,

  • Faith said:

    Excellent info on honey, thanks so much for compiling this! Honey is my favorite sweetener. 🙂

  • seema rai said:

    thanks for the information. eager to know more, this type of information .

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Seema, Thanks for visiting. You may check out Healthy Bites for more on Eating right and Food That Heal. Take care.



  • vaishali said:

    V INFORMATIVE….n v healthy!!

  • Maria @ Scandifoodie said:

    Honey truly is one of nature’s wonders. My favourite is Manuka!

  • swapna said:

    very informative post….

  • Joanne said:

    I try to use honey whenever I can so it’s nice to know that it’s actually good for me too!

  • Nan said:

    Found you from Blogfrog,
    Follow your blog and blogfrog.
    invite you to join my community.

    Have a nice Friday.

  • Nidhya said:

    Excellent info..i love honey.

    Aaha Oho

  • FOODESSA said:

    I have Honey all the time and I’m also fortunate enough to have two bee hive farms nearby. I guess that I’m a little spoiled that way ;o)

    Nice informational post Sanjeeta.

    Have a great day and flavourful wishes,

  • Sasa said:

    Have you tried manuka honey? It’s from NZ and it’s so antibacterial that sometimes it’s used on severe burns victims but it’s also tatsy on toast or in baking.

  • Ayurveda Follower said:

    Hi Sanjeeta,

    I am an ardent fan of your food photographs and Mouth-watering recipes. I have tried many of your cookies, cakes and everything has turned out great. But, I just want to give you some info about using honey in baking which you have mentioned in this post.
    Honey should never be cooked/ heated (Many of us know this but still use it for cooking just for its taste & texture and thinking it is better than sugar). Ofcourse, honey is better than sugar but not cooked honey. Using honey in baking is quite popular but cooked honey is toxic. It is not an immediate poison but gets stored in the body as toxins(undigested material) and becomes root cause for all health issues. For a quick reference, you can go through this link to know what happens when you cook honey.

    Eat healthy and be happy 🙂


  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    Thanks for this informative update!

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