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To Get More Strength and Stamina Include Honey in Your Daily Food

By Annphilip Subscribe to RSS | January 19th 2012 | Views:

People started consuming honey long time back. As a natural sweetener we are using it in many confectioneries and in medicines. It's well known as an energy booster, as it is a rich source of natural carbohydrates. Other health benefits of honey are the usage of it as a natural remedy for ailments and as an immunity system builder.

The health benefits of honey may be credited to its rich composition. Honey bees collect nectar from bloomed flowers and this itself contains sucrose and water. When this nectar reaches bee hives bees add enzymes and this create additional chemical compounds that convert sucrose to fructose and glucose. Thus the honey we are using for different purposes nearly contains 80% of natural sugar, 18% water and 2% minerals.

Whenever we feel lethargic it's better to take a spoonful of honey rather than going behind energy drinks, because the carbohydrates present in it helps to get strength and stamina. Honey is known as an instant booster as it has the ability to improve performance and reduce fatigue. While the glucose present in the honey gives an immediate energy to the body, the fructose will provide sustained energy.

Among other health benefits the notable one is honey's power as an immunity system builder. The anti-bacterial and the antioxidant properties of honey give better digestion, immunity against diseases and healthy body. Its anti-bacterial property makes it a good antiseptic for burns and cuts. Honey also gives some favorable effects on the cardiovascular health. When compared to other types of sugars, honey can keep the level of blood sugar level in a constant manner by controlling the blood sugar and insulin. Moreover, it has the capability to keep the level of HDL-cholesterol high and the level of blood lipids and LDL-cholesterol low. Some studies also showed honey's positive effects in certain variety of cancers.

Additional benefits of honey are it will reduce anxiety, give good sleep, and is effective in treating diseases like heart ailments, osteoporosis, memory loss, dementia etc. Even some people recommend honey along with milk to reduce weight and honey mixed with water to increase weight. What is the scientific reason behind this that I don't know? Is it effective or ineffective that also I don't know? Let's depend on researchers to get a proper answer for this.

Honey available today differs in texture and color depending on the nectar source visited by the honeybees. In U.S some 300 varieties of honey are available. Honey is available in colors ranging from nearly colorless to dark brown. When the taste will be milder to light colored ones, it will become stronger when it reaches dark color. Bees visiting tiny white flowers of the blueberry bush would collect light amber colored nectar and this type of honey is mostly available in England and in Michigan. In New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania the commonly found honey is dark colored buckwheat honey. Meanwhile Californians will be familiar with light colored and mild flavored sage honey. So honey is produced in every states of America depending on the honey floral varieties available there.

As a person watching food shows on the home television connected with service from providers like Verizon FiOS TV, I regularly note down tips and recipes of dishes that are healthy and easy to cook. And in some shows they use honey to cook sweet dishes like custards and puddings. In most cake shows they are using honey as toppings on cakes. By taking into account of the health benefits of honey we have to decide whether we have to include honey in our daily diet or not.

Annphilip - About Author:
As a freelancer Ann writes about honey bees, honey processing methods and advantages of honey consumption. As a regular viewer of shows related to food coming on home television powered by Verizon FiOS TV, she tries to cook dishes with the new recipes.

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