Honey: nature’s hidden treasure.
Honey is an invaluable natural treasure. Not without reason it is called by many people a liquid gold!
We love it for its sweet taste, its wide range of applications in cosmetics and culinary products, and its nutritional value. Although honey is primarily simple sugars (fructose and glucose)1, it has an invaluable influence on the functioning of almost every element of our body. Natural honey provides such ingredients as health promoting enzymes, vitamins A, C and B, folic acid, amino acids and as many as 21 elements and minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and iron2 . An interesting fact is that iron from honey is almost entirely absorbed by our body and quickly built into haemoglobin3 . Honey has a strengthening and antibacterial effect, helps to reduce blood pressure4 , and when we feel that “we’re coming down with something” – automatically we reach for…hot tea with honey. It is widely used in the prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases (who among us has never reached for honey drops for sore throat? 😊) – it is recommended for the treatment of coughing, pharyngitis, rhinitis and sinusitis5 .
Honey is also an ally of gourmands and sweet lovers! Most often used as an additive in baked goods and desserts. However, it also brings out the taste of meat, for which it is appreciated by fans of culinary experiments around the world.
When you feel an irresistible temptation for a little sweet pleasure, reach for honey. Instead of empty calories, it provides a healthy glucose energy 6that does not burden the digestive system, stimulates digestion, and at the same time regulates the liver and kidneys, as well as…makes falling asleep easier 7.
1 Source: Laid Boukraa, Honey in Traditional and Modern Medicine
3 Source: D. C. Jarvis, The Usefulness of Honey to Native Vermonter – The Health Advantages of Honey
4 Source: Esther Olusola Aluko, Honey’s Ability to Reduce Blood Pressure and Heart Rate in Healthy Male Subject
5 Source: Amanda Wilson, Health Benefits of Honey.
6 Source: Stefan Bogdanov, Honey for Nutrition and Health: a Review