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It is always best to turn to home remedies when taking care of your health and body. The more natural your remedy is, the better. One of the most popular home remedies in treating many illnesses is honey.
Honey has always been known as a super-food because it is nutritious and works as an excellent antioxidant for your body. The darker the color of honey, the higher the antioxidants.
Honey should never be given to children under the age of one as it could put them at risk of developing botulism. Here are the top health benefits of honey:
Treats sore throats/colds/coughs
Who doesn’t sip on honey with lemon once they start feeling like they’re coming down with a cold? Honey soothes sore throats and can be used as a natural cough remedy when you come down with a cold.
Studies have proven that honey can kill certain bacteria that cause diarrhea and stomach problems. A certain kind of honey called Manuka honey is also known for treating infections such as MRSA.
Works as an antioxidant
Some types of honey have the same amount of antioxidants as certain fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants help your body get rid of toxins that cause cell damage.
Heals burns and wounds
It’s said that using honey to treat burns and wounds has been known since ancient times in Egypt. Because of its antibacterial effects, honey works as a tissue healer and can be used to treat diabetic ulcers and other wounds.
Works wonders on skin
If you’re suffering from acne, honey works as an antiseptic and will help your acne clear up. It also helps exfoliate your skin and cleans up any dirt or impurities.
Replacement for sugar
Adding a spoon of honey to your tea or while baking is definitely a better and healthier alternative to using sugar.
Improves overall heart health
Because honey is rich in antioxidants studies have proven that it helps improve the overall health of your heart and reduces the risk of developing heart disease.