by Elana Garay
SPORTS AND HEALTH EDITOR
Honey is used all around the world for so many years for its benefits in medicine (healing wounds), skin care, a sweetener (a healthy substitute for sugar), improve athletic performances, and other reasons. Most of these benefits have been found through research.
First, “Significant research is being carried out to study the benefits of honey in the treatment of wounds. The Nursing Standard explains some of these benefits of honey … Honey possesses antimicrobial properties… It speeds up the healing process by stimulating wound tissues” according to the organic facts website. Second, “Its anti-bacterial qualities are particularly useful for the skin, and, when used with the other ingredients, can also be moisturizing and nourishing!”, stated from care2 website.
Drinking milk and honey together is talked about from organic facts website to be beneficial for the skin and apparently something common among some countries in the world.
Third, “Sugar can be substituted with honey in many food and drinks. Honey contains about 69% glucose and fructose, enabling it to be used as a sweetener that is better for your overall health than normal white sugar” continued from organic facts.
Lastly, “Recent research has shown that honey is an excellent ergogenic aid and helps in boosting the performance of athletes. Honey is a great way to maintain blood sugar levels, muscle recuperation and glycogen restoration after a workout” continued from organic facts. Improving athletic performance is also talked about on care2 which verifies the benefit.
Other benefits for honey would be reducing the risk of some cancers and heart disease, helping reduce a cough and an irritated throat. Honey can be taken as it is or used in beverages, but one way or another it is healthy.