Benefits of Honey


This morning I woke up with a sore throat. I may be getting a cold. I’m determined to fight it long and hard! The first thing I did was reach for honey. Add a teaspoon to a glass of warm lemon juice. This is something I’ve done for as long as I remember. Thought I’d check out the current thinking on honey.

This article, on, lists some of the many health benefits of raw honey.

For thousands of years, honey has been used across the globe not only as a sweet treat and natural sweetener in recipes. As a healing substance used for numerous ailments. Modern science is beginning to recognize the many good uses for honey as well. Some of the ways in which the use of honey as shown benefit include: antibacterial/antifungal properties, athletic performance enhancer, source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, soothing of coughs, wound management. Skin care, just to name a few.

Let’s examine a few of the claims about the potential benefits of honey.

Honey is a great source of vitamins and minerals

Honey is a rich source of vitamins and minerals. The vitamins in honey include:

• B6
• thiamin
• niacin
• riboflavin
• pantothenic acid
• amino acids

The minerals in honey include:

• calcium
• copper
• iron
• magnesium
• manganese
• phosphorus
• potassium
• sodium
• zinc

Honey is also great for skin treatment and healing wounds. I recently made a body wash in which one of the main ingredients was honey. I thought it'd be really sticky. It's so good!

I also found a really cool graphic, on, showing the benefits of raw honey. See next page for that…



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