Honey health benefits
Honey contains a treasure chest of hidden nutritional and medicinal value for centuries. The sweet golden liquid from the beehive is a popular kitchen staple loaded with antibacterial and antifungal properties that has been used since the early days of Egyptian tombs.
Honey’s scientific super powers contribute to its vastly touted health benefits for the whole body. The healthy natural sweetener offers many nutritional benefits depending on its variety.
Raw honey is the unpasteurized version of commonly used honey and only differs in its filtration, which helps extend its shelf life. A tablespoon of raw honey contains 64 calories, is fat-free, cholesterol-free, and sodium-free, says the National Honey Board.
Its composition is roughly 80% carbohydrates, 18% water, and 2% vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
Typically, honey is sweet but can be cruel to infants. Spores of Clostridium botulinum bacteria —found in dirt and dust, which can contaminate honey — may lead to infant botulism and produce a toxin inside the body that can cause muscle weakness and breathing problems.
The Mayo Clinic recommends waiting until after 12 months of age to give infants honey; consumption is safe for older adults and kids, since they have a mature digestive system that can handle the spores.
Consume honey responsibly and reap the numerous health benefits of this liquid gold.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) health benefits
For centuries, vinegar has been used for various household and cooking purposes. It is also an ancient folk remedy, claimed to help with all sorts of health problems.
In French, the word “vinegar” actually means “sour wine.” The most popular vinegar in the natural health community is apple cider vinegar. Organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (like Bragg’s) also contains “mother,” strands of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria that give the product a murky, cobweb-like appearance.
It is claimed to lead to all sorts of beneficial effects… some of which are supported by science. This includes: weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and improved symptoms of diabetes.
Honey and apple cider vinegar are rich in potassium, which regulates the level of sodium in the blood, normalizing blood pressure.
Honey & Apple Cider Vinegar Colon Elixir
- A glass of warm water
- 1.5-2 tablespoons of meadow honey
- 1.5-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- Mix the ingredients in the glass of hot water.
- Wait until the honey is completely dissolved and then slowly drink it.
Maybe you will not like the taste at first, but you will get used to it.
Note: The suggested dose is a glass or two a day.
The healing effects of this drink are these:
- Improves digestion and act on gut health
- Stimulates circulation
- Strengthens the mucous membranes of the throat
- Prevents hoarseness
- Energizes and works against fatigue
- Lowers blood pressure
- Slows down premature aging
- Helps with exhaustion
- Fights against various microbes
So, if you want to reach your health goals, prepare this quick, easy and powerful concoction.
Take it whenever you feel like it and…
SHARE IT WITH FRIENDS!