Did you know?
According to Albert Einstein if honeybees were to disappear from earth, humans would be dead within 4 years.
The composition of honey is very similar to the human blood. The nutrients present in honey fulfils the nutritional requirement of the human body. However, health benefits from honey depends on how it is consumed. It can be taken raw, with cold water or with warm water.Other benefit of honey is that it can be used as a biding agent. People use chemical substances to keep things like protein bars intact. Hence, honey can be used as the natural binding agent that will not only help to hold your food but will also provide great health benefits.
We all have the curiosity to know how honey is actually made, right?
So here is the interesting transformation of bees to honeybees.
Honey is produced from a very unique extraction process.
The production of honey starts as a flower nectar collected by honeybees which is broken down into sugar preserved inside the comb. However the process of evaporation plays a major role to create the liquid honey. The evaporation happens due to the shape of the honey comb and constant fanning of bees’ wings. The colour, texture and flavour depends on the nectar collected by honeybees from different flowers. Hence, the difference observed in honey depends on from what it is extracted. Each cell of the honey comb is covered with wax by the bees in order to seal off the honey. The frames of the honeycomb are placed in an extractor, forcing the honey to come out of the comb. This process takes place only after removing all the wax caps from the cells. After the extraction process, it is strained in order to remove the remaining wax and might also be heated in order to process it easier. After the process of straining, it is ready to bottle up!
Health Benefits from Honey:
1. Immunity Booster
The medical properties in honey helps to cure virus based infections. Honey, if consumed in the morning before breakfast is extremely beneficial for your immune system and will definitely help your body in the long run. Hence, it is deemed to be the best immunity boosting foods.
2. Weight Management
Again, honey is extremely useful for weight management. It not only provides healthy calories but also will keep your sugar cravings at bay. Daily consumption of honey will not show the results overnight but will surely build up to a healthy lifestyle.
3. Cures sore throat
Honey is known to be a natural cough syrup which also provides relief from sore throat. The smooth texture of honey plays the game in clearing the soreness from the throat. However, a single dose of honey is extremely healthy for your overall health. Hence, it is always recommended to start consuming honey on a daily basis.
4. Natural Energy Booster
Honey is known to be a nutritional powerhouse as it contains sugar, water, vitamins, minerals, pollen and protein. It makes it easy for the body to absorb energy and hence, consuming honey before workout or during workouts works best to raise up the energy levels in the body.
5. Acts as a natural sleeping aid.
Honey, when consumed with warm milk, will help your body to relax and provide the much needed sleep. It has been used in the same manner to cure the sleep problems for years. All you need to do is add 2 tablespoons of honey in warm milk to get the required sleep.
Other than this, the two main constituents of Raw Honey are:-
1. Pollen – Bee pollen is known to be extremely healthy for the human body as it contains vitamins, minerals, lipids and protein. It comes from the pollen that collects on the bodies of the bees which is referred as natures most healthy food.
2. Propolis – Bee propolis is a substance that bees collect from different trees to line the hives and keep it healthy.
Honey is known to be a superfood from a long time as it has proved to be the key to solve many health related problems and create a solid immune system.
Did you know?
“When honey is used with other herbal preparations, it enhances the medicinal qualities of those preparations and also helps them to reach deeper tissues” – Ayurveda