“The bees are buzzing in the tree, to make some honey just for me!” That’s Baloo from the Jungle Book,singing about the substance that humans love as much as bears.
Honey is fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free sweet tasting gel-like substance rich in calcium, iron and magnesium.
Honey is Madhura rasa, which means sweet in Ayurveda, with an astringent-like end taste, that is aashaya anu rasa.
A ruksha (dry), guru guna (heavy) and sheeta (cold) substance, which aggravates vata, (movement in body and mind), removes kapha (impurities) and normalizes pitta (body metabolism).
Considering honey’s potential here a few recipes gauging it’s potential.
Read on to find out :
With Lemon Water
Honey with lemon water reduces fat but boosts energy and improves body metabolism, when empty stomach in the morning.
With Ginger Water
Honey with Ginger water prevents indigestion, nausea and heartburn. During pregnancy, this recipe works magically!
With Black Pepper
Half a teaspoon honey with a pinch of pepper powder, every morning, prevents cough and treats sore throat.
With Tulsi Tea
A small tea spoon of honey to tulsi or green tea every morning supports the immune system, balances metabolism, improves digestion and reduces stress.
Besides being a nutricious mixing ingredient, honey, one of the oldest sweeteners on earth, is also known for being:
A wonderful fitness regime
Since honey is digestible and works into the body at a steady rate, during exercise, experts in sports nutrition have found honey to be one of the most effective forms of carbohydrate. Therefore, just one teaspoon honey after workout helps muscles to recuperate, making it a wonderful fitness regime.
A winter-proof for skin
When it comes to winter, your skin, lips and hair becomes dry. And honey is a really easy and inexpensive way to get a spa-like treatment at home.
So, don’t treat Honey just as a sweet-treat anymore! Love honey and live with it’s healthiness… until we give you some more information on honey in our next blog.