Did you know that September is National Honey Month? Neither did I, but it’s a perfect excuse to write about one of my favorite nutritional powerhouses. Not only is honey delicious, but it’s great for you too! Here are a few reasons why you should eat more honey, starting today.
Honey fights bacteria.
It’s been scientifically proven that honey is a powerful antibacterial. Honey is naturally acidic, and bees add hydrogen peroxide during the honey-making process.
Honey contains powerful antioxidants.
A study found that the more participants ate honey, the more antioxidants were found in their blood. Antioxidants have been linked to preventing heart disease, strokes, and more. Who knew that substituting honey instead of sugar in your morning cup of coffee could potentially help you fight off disease?
Honey relieves throat and mouth irritation.
Honey is great to have when you’re sick or having allergies; it forms a protective coating to soothe any irritation and discomfort. Brew your favorite tea, mix some honey in, and enjoy the benefits!
Honey is a delicious sugar alternative.
This month, look into some ways to eat more honey in your diet, whether it’s drizzled over some yogurt or mixed into your favorite hot drink. Honey is delicious and has many health benefits, but it’s still important to remember that it is very high in sugar and calories. It is much healthier than sugar, but it is still a sweetener.
Remember, choose healthy, unprocessed honey and eat it only in moderation for the greatest benefits.