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A Taste of Honey Can be a Healthy Addition

By Tom Herrin

A lot of old wives’ tales still exist.  Just about everyone remembers a few from their childhood.  Some have proven to be only something that was repeated many times with no merit at all.  Others have a little more substance.  One of those others includes honey.  I think everyone has heard of some use for honey, anything from medicines to foods with some extra ability to provide you with better health.  The truth is that many of these stories about honey have real evidence to back up the stories.  It is probably one of the better news items, since it is also pretty tasty to eat.

The Medicinal Uses

Most of us have heard of taking honey, maybe alone or with something else, for illnesses.  We especially hear that about sore throats.  In some cases, it has been proven more effective than cough syrups for use at night to relieve coughs.  It also contains enzymes that can help serve as a natural antibacterial substance.  Since it contains some antioxidants, it can help fight cancer and some other problems.  It is now believed that it can also be helpful in treating some digestive problems.

It May Have Some Odd Benefits

Honey is almost always a good sweetener.  It seems to be far superior to sugar.  Oddly enough, honey can actually help regulate blood sugar.  People prone to diabetes have had some favorable results when using honey.  Its content is different from that of conventional sugar due to the fact that it's not so much plant based as it is a product of the bees.  Apparently those bees are smart enough to make a sweetener that does not have a bad effect on the body.  They may be better than researchers.

It Has A Grab Bag of Other Properties

Honey is thought to be useful as a topical treatment for some wounds.  Since it possesses those antibacterial properties already mentioned, it can be used to help prevent or eliminate infection.  It has quite a bit of friendly bacteria, making it useful for improving digestive problems as stated previously.  You already know about the ways it can be used to help skin and hair.  Many products are available in stores that have honey added to shampoos, body lotions, and other such things.  If you haven’t really bought honey lately, pick some up.  It is a sweetener that can do far more for far less.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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