The Goodness of Honey

The Goodness of Honey

Honey is a great source of simple sugars, minerals as well as vitamins. Honey provides ready fuel to the brain and quick energy to the tired  body. In general, honey aids in digestion. Stimulates appetite, lessens stomach ache and relieves constipation.

Honey has been proved to have a definite antimicrobial action. Despite being sweet, it blocks the growth of oral and prevents dental caries out tooth decay. It also effectively kills gut bacteria that causes diarrhea and dysentery.

Honey can treat burns, infected wounds and ulcers as well as most allergies. It cures persistent coughs, sore throats and blocked noses. It also regulates blood regulation and slows oxidation “bad” LDL cholesterol, thus protecting against heart disease.

honey acts as a sedative and relieves insomnia. It serves as a tonic in diseases of the nervous system. Other uses of honey include lowering blood pressure, preventing osteoporosis, promoting fertility and protecting against cancer.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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