Liquid Gold: Honey and its 5 benefits

WEB DESK: Count the benefits of honey and you will realize why it is called ‘liquid gold’. It is loaded with nutrients and so has served medicine practitioner for ages.

Here are 5 of honey’s many benefits.
Natural energy drink
It has all the good sugars our body requires. At just 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon, this natural unprocessed sugar — fructose and glucose — directly enter the bloodstream and can deliver a quick boost of energy.
Boosts memory
A 2011 study published in Menopause found a daily spoonful of Malaysian honey may boost postmenopausal women’s memory, which can provide an alternative therapy for the hormone-related intellectual decline. After four months of taking 20 grams of honey a day, the women were more likely to have better short-term memory than their counterparts who took hormone pills.
Relieves Cough
Two teaspoonful of honey in the night can relieve the common cough and soothe the throat.
Helps sleep
Similar to sugar, honey can cause a rise in insulin and release serotonin — a neurotransmitter that improves mood and happiness. The body converts serotonin into melatonin, a chemical compound that regulates the length and the quality of sleep.
Treats wounds
Honey is a natural antibiotic that can act both internally and externally. It can be used as a conventional treatment for wounds and burns by disinfecting wounds and sores.