Friday Nutrition Tip: The Benefits of Honey

The Benefits of Honey

Many people are unaware of the numerous health benefits of honey, one of the oldest sweeteners on earth. Referred to as “nature’s energy booster,” honey is a great natural source of carbohydrates, which provide strength and energy to our bodies. In some instances, honey has even been found to improve athletic performance. Its natural sugars play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise. Next time before you workout, try a spoonful of honey to help you go that extra mile!

This tasty substance is also great for boosting your immune system. The antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties have been found to improve digestive system health to fight illness. We’ve all experienced the common cold, and that scratchy feeling in your throat that just wont subside. Next time, try a mixture of fresh lemon juice and raw honey for a soothing relief that helps stop the tickle that stimulates coughing.

With one serving of honey (1 tbsp./21 g) at only 64 calories, try adding this sweet ingredient to your everyday foods! Honey goes great on fresh grapefruit or drizzled on apple slices with cinnamon. Or try replacing your table sugar with honey to sweeten your coffee or tea.

“Jogging In A Jug”

Ingredients:

4 Cups Apple Juice

½ Cup Vinegar

2 Cups Grape Juice

½ Cup Honey

Mix all ingredients together.

Take 3 (3) oz daily, drink very cold.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy honey?

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