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NDINDA: Healthy uses of honey


Stay Healthy Column is here once again for another interesting episode. Our today's topic is all about honey. Honey has been useful since the ancient times and its uses are still valued even in this century.

Honey has immense health benefits ranging from helping in blood sugar regulation to improving the blood circulation. If you have problems falling asleep at night, try it too. Photo/COURTESY

It has been known to have so many uses and most especially health-wise. Honey is readily available and thus making it easier to use especially as a home remedy. Let's look at how we can use the honey stored at home. The use of honey has the following benefits.

(a)Honey can be used to reduce the severity of flu and colds. This works perfectly well when mixed with lemon or citrus syrups. Honey soothes the throat and also get rid of any bacteria present. Both of these ingredients are readily available, so don't allow flu or cold make you so sick when you have honey.

(b)It also aids in blood sugar level regulation. Honey has insulin which in return decreases hyperglycemia. Try a little amount, and see how your levels react to it. 

©Helps in restoring sleep. At some point, we all have had trouble sleeping. The use of milk could help you sleep since it has melatonin. To make it even more effective, add a teaspoon of honey. You'll have a very peaceful night sleep. 

(d)Weight management. Honey has natural sugars. You could think of replacing the processed sugars with honey to help control your body weight. 

(e)Improves blood circulation. Honey aids in an effective brain functioning and blood circulation. This in return strengthens your heart thus making its function great.

(f)Nausea relief. Mixing honey with ginger and lemon helps regulate the feeling of nausea. It's a feeling that can bring along so much discomfort.

These are just but a few of the uses of honey. Having a tin of honey can be an excellent idea. Have a teaspoon in a day. You'll be aiding your health in so many positive ways that you might not be able to recognize.

I really hope you enjoy our articles. Till next time for our next episode, be safe. 

The writer, FAITH NDINDA is a budding Journalist with passion on Health and Lifestyle matters.

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