Is honey good for you?
This 1 “Sugar” Actually FIGHTS Disease
Aside from honey’s seductive colour and flavour, it has some scientific superpowers that add to its appeal.
Honey has an unusual chemical composition, one which makes it keep indefinite without spoiling the texture or quality.
Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) used this “liquid gold” as a treatment for pain, dehydration, and fever.
And this isn’t just some “folk remedy” discredited by modern science either.
Researchers (in thousands of peer-reviewed papers) continue to uncover just how healing it can be.
In fact, Dr. Joshua Levitt actually prescribes this “healing superfood” to his patients in his clinic in Connecticut.
99% of other sweeteners are extremely dangerous, but your body burns this sugar differently than other sweeteners.
So is honey good for you? See the amazing honey health benefits.
Reasons to EAT Honey Every Day
Consumed in moderation, sugar is a helpful source of energy. That is… provided you get it from the right sources.
The sugary “liquid gold” made by bees is actually pretty healthy.
This may surprise many people since we’ve talked many times on this website how it’s better to be a “fat burner” than a “sugar burner”, and how consuming the majority of your calories from healthy fats helps to shift your body into fat-burning mode.
As hunter-gatherers, we humans evolved over 100’s of thousands of years getting moderate amounts of carbs from fruits, vegetables, and yes, even honey.
But one of the healthier versions of carbs that we have available (that is still considered “Paleo-friendly”) is that wonderful tasty HONEY!
Your body knows how to extract the maximum benefit from these whole foods as opposed to processed sugars like corn syrup.
Honey, in particular, has three critical healing effects…
1 Honey supports your immune system and fights off harmful bacteria.
2 It provides unique antioxidants and micronutrients that benefit your body in dozens of ways.
Foe example it supplies the “building blocks” for healthy cells.
3 Honey burns differently in your body than Sugar!
That’s because all the extra enzymes and nutrients in honey not only help the body rebuild itself — they also regulate how the body uses the sugar.
Dr. Joshua Levitt says
I Prescribe This “Liquid Gold” to My Patients
Many of my current patients are doctors and nurses.
After seeing the results I get for their patients (I tend to get referred “problem” cases that traditional medicine can’t solve), doctors often come to me and say, “Whatever you did to that guy, I want you to do it to me too”.
All this is to say…
I’m very serious when it comes to medicine.
And when I first heard the claims people were making about honey’s healing abilities, I was rightly skeptical.
But your body actually NEEDS sugar to survive. Without it, your dead. But not refined sugar, that literally kills.
However, Honey, in particular, has three critical healing effects that I want to share with you in this free report:
10 honey health benefits
Honey contains flavonoids and antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis.
All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide.
Ancient Olympic athletes would eat honey and dried figs to enhance their performance.
This has now been verified with modern studies, showing that it is superior in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time than other sweeteners.
Honey helps with coughs, particularly buckwheat honey.
In a study of 110 children, a single dose of buckwheat honey was just as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan in relieving nocturnal cough and allowing proper sleep.
Honey has been used in ayurvedic medicine in India for at least 4,000 years and is considered to affect all three of the body’s primitive material imbalances positively.
It is also said to be useful in improving eyesight, weight loss, curing impotence and premature ejaculation,
urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea, and nausea.
Even though honey contains simple sugars, it is not the same as white sugar or artificial sweeteners.
Its exact combination of fructose and glucose actually helps the body regulate blood sugar levels.
Some honeys have a low hypoglycemic index, so they don’t jolt your blood sugar.
External application of honey has been shown to be as effective as conventional treatment with silver sulfadiazene.
It is speculated that the drying effect of the simple sugars and honey’s anti-bacterial nature combine to create this effect.
Some varieties of honey possess large amounts of friendly bacteria.
This includes up to six species of lactobacilli and four species of bifidobacteria.
This may explain many of the mysterious therapeutic properties of honey.
Its anti-bacterial qualities are particularly useful for the skin, and, when used with other ingredients, can act as nourishing moisturizer.
To your health,