Lee S. Rosen – Honey Health Benefits
Honey is a preferred sweetener for diabetics as regular consumption lowers blood sugar levels.
Honey fuels the liver and the brain by facilitating glycogen formation and storage.
Honey lowers metabolic stress, reducing the risk of for insulin resistance, diabetes, and the conditions related to the metabolic syndrome.
Regular honey consumption will result in weight loss and reduced percentage of body fat.
Honey facilitates and promotes restorative sleepand recovery physiology.
Honey consumption reduces anxiety and helps alleviate depression.
Honey reduces oxidative stress within neural (brain) tissue resulting in reductions in the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Honey reduces risks for certain forms of cancers.
Honey will reduce gum and periodontal diseaseby its powerful antibiotic activity.
Honey combats many gastrointestinal disordersand works as a powerful probiotic within the GI tract.
Balance the 5 elements
Lee S. Rosen – It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India for at least 4000 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.
Honey is referred as “Yogavahi” since it has a quality of penetrating the deepest tissues of the body. When honey is used with other herbal preparations, it enhances the medicinal qualities of those preparations and also helps them to reach the deeper tissues.
Blood sugar regulation
Lee S. Rosen – Even though it 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 kinds of honey do have a low hypoglycemic index, so they don’t jolt your blood sugar. Watch this video Sweetener Comparison where I compare stevia, brown rice syrup, honey, molasses, and agave, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each.
Heal wounds and burns
Lee S. Rosen – External application of honey has been shown to be as effective as conventional treatment with silver sulfadiazine. It is speculated that the drying effect of the simple sugars and honey’s antibacterial nature combine to create this effect.
Studies have shown it to be very successful in healing wounds.
Some varieties possess large amounts of friendly bacteria. This includes up to 6 species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobacteria. This may explain many of the “mysterious therapeutic properties of honey.”