Honey once was the only natural sweetener, but with the wide spread availability of sugar it brought about the long term decline of honey. Honey started to be replaced by sugar in all forms of cooking and sugar based beers around the middle of the nineteenth century when sugar became cheaper. Honey is a tasty treat on its own and can be put to simple use in many different ways. Consider topping some ice cream with a ribbon of honey instead of chocolate topping or adding a squirt of the golden liquid to your breakfast yogurt.
Honey can be substituted for up to 1/2 of the sugar in most recipes. With experimentation, honey can be substituted for all of the sugar in some recipes. When using honey reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by 1/4 cup for each cup of honey used in baked goods. Reduce own temperate by 25 degrees F to prevent over-browning and burning of the honey. Spray measuring cup with non stick cooking spray before adding the honey for easy removal.
Honey, when mixed with eggs and some flour, is an effective skin moisturizer. Best of all, it is gently formulated, so it can be used by people with sensitive skin. Mix four tablespoons of honey with a couple of egg whites and a few tablespoons of flour, depending on your desired consistency. Stir the mixture until it thickens. When the mixture is ready, you can use it as a hand and body lotion or a moisturizing face mask, eliminating the effects of dry skin.
Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical used for cleaning wounds and helping them heal quickly. Honey happens to contain a good amount of that chemical. It only needs to be released by diluting the substance in water or body fluids. When applied on an open wound, the glucose, contained by honey, is diluted and gradually releases hydrogen peroxide. The substance facilitate your wound’s faster healing Due to its viscous consistency, it also prevents wounds from sticking to the dressing and the appearance of scars.
Honey has been linked to reduced cholesterol levels by the frequent intake of honey, which can decrease the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Honey might be a gentle skin moisturizer but it is certainly tough on acne. With constant exposure to the bee fluid, pimples eventually wither and fade. Apply a small amount of honey on the pimply regions of your face. Cover them with adhesive bandages. Soon, your zit attack will be nothing more than a distant memory.
Why buy palpitation-inducing energy drinks when you already have honey? Mix honey with some water then drink the solution. Honey’s glucose content will be absorbed by the brain and in the bloodstream, reducing fatigue in the process. You’ll be healthy and quite happy just by consuming the simple solution.
Immune System Booster
Health buffs are known to drink a teaspoon of honey daily, along with their morning vitamins. Though still not scientifically proven, the daily consumption of honey is said to strengthen your immune system. You can give it a shot, you’ve got nothing to lose anyway.
Enhances Vitamin A – Vitamin A is the nutrient that fosters better eyesight, especially when consumed in significant quantities. If you mix items that are rich in Vitamin A with honey, the effects are slightly increased.
Improves Blood Flow
Honey, being rich in glucose, is known to improve the blood flow through the fortification of blood’s formation. Glucose provides energy in the bloodstream, which is distributed throughout the body. As a result, the blood produced has the proper consistency, flowing smoothly through the blood vessels. Glucose is believed to prevent capillary damage due to its ability to improve your blood flow.