Honey is a real treasure since ancient times, due to its high nutritional value. It contains more than 180 nutrients, such as sugars, small amounts of protein, enzymes, amino acids, minerals, trace elements, vitamins and a variety of antioxidants. Honey has healing / antimicrobial benefits due to its osmolality and acidity. These benefits are related to the reduction of oxidation (destruction of the cell membrane of cells) in the human body, which can cause unwanted health disorders, such as chronic diseases, some types of cancer, and even premature aging.
Honey, according to research, can help suppress Helicobacter pylori (the cause of many digestive ulcers and gastritis). It contains oligosaccharides, which help the treatment of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, due to their digestibility and probiotic action. According to relevant studies, overweight people, who replaced sugar with moderate consumption of honey, were able to slightly reduce their body weight and fat, total and “bad” cholesterol, as well as triglycerides.
Among the benefits of honey is its ability to act as a relaxant, offering better sleep, as a sedative, relieving sore throat, while also helping to combat bad breath and “hangover”, as it speeds up the metabolism of alcohol in the liver.