Hippocrates said “Let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food”. Honey may be one of the most under appreciated healing foods there is. Did you know that honey is used on wounds as an antiseptic? It is an antibiotic when taken internally or applied externally on the skin.
There’s a good list of the health benefits of honey at Medical Daily (dot) Com. Here’s what they say as introduction to their list of 7 health benefits of honey:
Honey’s scientific super powers contribute to its vastly touted health benefits for the whole body. The healthy natural sweetener offers many nutritional benefits depending on its variety. Raw honey is the unpasteurized version of commonly used honey and only differs in its filtration, which helps extend its shelf life. A tablespoon of raw honey contains 64 calories, is fat-free, cholesterol-free, and sodium-free, says the National Honey Board. Its composition is roughly 80 percent carbohydrates, 18 percent water, and two percent vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.
So what are the 7 health benefits of honey? Find out on the next page.