What happens in the body when you eat a spoonful of honey daily?
The nation press services
2021-05-16 | Since 1 Month
Hippocrates, "the father of medicine," laid the foundations for nutritional science, which is considered an important treatment method. Honey was in the arsenal of Hippocrates first, so he called for it to be consumed daily. Honey is considered hypoallergenic, and even pregnant and breastfeeding women are allowed to consume it, but in moderation.
"A spoonful of honey will definitely not harm active people, who have a normal body mass index," said Dr. Valentina Skorokhod, a microbiologist, in an interview with the Russian Novosti News Agency. Reduce the amount of honey they eat, because the fructose in honey will increase the feeling of hunger, in addition to being the most fat-forming sugar, and this means that fructose accumulates in the form of fats like a "rescue collar" around the waist.
But if we do not eat too much honey, it provides great support for the body. Therefore, natural honey is called "super food", because it positively affects the immune system and has anti-microbial, viral and parasitic properties. That is, eating a teaspoon or two tablespoons of honey daily has a positive effect on the body.
It should be noted, that honey contains a high content of antioxidants, so it has a positive effect on the condition of the skin, as it contributes to the expulsion of toxins from the body, and improves the work of the intestine. The best way to speed up the detoxification process is to regularly drink a cup of warm water with a teaspoon of natural honey dissolved in it.
Although honey contains a high percentage of fructose, it does not cause a sudden rise in the level of sugar in the blood, that is, someone who suffers from diabetes can eat honey, but in a limited amount of course.
Eating honey has a positive effect on the state of the heart and blood vessels, as the antioxidants it contains prevent the oxidation of cholesterol and it is excreted from the body. Because oxidized cholesterol, according to many studies, causes plaque formation that causes myocardial infarction and stroke. Also, honey strengthens the nervous system and helps secrete the hormone serotonin, part of which is converted into melatonin.
In general, by consuming honey in moderation every day, we can guarantee ourselves a good mood and a healthy sleep.