Honey is a sweet ,sticky fluid collected by the bees from flowers.It is yellowish-brown in colour.The worker bees stors the collected honey by building honey combs.It is graded by its colour,golden amber honey is expensive in price than the darker varieties.
FACTS ABOUT HONEY
-Giving honey to children under 12 months old,must be avoided.
-Replacing sugar with honey in meals is a healthier option.
-Over 5000 years ,honey has been used in medicine.
Honey is used by Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine as a remedy for the problems below:
-teeth pain , in children over a year old
-high blood plessure
-cough and ashma
-burns,cuts and wounds
The history of honey traces its usage by humans in a cave painting show about 8000years ago.Untill 2400BC, there was no evidence of humans cultivating colonies of bees.
About 4000 years ago,honey was used in traditional Ayurvedic Medicine , as a effective healer in treating / curing indigestion and imbalances in the body.
The medicinal values of honey has been found by humans about 5000 years ago. Before the usage of honey , it was used by the Ancient Egyptians by rubbing onto their skin for treating wounds.
Usefull tips to add honey our diet:
-Stir honey into coffee or tea.
-Drizzle honey on top of toast or pancakes.
-Mix honey into yogurt ,cereal or oat meal for a more natural sweetner.
-Spread raw honey over whole grain toast and top with peanut butter.
Dietitians suggested some healthy and delicious recipies
-Basil honey mango sorbet.
-grilled fruit kababs.
-honey dijon vinaigrette
Science has proven many uses of honey by following medical results:
-Healing wounds and burns.
-Reducing the duration of diarrhea.
-Preventing acid reflux.
-Relieving cold and cough symptoms.
-Replacing added sugar in the diet.