The benefits of honey go beyond its great taste. A great natural source of carbohydrates, which provide strength and energy to our bodies, honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance, endurance, and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes. Its natural fruit sugars play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy. It is known that honey has also been found to keep levels of blood sugar fairly constant compared to other types of sugar.
Honey is a powerful immune system booster. It’s antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight disease.
When you get a hangover from drinking too much alcohol, combat its effects by eating honey. Honey is gentle on the stomach and contains a mix of natural sugars, such as fructose, which is known to speed up the oxidation of alcohol by the liver, acting as a 'sobering' agent.
One of the better known health benefits of honey is that it is able to help treat sore throats. Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, honey not only soothes throats, but can also kill certain bacteria that causes the infection.