5 Things You Should Know About Honey

Honey has been the most gifted fruit on planet earth due to its endless properties. But many few are aware of what its true qualities are. There are many myths and doubts spread about its properties. 

In this blog, you will get to know some real facts and get to clear your confusions about its superfood:

1. Liquid honey = fresh = most useful 

The transition of honey from a liquid to a solid state is inevitable, but with this change, there are no significant chemical transformations in it. In other words, crystallization does not diminish the usefulness (as well as harmfulness) of this product. All types of honey crystallize some - within a week after pumping out, others - after two months, honeydew honey often hardens already in unsealed combs. Therefore, if you see liquid honey in late autumn, this should lead you to suspect that it is either fake or the honey has been reheated. The speed of the process depends on the quantitative ratio of glucose, fructose, and water: honey with a high fructose content crystallizes more slowly, however, as mentioned above, fructose, in general, is not healthier than glucose.

2. Surface stains - an indicator of spoiled product

Divorces are crystallized glucose: with rapid crystallization, it rises up the container and draws what beekeepers call honey patterns.

3. Honey promotes fat burning during sleep

Its essence is to eat 1-2 tablespoons of honey before going to bed and lose up to a kilogram per week. We must give him his due, he honestly warns that this method is effective only with a complete rejection of sugar and in combination with physical activity. Perhaps the method works because honey promotes sound sleep. Proven that when we don't get enough sleep, the body produces more of the hormone ghrelin, which is associated with increased appetite and obesity, and less leptin, which is responsible for feeling full, as a result of which we eat more than on days when we slept well. However, it is equally (if not more) likely that it is a matter of giving up sugar and exercise. There is no research confirming that honey or its components contribute to fat burning.

4. Honey - a natural antiseptic

In this sense, honey wins even over some drugs. With the world on the verge of emerging antibiotic-resistant superbugs, it is advisable to consider honey as an additional antibacterial agent. Symbiotic bacteria from the goiter of bees produce a natural antibiotic that gets into honey (defensin-1 peptide). When we see the benefits of Manuka honey, we understand that this form of honey is quite suitable for being anti-septic. In addition, phytoncides secreted by honey plants were found in honey (they protect plants from infectious diseases; phytoncides are almost absent in honeydew honey since their source is the sweet sticky liquid on the leaves and bark of plants, secreted by insects living on them). Honey and hydrogen peroxide add antimicrobial properties: it is formed from glucose as a result of the oxidation of the secretion of the pharyngeal gland of the bee.

5. Honey helps to heal wounds and burns

Honey is especially effective in treating infected wounds. Due to its high density, it creates a protective film. The hydrogen peroxide contained in it slowly acts on the damaged area and gradually kills microbes, while vitamin C accelerates the growth of healthy tissue. Malaysian doctors have shown that honey is more effective in treating superficial burns compared to silver sulfadiazine (81 versus 37 percent of cases of complete cure, respectively). Well, about manuka honey, which is sold precisely as a wound-healing drug, we have already written above.