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11 Health benefits of Honey (Oyin)

by Adenike Akindude
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Honey, also called Oyin in Yoruba language has been part of humanity for so many years. But it is amazing to know that a lot of people are not informed about the benefits of honey.

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11 Health benefits of Health benefits of Honey (Oyin).

Here are 11 major health benefits of honey:

1. Honey is a healthy alternative to sugar
Original honey is very healthy and can be used as a sweetener instead of sugar. Honey contains fewer calories than sugar.

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2. Honey can be used to treat wounds and burns
Honey contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory elements that are effective in the treatment of wounds, burns and other skin conditions. It is also very useful in the treatment of foot ulcer suffered by diabetic patients.

3. Honey helps in relieving cough
Research has shown that honey acts as better suppressants for coughs than cough syrups. When a cough has denied your child some sleep, giving that child honey will help him or her fall asleep easily.
However, it is important to note that honey should not be given to children under the age of one (1) year.

4. Honey can help prevent heart-related diseases
Some certain types of cancers and heart disease can be prevented with the consumption of healthy honey.

5. Honey helps the body to regulate blood sugar
Honey does not increase the sugar level in the blood, unlike white sugar. Honey contains fructose and glucose that regulates the sugar level effectively and efficiently.

6. Honey beautifies the skin
Honey is also helpful in giving adequate nourishment to the skin. Honey, when added to other ingredients to make a homemade treatment for your skin, helps to moisturize and nourish the skin and give it a glow.

7. Honey acts as Anti-fungal and Anti-bacterial
According to Peter Molan, Director of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, he says: “All honey is antibacterial because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide.” Honey also has a long shelf life.

8. Honey helps to reduce ulcers and gastrointestinal disorders
According to recent research, Honey helps in the treatment of disorders like ulcer and gastroenteritis.

9. Honey enhances athletic performance
Unlike other sweeteners, Honey improves the recovery time of an athlete and also maintains the body’s glycogen levels.

10. Honey aids weight maintenance
Honey according to research helps to suppress excessive appetite and is also good as a replacement for sugar because it does not gather extra pounds in the body. Honey can help protect a person with a tendency to be obese from obesity.

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11. Honey helps to prevent diabetes
Consumption of healthy honey can help prevent a person from being diabetic and it can also aid the treatment of diabetes. Diabetic patients can add honey and cinnamon to their diabetic diet plan. Honey increases insulin in the body and reduces hyperglycemia.

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