Monday, April 23, 2012

Honey Health Benefits.

Honey is sweet and delicious produced naturally by Bees for their own nourishment. The bees while feasting on flowers, it sucks nectar of flowers and deposit the nectar in their bee hives, mixed with special enzymes from its `saliva. The honey is produced commercially with Bees and make honey is available all round the year, as this process of harvesting honey is known as Apiculture.

Honey possess essential nutrients such as Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2 and minerals like sodium, manganese, and amino acids, fatty acids, carbohydrates, soluble and insoluble fiber and sugar, anti oxidants, that contribute to promote general health. Consumption of honey is safe for all except for the children under 12 months age. Honey is termed as natural antibiotic due to the presence of antimicrobial, anti fungal, anti viral properties. The quality of honey varies according to the nectar, pollen, resins collected by bees.

Honey Health Benefits or nutritional benefits are, Honey is more helpful in preventing colon cancer due to the presence of caffeic acid methyl caffeate, phenylethyldimethylcaffeate and phenylethylcaffeate which inhibits the activity of enzymes known as lipoxygenase and phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C that is likely to cause cancer. Honey is used to provide alternative treatment, to treat cough and sleeplessness as it works better than the medicine called Dextromethorphan which is used to treat coughs.