We all know what honey is. It’s that sweet liquid substance produced by bees in their hives, which we then harvest and eat. But did you know that honey can be considered a superfood? Humans have been cultivating honey for thousands upon thousands of years, and they don’t even have a known expiration date! While your bottle of honey may have an established expiration date, if it’s stored properly in sealed, airtight containers, their shelf life can extend up to more than two years - decades, even! Which is why we want you to be eating more honey. Here are three reasons why.
Great For Your Diet!
It should come as no surprise to you that honey, well regarded as a superfood, is rich in vitamins and nutrients. A tablespoon of honey alone has few calories and virtually no fibers, fats, and proteins, and a diet that is rich in honey can help improve a person’s cholesterol.
Great For Your Digestion!
Is it really a shock to you now to hear that ingesting honey is going to be great for your internal organs? Right down to the first moment the honey touches your throat, it can already have great positive effects! People who act or sing drink tea infused with honey or swallow a tablespoon whole because of how great it is for sore throat, and when it gets down to your organs, it can do wonders to an upset stomach. It’s great if you’re experiencing diarrhea, and when the honey gets down to the intestines it can nourish the good bacteria that help you digest.
Great For Your Skin!
Yes, you heard that right. Honey is great for your skin! Honey’s many great qualities make it an important ingredient in many skincare products. Its antibacterial and antifungal properties make it great for fighting acne, and the fact that it’s jam-packed with antioxidants makes honey a great primary ingredient for face masks. With the right mix, honey can be used to slow down signs of aging on your skin and open up and clean your pores. Afterwards, that honey-filled face mask is going to give your complexion a great boost because of its natural moisturizing effects!
What are you waiting for? Get down to the grocery store and get yourself a jar of honey, or go to your nearest beauty store and ask for face masks that have honey as a main ingredient. You won’t regret it!