Five Ways to Use Honey in Your Diet

by Charene Clark 08/11/2019

The benefits of honey are unlimited. It is a cure for cough and catarrh. Apart from that, it helps to maintain proper digestion, healthy skin, and it boosts immunity. A lot of people that appreciate the benefits of honey use it daily.

However, there are people with busy lifestyles, who only consider honey a cool product kept in the pantry for occasional use. There are lots of advantages associated with regular intake of honey. Are you aware of the fact that honey intake can be of great help to you if you are facing conditions like hair loss or sleeplessness? Also, it helps to fight weight loss and treat hangovers. To enjoy the full benefit of honey, it is essential you incorporate it into your routine diet. Here are five ways you can use honey in your food: 

Honey lemonade

You must have heard about the importance of taking honey with warm lemon water first thing in the morning. If you haven’t, the advantage of hot lemon with honey is that it helps cleanse the stomach, as it has been discovered to contain a mixture of pectin and fiber. Apart from that, it prevents you from cravings thereby increasing your chances of losing weight. You can also consider the option of taking it as a healthy drink during the day if you don't like to make it in the morning. 

Honey tea

You can always add honey to your tea instead of stuffing it with sugar. Honey is perfect for your black tea, green tea, and many others. The constituents of honey are fructose, glucose, potassium, magnesium, iron, and many other useful minerals; making it far more nutritious than just a cube of pure table sugar.

Dressing and marinades

Honey pairs well with your salad dressing, and it can work as a marinade for different kinds of meats and fishes.

Honey desserts

You can replace sugar with honey in cakes, custards, and cookies. Apart from that, honey can serve as a topping for your snack-related foods like honey sandwiches, bacon and honey, pancakes with honey, and many others.

Honey and milk

You can make it a bedtime habit if you may - taking a glass of warm milk with a spoonful of honey every night before you sleep. Nothing relaxes you more than this. Studies show that honey contains some rare sugar forms that stimulate the production of sleep aiding chemicals in the brain, soothing you down in the process. 

 Ask your doctor about more health benefits of using honey and consider changing up your diet for the better.

About the Author
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Charene Clark

A resident of Old Lyme since 1992, Charene has been specializing in residential real estate for over 24 years, serving Eastern Connecticut to the Rhode Island state line. A consistent top producer with extensive knowledge of residential sales including single and multi-family properties, condominium sales and new construction condo projects. Charene is dedicated to the profession with 5 years served on the Board of Directors for the Eastern CT Real Estate Information Service (MLS), including a year as president and involved in the community through local non-profit organizations, an animal advocate, and an avid runner. Charene's success is attributed to good communication and rapport with clients and peers, knowledge and experience in changing markets and providing professional service with a personal touch. Member: National Assoc. of Realtors; Connecticut Assoc. of Realtors; Eastern CT Assoc. of Realtors. Past President: Eastern CT Realtor Information Service. Founder: 4PAWS, Inc. A non-profit organization (1998-2004)