Benefits of Honey

Although honey is very beneficial, it should NEVER be given to a child younger than one year old. Since children do not have a fully developed immune system, the beneficial bacterium honey contains is harmful. The benefits of honey go beyond its great taste. A great natural source of carbohydrates, which provide strength and energy to our bodies, honey, is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance, endurance and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes. Its natural sugar plays an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost; while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy. It is known that honey has also been found to keep levels of blood sugar fairly constant compared to other types of sugar. Amongst the many health benefits of honey, what is most impressive to me is that honey can be a powerful immune system booster. It's antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight disease.