Why honey is considered Powerhouse food?
Bee products have been around for thousands of years. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating back as far as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians used to offer honey to the gods, and for centuries, the Greeks, Romans and Chinese have used it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers, stomach ailments and to boost immunity.
Today, there are many supporters of honey, due to its miraculous healing properties. Some say that it can prevent cancer and heart disease, reduce ulcers, ease digestive problems, regulate blood sugar, soothe coughs and sore throats, and increase athletic performance.
Honey is the oldest wound-healing agent known to mankind, whereby some modern chemicals have failed in this regard. Experimental research has shown its beneficial usage in wound healing because of its bioactivities including antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activities.
There's no doubt honey has the power to kill bacteria. Studies have shown that it is effective against dozens of strains, including E. coli and salmonella.
What makes honey antimicrobic? Most bees deposit hydrogen peroxide into the honey as they synthesize flower pollen. Add the fact that honey is naturally acidic, and you have the recipe for antibacterial properties.
That would explain honey's centuries-old role in speeding up wound healing and treating gastric complaints. Modern science has shown honey's effectiveness in treatment of ulcers, bed sores, burns, skin sores and inflammation. It has even been known to heal wounds that don't respond to antibiotics, although care must be taken to be sure the honey itself is free of contaminants.
A study of 139 children found that honey did a better job of easing night time coughs and improving sleep than both the popular cough suppressant dextromethorphan and the antihistamine diphenhydramine (Benadryl).
Another study of 105 children showed that buckwheat honey also outperformed dextromethorphan in suppressing coughs at night. Studies in Italy, using wildflower honey, and Israel, using eucalyptus, citrus and labiatae honeys, found that this beautiful gooey liquid outperformed placebos in reducing both night time coughs and sleeping troubles in children with respiratory infections.
Three studies done at the sport nutrition lab at the University of Memphis found that honey was just as good or better than glucose, or sugar, water in boosting the staying power of endurance athletes.
Still, honey holds promise as an anti-cancer agent and a preventative for heart disease because it contains high levels of antioxidants that fight oxidative stress and inflammation, which underlie many cancers and cardiovascular disease.
Eating a mix of healthy powerhouse foods can only but help your body fight disease.
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