One of the oldest and most important sweeteners used by man, honey, has a beneficial effect and deserves to take the place of sugar.

Now that it is winter, honey is suitable for our drinks to soften our throat, but it is not this is the only way we can use it. A little honey in the dressings we make for salads, chicken, smoothies, yogurt, always gives a sweet and healthy note, while at the same time it has a lot to offer our body.

See its most important benefits and put it in your diet , always calculating that a spoon provides about 65 calories.

May benefit in cases of gastroesophageal reflux

Honey is 125.9 times more sticky than water and according to a study published in the British Medical Journal, can protect against gastroesophageal reflux, creating a layer on the mucosa of the esophagus. It seems that 5ml of honey a day is enough to do the job, if your heartburn bothers you in your daily life.

It gives you energy in a natural way.

If you want to increase your energy levels naturally, try adding a little honey to your diet. Its carbohydrate content is what gives it this property and is what you need to add it to your breakfast, cereals, milk, tea or yogurt. It is also a good idea to add honey to a little warm water.

It helps you sleep better.

Honey in this case is considered to have a calming effect on the brain and helps you relax and fall asleep more easily than usual.

It is good for the heart.

Frequent consumption of honey may also have a positive effect on risk factors. cardiovascular disease. In particular, it seems to help reduce C-reactive protein and has a relative effect on blood glucose, insulin and lipid levels relative to glucose or some other sweetener.

It soothes the throat.

Sore throat can be unbearable for hours. . Honey, however, is the ultimate natural medicine either plain, or in a hot drink or with a little salt and a spoonful of lemon juice, for greater action and relief.

It fights… hangover

And yet! Honey contains natural sugars that are necessary to accelerate the oxidation of alcohol by the liver. So the next time you drink a little more, make sure there is plenty of honey in your kitchen cupboards. It is a good idea to eat it in a smoothie, which you can make with honey, yogurt and orange juice.

It fights bad breath.

This does not mean that you can stop brushing your teeth, nor that you can eat garlic and eat it. remove clean with a spoonful of honey. However, in case you have a chronic problem of bad breath - which your doctor should investigate to find the cause - you can combine honey with a little cinnamon and freshen your breath in a minute.

It strengthens the immune system.

It contains minerals such as potassium, calcium, chlorine and sodium, which help the body's cells to function, several vitamins such as C, A, B1 which, although present in small quantities, play a role in the proper functioning of the body, while its enzymes result in free radical breakdown.