Festival season is upon us. Diwali, Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, New Years are some of the festivals we will be celebrating around the world amidst a global pandemic. Finding suitable gifts for our friends, family, and colleagues during the holiday season can be a hard job on its own, and this year it will be more arduous than ever before. A good idea for a festive gift can be something that can boost the immunity amidst the current health scare and use regularly. By choosing to send out ‘gifts of health’ you can cut down on unhealthy sweets and choose good health and healthy eating.
Healthy gifts to loved ones will help them prioritize the much-needed balance in their lifestyle. The goodness and sweetness of honey will have your friends, family and colleagues feeling healthy, restored, and energized. Honey, a natural sweetener can substitute refined sugar and help in leading a healthier life without giving up sweetness from your diet. On the other hand, honey has been utilized as a traditional remedy offering numerous medicinal advantages.
Top 6 Advantages of Honey
Honey is a combination of plant sugars that contains fructose, glucose, maltose, sucrose, water, organic acids, and small quantities of minerals like potassium. Let us discuss the top 6 benefits of the golden elixir – honey.
1. Honey Contains Copious Nutrients
Though the composition of nutrition in raw honey can vary among different countries due to distinct environments, it naturally contains vitamins and nutrients like niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorous. Honey is certainly a healthier substitute of sugar and research has suggested that honey protects against diabetes and improves cholesterol levels too.
2. Honey has been Healing Wounds for Ages
Due to its antibacterial anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, honey has been widely used as a wound-healing dressing for thousands of years. It has also been noted that it contains antiviral and antifungal properties. Further on, it is acidic, which aids in releasing oxygen from the wound and promotes healing. However, one should only use medical-grade honey as a wound-healing dressing, which is sterilized to avoid immune system reactions. Also, it should be used only under the guidance of a doctor.
3. Relieving Coughs as Effectively as Over-the-counter Medicines
Many over-the-counter cough medicines can be unsafe for children and honey is the best substitute to relieve cough for kids over one year of age, as per a research. Alleviate a cough by consuming a teaspoon of raw honey and avoid other liquids or foods afterward to allow the honey to coat the throat. The research further states that honey is cheap, readily available, and has virtually no side-effects.
4. Skin & Hair Benefits of Honey
Honey is an amazing moisturizer for the skin. It is also used in cosmetics for skin and hair, not only for their antiseptic and antioxidant potential but for their softening, soothing, and conditioning effects. Honey can be directly applied to the skin to heal pimples and dry lips after doing a patch test. Further, honey brings temporary relief to the scalp by targeting dandruff and acts as a natural agent for moisturizing hair and cleansing the scalp.
5. Lose weight with Honey
Replacing refined sugar with honey is a great way to lose extra weight. Also, as per a 2010 study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, honey helps in controlling one’s appetite. Consuming honey before bed, allows the body to burn more fat during the early hours of sleep.
6. Honey Boosts Immunity
Honey is known for its rich antibacterial properties that soothe the throat and protect the body against bacteria and fungi and boosts gut immunity. It also works as an energy-booster due to the fructose and glucose contents that combine to generate instant energy. One can mix honey in warm water and drink it to boost immunity and cleanse the digestive system.
Gift the Goodness of Honey this Festive Season with BeeHively
With BeeHively Group, gift honey to your employees, family, and friends as the sweetness in a box of health. By choosing BeeHively Group’s honey, you also promote sustainable practices of apiculture and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. To support UNSDG, the group delivers wholesale honey sourced directly from tribal beekeepers, trains beekeepers in modern and ethical ways of beekeeping and provides them with the necessary technology, market linkages, and equipment, further contributing to the socio-economic welfare of beekeepers.
The company offers customizable packaging for corporate gifting of its unprocessed, unpasteurized, and unadulterated wholesale honey which is available in different flavors. The festive packaging by BeeHively is eco-friendly and allows you to personalize messages and the company logo along with customized greeting cards.