Honey, you’re the best!
Ever since human beings discovered honey, they have been immersing themselves in its taste, using it to enhance their beauty and immunity. At OFS, we work with Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) with apiarists passionate about harnessing honey's goodness and quality. The FPOs we work with are committed to improving the livelihood of small-holding farmers and to providing high-quality food that is fairly priced to the consumers.Honey bought from OFS has received a lot of love and positive feedback in terms of taste and quality.
Let’s delve into what honey can do for us:-
Studies suggest that honey might offer antidepressant, anticonvulsant and anti-anxiety benefits. In some studies, honey has been shown to help prevent memory disorders. Wound care. Topical use of medical-grade honey has been shown to promote wound healing, particularly in burns.
10 health benefits of Honey
1. Antioxidant-rich. Honey contains phenols,enzymes, flavonoids, and organic acids — all of which play a crucial role in honey’s laundry list of health-positive benefits.
2. Reduces the risk of heart-related ailments. Thanks to its antioxidant-rich properties, honey reduces the risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. But that’s not all! It also works overtime to regulate blood sugar levels and promote eye health. A better question might be: is there anything honey can’t do?
3. Improves cholesterol levels. In addition to honey’s happy-heart ways, it also has been proven to lower LDL cholesterol and blood triglycerides. Win-win.
4. Acts as a natural cough suppressant. For children one year and older, honey is a great alternative to traditional cough medicine. It acts as a natural and safe cough suppressant that is as effective as a single dose of dextromethorphan.
5. Moisturizing and nourishing. You can use honey in your homemade face scrubs and washes. It emulsifies easily with water(surprisingly, no stickiness!) and can help to moisturize and further nourish dry skin.
6. Reduces allergies. Not only is honey anti-inflammatory, it also contains small amounts of pollen, which can actually help your immune system stave off local allergies.
7. Promotes burn and wound healing. Honey is packed with anti bacterial and antifungal properties. When it comes to applying a natural salve to minor wounds, cuts, and burns, honey is your go-to.
8. Consider it “brain food.” Honey can naturally assist the brain to prevent metabolic stress, which in turn, helps one to achieve truly restful sleep. And you know what happens after a goodnight’s sleep? Our cognitive and memory enhancement is on point.
9. Helps with an itchy scalp and dandruff. When diffused with water and applied to an itchy, dry scalp, honey’s natural humectant properties help to heal and moisturize.
10. Increases athletic performance. Honey maintains glycogen levels and improves recovery time post-workout. In a nutshell? Athletes shouldn’t skip a daily spoonful of honey.