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Monday, March 01, 2010
Do you take honey as food or medicine? People who either like the taste of honey or want to take honey just for the sake of health eat cakes, pie, shakes and ice creams with honey as ingredient. But some sincerely take a spoon every day or every alternate day as a medicine. Many ayurvedic medicines are taken with honey as base.
But the question is how much honey should one take?
Before that let us look into some of the qualities of honey.
Honey derived from the honeybees is the main ingredient for home medicines. It has a universal appeal. It is used by people all over the world at any given point of time. Honey is a food item with more of calories. One kilo of honey contains 3150 to 3350 calories.
Man requires food not only for energy but also for many actions, because vitamins, enzymes and other items get destroyed in the body and so cannot provide any calories. But still, these are very important ingredients in food. The body cannot survive without these. Till recent years honey was compared to sugar. Everybody knows sugar is nothing but carbohydrate and that it gives only calories to the body.
More than half of energy required for man is provided by the sugar contained in the food stuff he takes in. Sugar is the most easily digested food stuff. Experiments have proved that relatively, in the players, those who take more of sugar have more of patience and win more easily in the competitive games.
The body digests sugar and glucose ( present more in honey). Glucose reaches as it is into blood whereas sugar undergoes hydrolysis first.
Honey contains more than 80% of different materials required for the growth and functioning of the body. Honey contains plenty of proteins and enzymes that can hasten the chemical reactions in the body by million times.
Man requires plenty of animal salts. It was proved experimentally that animals die if they are regularly provided food devoid of mineral salts even if that food has plenty of proteins, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins. Micro elements and mineral salts, the minutest items in the body play a vital role in the metabolism. As we become old, and as the metabolism and as the metabolism changes relatively there is a change in the contents of blood. As per biological science even the percentage of most important micro elements (copper, manganese, cobalt, nickel and zinc) also changes. In such a case, it is very essential to send these micro elements through food especially with honey into the body.
Honey is considered as nectar. You use it as food, it gives you energy. You use it as medicine, it gives you resistance power. A little quantity of it will give you more of pranic energy. So let’s use such a useful honey for our own good and drive out diseases. Let us enjoy good health.
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