Hey you! I’m so excited about today’s post because it I love discovering natural ways to cure age old problems. Let’s face it, there are chemicals infused in everything nowadays and to put it frankly, “I’m over it!” So after dealing with an illness for the last four weeks that included a horrible cough, I ended up in the doctor’s office with a loved one yesterday. I was shocked…SHOCKED AND APPALLED I tell you to discover that a few teaspoons of honey helps soothe a cough. So, I know that was pretty dramatic, but it’s really how I felt when the doctor chose to, “prescribe,” honey as needed instead of a strong cough medicine.
As Worshipreneurs we use our voice and bodies every single day, so I decided to research why honey is called, “Liquid Gold.” Here are four great reasons why you should keep honey within arms reach at all times:
HONEY HELPS CURE A HOARSE VOICE
If you haven’t had a chance to check out the post 10 WAYS TO CURE A HOARSE VOICE, definitely do that. I have some great tips on how to quickly overcome this vocal tragedy. In the article, I speak about the use of honey. Honey is extremely effective in dealing with dry throat or hoarseness. Its thick coating helps to soothe the throat, reduces inflammation, and helps restore moisture to the vocal cords. Some suggestions are to:
HONEY IS AN ALL NATURAL ENERGY DRINK
Honey contains natural unprocessed sugar that will give a quick boost of energy because it directly enters the bloodstream. It has been suggested that just a teaspoon of honey will give an energy boost. To make the “energy drink,” simply add a tablespoon of honey to eight ounces of water.
HONEY IS A NATURAL COUGH SUPPRESSANT
In using the voice, the last thing any of us need is to have a nasty cough. Honey is thick and sweet. Studies say its thick consistency coats the throat and the sweetness triggers nerve endings that protect the throat from coughing. I found a tasty recipe on the Wellness Mama Website
HONEY IS A NATURAL SLEEP AID
As someone who has difficulty sleeping, I was amazed to find that honey can sometimes act as a natural sleep aid. Ever noticed how sleepy you are after eating turkey? Well, that’s due to the Tryptophan, an amino acid. According to Rene Ficek, registered dietitian and lead dietitian nutritionist at Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating in Chicago, Ill., told Medical Daily in an email, honey also contains amino acids including Tryptophan, and this causes the brain to break honey down into Serotonin, which makes you happy, and finally, Melatonin, which is a sleep aid. Who knew!
HONEY IS A MEMORY BOOSTER
Say what? Yep, I was excited to find that there have been studies that suggest consuming honey daily (around two teaspoons) may help boost short term memory. The reason being the number of antioxidants found in the honey help the body absorb Calcium which is needed for memory, making good decisions and thought processing.
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