Honey (Shahad in Hindi) is a thick, sticky, sweet-tasting liquid high in minerals like iron, calcium, and magnesium. Honey is undeniably enchanting; the product of flower nectar transformed by bees as if by alchemy. According to the National Honey Board, Honey is fat-free, cholesterol-free, sodium-free and appropriately referred to as “nature’s sweet nectar.” Our grandmothers have extolled the many benefits of Honey, from boosting immunity to aiding in weight loss, with deshi nuskhas up their sleeves. If I hadn’t seen the magic of this liquid gold for myself, I would have dismissed it as a hoax.
When we talk about Honey, we’re talking about the benefits it provides. According to research, eating Honey regularly can improve our overall health. Honey has been used for centuries for medical purposes, such as treating wounds and coughs. When taken on an empty stomach, it also has its own set of advantages. Here are 7 amazing benefits of eating honey on an empty stomach.
1. To provide energy and a wake-up call in the morning
Most people choose caffeinated beverages, particularly coffee, to give them a boost in the morning. Coffee has no nutritional value aside from waking you up. When consumed on an empty stomach, Honey has the same effect as caffeine, as well as nutritional value. Honey contains many calories, the majority of which come from carbohydrates. Calories are the primary source of energy in our bodies. Women require 1,700 to 2,500 calories per day, while men need 2,000 to 3,000 calories per day. One tablespoon of Honey has 64 calories in 21 grams. Even if you are not a breakfast person, your body requires energy to carry out your activities for the rest of the day. Two tablespoons of Honey can provide your body with the initial energy required. It is also simple and quick to prepare.
2. To enhance digestion
Consuming Honey on an empty stomach will aid digestion. It will wake up your colon and perform its function. Goodbye, constipation. Even better, when your digestion is working properly, the toxic build-up in your intestine will be washed away.
3. To strengthen the immune system
Honey contains antioxidants that can help your immune system. A tablespoon of Honey, on the other hand, does more than just speed up digestion. It also boosts our immune system. It will work best if our colon has been thoroughly cleansed. We will be less susceptible to illness and infection if our immune system improves.
4. Skin rejuvenation
Orally and topically, Honey has been consumed. Honey can be dabbed all over the face as a natural mask as an example of topical application. It has the ability to give the face a healthy, glowing appearance. Honey is also commonly used in cosmetics and skincare products. People with sensitive skin may experience itching if the product is applied directly to the skin. We can, however, get the same benefit all over our skin by consuming Honey on a regular basis. Even better, do it on an empty stomach. Our skin will be cleansed and rejuvenated as a result of using this product.
5. To alleviate gas
Sometimes you wake up with a bloated stomach. It could be due to the food you ate the night before. Honey can help alleviate gassiness. It will first neutralize the gas before relieving your stomach.
While sleeping, our bodies lose a lot of water, and we become dehydrated. Honey is high in water content. Our thirsty bodies will be rehydrated if we consume Honey first thing in the morning. It’s also delicious.
7. To deal with bad breath
How does your morning breath smell? I am confident that no one awakens with bad breath. You, too, had brushed and flossed your teeth the night before. During sleep, our mouths become dry. Bacteria can grow in a dry mouth. This produces a smell that even a newlywed couple would find repulsive on their spouse the morning after their wedding. But don’t worry. Honey contains antibacterial agents that can help you (or rather, us) with bad breath.