Abstract: Honey is one of the widely preferred natural sweeteners by most health-conscious people. But are we sure about the purity of honey of any brand that we use? This is why we must always look for a product that is organic in its processing and carefully curated without adulteration.
WHAT IS ORGANIC HONEY?
Honey has always been an integral part of nature and we humans have been collecting honey for multifarious purposes for decades. The term 'Organic’ means anything which is produced without the help of any sort of chemical treatment or adulteration. The raw honey collected from the bee hives is organic because it is in its purest form. Organic honey does not contain any pesticide remnants or toxins which are found in the factory-made bottled honey available in the market.
Organic honey is the best because it is antifungal and antibacterial in functioning. It has so many added health benefits which an artificial sweetener lacks. The honey which is extracted by the farmers organically and meets the standards of bee management and the proper extraction process are reliable.
Organic Honey or Sugar?
This has been a long-debated issue over the years whether honey is better than sugar or vice versa. But not anymore, organic honey, hands down has the best medicinal qualities and the purest sweetener. Let us read the tale of two-
XYZ: I am craving something sweet, let me make lemonade. (Adds Sugar)
ABC: What a coincidence! Even I crave something sweet. I will also make a lemonade. (Adds organic honey) .
A few hours later...
XYZ: Ahh! I feel so bloated and lethargic. The sugar rush is hitting me for sure.
ABC: What are you talking about? I feel so fresh and good.
XYZ: How come? You too had lemonade as I did.
ABC: Yes, but I had it with Organic honey, not sugar, which is why I feel light and fresh, unlike you.
Henceforth, the moral of the conversation teaches us to avoid sugar intake because it adds calories and laziness to our bodies whereas organic honey contains antioxidants, amino acids, and healthy vitamins. Choose your sweetness wisely.
BENEFITS OF ORGANIC HONEY FOR IMMUNITY-
The Covid-19 pandemic has made our transition towards organic products. We have deviated to cleaner and healthier food patterns as compared to chemical-induced food products. The health benefits associated with organic bottles of honey is endless compared with sugar.
- HEALING WOUNDS- Honey possesses anti-microbial properties and it is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent. It has been scientifically proven that the presence of Hydrogen peroxide in organic honey works as an efficient antiseptic and helps in the healing of wounds.
- OVERCOME COUGHING- Coughing is a common problem amongst people with higher respiratory infections. This is no hidden fact that even our ancestors have chosen organic honey in place of conventional medicines to treat coughing. Even Ayurveda supports the fact that organic honey is best for the treatment of colds and coughs.
- STRENGTHENS MEMORY- Consuming organic honey prevents us from metabolic stress and calms the brain, which in turn helps to increase memory power.
- MAINTAINS BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL AND CHOLESTEROL- High level of LDL cholesterol or HDL cholesterol is very risky for the heart. It is necessary to use less caloric food items like organic honey.
There are so many more benefits of using organic honey like- easy weight loss, proper digestive system, and lowers triglycerides because it has nutrients that are required to keep our body healthy and mind stress free.