Use Honey Correctly in Your Daily Diet


Dark aromatic honey (raw honey is what is meant anytime honey is mentioned here) can be used on a daily basis to replace refined sugar, which is a simple carbohydrate. It is as nutritional as adding another serving of vegetables or fruits in your daily food intake.

Honey is not a replacement of Fresh Foods

Honey should never be a replacement for the fresh vegetables and fruits, or herbal nutrients in your diet though, since it is lower in phytonutrients than these foods. It is also higher in sugar, which should be eaten in moderation in anyone's diet. An overload of sugar in the diet can throw off how the body burns glycogen stores, which could then cause weight gain.

Heating Honey Loses Nutrients

Heating any raw honey causes it to lose nutrients. It is still ideal to cook and bake with it though, as long as you bear in mind that some of its beneficial qualities such as antioxidants and vitamin C content will be diminished in the process. To counteract this, add some unheated raw honey to your diet daily in small quantities.

How to Add Honey in Your Diet

When honey especially dark honey is consumed in moderation, it is a healthy addition to your daily diet. The trick is to learn how to use it throughout your day to benefit from it the most. Many people use it in place of jelly or jam on toast, or instead of syrup on pancakes or waffles. It can help keep cut fruit fresh when added with vitamin C powder.

Fruit and HoneyYou can also make homemade barbeque sauce using honey in place of the brown sugar other people use. The raw honey is much healthier than the brown sugar and the flavor will be just as delicious if not better. Tea, desserts, salad dressings, condiments in general, and even dips for vegetables are ideal to add some honey too in place of other sweetening agents.

Other Ways to Add Raw Honey to Your Diet

Warm milk and honey is a great way to relax before going to sleep. Much better than putting processed chocolate in milk.

Honey in oatmeal to sweeten it makes the oatmeal even healthier than it already is. Add some fruit and nuts and you have a complete breakfast. It is also good at cold unsweetened cereal preferably one of the organic brands.

Honey For Acne

Besides eating honey on a daily basis, you can use it to treat acne, because of its antibacterial properties. Just apply honey onto the acne and let it sit for a bit and then rinse it off with cool water. It also soothes a sore throat or quiets coughs. Just take a spoonful of honey to treat these problems. (more about the effects of bee pollen for acne)

Reap the Benefits

Reap the benefits and add raw honey to your daily diet and life. You will quickly see what benefits it has to give you. The above information is just some suggestions how to use honey.