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Ways to Use Honey in Your Diet

by Gema Smith 04/14/2019

The benefits of honey are unlimited. It is a cure for cough and catarrh. Apart from that, it helps to maintain proper digestion, healthy skin, and it boosts immunity. A lot of people that appreciate the benefits of honey use it daily.

However, there are people with busy lifestyles, who only consider honey a cool product kept in the pantry for occasional use. There are lots of advantages associated with regular intake of honey. Are you aware of the fact that honey intake can be of great help to you if you are facing conditions like hair loss or sleeplessness? Also, it helps to fight weight loss and treat hangovers. To enjoy the full benefit of honey, it is essential you incorporate it into your routine diet. Here are five ways you can use honey in your food: 

Honey lemonade

You must have heard about the importance of taking honey with warm lemon water first thing in the morning. If you haven’t, the advantage of hot lemon with honey is that it helps cleanse the stomach, as it has been discovered to contain a mixture of pectin and fiber. Apart from that, it prevents you from cravings thereby increasing your chances of losing weight. You can also consider the option of taking it as a healthy drink during the day if you don't like to make it in the morning. 

Honey tea

You can always add honey to your tea instead of stuffing it with sugar. Honey is perfect for your black tea, green tea, and many others. The constituents of honey are fructose, glucose, potassium, magnesium, iron, and many other useful minerals; making it far more nutritious than just a cube of pure table sugar.

Dressing and marinades

Honey pairs well with your salad dressing, and it can work as a marinade for different kinds of meats and fishes.

Honey desserts

You can replace sugar with honey in cakes, custards, and cookies. Apart from that, honey can serve as a topping for your snack-related foods like honey sandwiches, bacon and honey, pancakes with honey, and many others.

Honey and milk

You can make it a bedtime habit if you may - taking a glass of warm milk with a spoonful of honey every night before you sleep. Nothing relaxes you more than this. Studies show that honey contains some rare sugar forms that stimulate the production of sleep aiding chemicals in the brain, soothing you down in the process. 

 Ask your doctor about more health benefits of using honey and consider changing up your diet for the better.

About the Author

Author
Gema Smith

Gema S. Smith has been an influential pioneer in the luxury real estate industry for over 30 years. With a reputation for providing first-class service and garnering impeccable results for her clients, Gema’s accomplishments have earned her mentions in San Jose Magazine as well as two State of California Senate Certificates of Recognition. 

Unapologetically persistent, tenacious in her negotiation and passionate about developing genuine trust with her clients, Gema brings her best-in-class service and award-winning approach to The Agency, with a focus on the high-end market of Silicon Valley. Previously, Gema served as a Broker Associate with Intero Real Estate Services in San Jose, where she was a consistent top producer and recognized as a Top Listing and Sales agent for the company’s 15 corporate offices. Knowing that every buyer and seller has their own unique story to tell, Gema is proud to play a role in her clients’ ongoing narrative and represent their best interests in what is often the biggest transaction of their lives. 

Gema has been an active member of the real estate community since 1987, getting her start in the loan business before obtaining her real estate and broker’s licenses. In 2002, she opened a real estate brokerage and loan company which she ran successfully until 2008, when she chose to focus her efforts on real estate sales full-time. Gema is a long-time member of the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR) and California Association of Realtors (CAR), as well as a Certified REO & SHORT SALE Specialist with The Five Star Institute. She is also a two-time Santa Clara County Chapter President of NHORA (National Hispanic Organization of Real Estate Associates) and currently sits on the NHORA National Board of Directors. 

A passionate philanthropist, Gema sits on the Board of Directors for the Jose Valdes Math Institute. Her commitment and dedication to the advancement of educational opportunities to underserved communities defines her character. In her spare time, Gema enjoys gourmet cooking, entertaining family and friends, wine tasting, reading, jogging and traveling.