There’s a reason honey is called liquid gold – it has numerous health benefits and healing properties. For over 2000 years honey has been used in our diets and also in medicine for treating many different health issues.
It’s very important to use high-quality honey though, as it has the highest concentration of the good stuff. Good quality honey is on the thicker side and doesn’t run when you put a drop on your fingertip. And don’t even think of putting a metal spoon in your honey jar, as it doesn’t go well with its ingredients.
Slovenia has a long tradition in beekeeping and ranks third in the world in honey consumption. Slovenian honey is produced under strict regulation and only by a nationally protected bee – Carniolan honey bee. So let’s take a look at some of the goodness that comes from Slovenian honey.
Vitamins and minerals for cold and cough
Honey is rich in vitamins B and C, as well as a wide range of minerals, such as calcium, iron, magnesium, and natrium. Types and quantity of minerals vary according to the type of flowers used for apiculture. No wonder honey is a must when we catch a cold.
Antioxidant properties for general well being
Antioxidants found in honey help our immune system by removing free radicals from the body. Honey boosts energy levels and keeps us active. It might be time to make a switch from that sugary energy drink and have some honey instead.
Antiseptic healing properties
Honey is often used in medicine as it’s a natural antiseptic. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and is helpful with the treatment of wounds as it speeds the healing process. Honey works as a shield against various kinds of infection.
Nourishes skin and hair
Honey is a very popular ingredient in skin products such as creams, lotions, and lip balms, as well as hair masks. Its nourishing properties help improve dry irritated skin and damaged hair. It’s super easy to mix yourself a honey face mask and let it do wonders for your skin.
Go on, treat yourself to a big jar of this golden goodness. After all, honey is one of the few sweet treats, that are as good for you as they taste.