The beneficial effects of honey in the human body

Bees honey is one of the healthiest foods for human consumption and is well known for its beneficial effects on the body.

Being consumed worldwide for thousands of years, honey is a viscous, sweet liquid produced by bees for nourishment. Honey is widely used in nutrition, cosmetics and natural medicine.

Honey can be classified according to:

Provenience:

  • Flower honey – or floral honey, being made by processing nectar and pollen from flowers;
  • Honey – or extra floral honey, or forest honey is made from other substances that come from plants such as pine, spruce, oak.

Depending on the flowers from which the nectar was collected:

  1. Poly flower honey;
  2. Acacia honey;
  3. Lime honey;
  4. Colza honey;
  5. Manuka honey;
  6. Tualang honey.

Depending on the extraction mode:

  1. Extraction of honeycomb pieces;
  2. Free flow from honeycomb;
  3. Extract by centrifugation;
  4. Honeycomb pressing;
  5. Melting the honeycombs.

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The nutritional value of honey

Honey is a food with various nutrients, being suitable for all categories of consumers, from children to the elderly.

100 grams of honey contains: 300 calories, 82 g of carbohydrate, 0.3 g of protein, 52 mg of potassium, 6 mg of calcium, 2 mg of magnesium, 0.5 mg of vitamin C, 4 mg Sodium, 0.4 mg of Iron.

The medical benefits of honey

Honey has antibacterial and anti fungal properties fighting infections in the body.

Honey help to heal wounds and ulcers, fighting the proliferation of bacteria and accelerating the process of tissue recovery.

Due to the fact that honey is a good emollient, it helps to relieve sore throat and dry cough.

Honey increase the endurance of athletes, representing an energy source that does not induce hypoglycemia, being recommended for consumption just before training.

Tualang honey helps regulate blood glucose, helping to fight diabetes.

Honey strengthen the immune system and help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Honey stimulates the production of antibodies, contributing to the prevention of diseases of any type and at the same time helping the body to fight against pathogenic microorganisms.

Due to beneficial microorganisms, honey contributes in improving the health of the digestive system. Probiotics present in honey help to balance the intestinal flora and maintain optimal intestinal transit.

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The cosmetic benefits of honey

Honey helps treat skin conditions, such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Also, honey help to cleanse the skin, improve acne and prevent wrinkles.

Honey can be applied directly to the skin, its dense and smooth texture contributing to the hydration, elasticity and shine of the skin.

Honey can be used with maximum efficiency in the care of dry skin due to the moisturizing effect (the property of honey to attract and keep moisture).

Honey is recommended for people with oily skin, because it can deeply hydrate and maintain the elasticity of the skin without drying it.

Honey protects against sun exposure and aging due to the antioxidant elements present in it. Antioxidants repair, restructure and heal in depth, acting at the cellular level generating a multitude of beneficial effects.

What is the optimal consumption of honey?

Although honey is a natural product and beneficial to the body, there are contraindications that must be observed regarding this product.

Excess honey is not recommended because it leads to increased blood sugar and diabetes.

Honey is a contraindicated product for people suffering from gastritis, gastric ulcer or hormonal disorders. Also, honey is prohibited in the case of people allergic to pollen, because it leads to severe allergies and anaphylactic shock.

For adults, the recommended dose of honey is maximum 3-4 teaspoons a day. As for the consumption of honey at children, it is gradually introduced into nutrition. In older children cases, the recommended consumption is 2-3 teaspoons of honey per day.

In babies younger than one year of age it is not recommended to use honey because there is a risk of contacting Clostridium Botulinum, honey can contain the spores of this bacterium and can lead to disease.

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Efectele benefice ale mierii de albine in organismul uman

Mierea de albine reprezinta unul dintre cele mai sanatoase alimente destinate consumului uman fiind bine cunoscuta pentru efectele sale benefice asupra organismului.

Fiind consumata in intreaga lume timp de mii de ani, mierea este un lichid vascos, dulce produs de albine pentru a se hrani. Mierea de albine are larga utilizare in alimentatie, cosmetica si medicina naturista.

Mierea de albine poate fi clasificata in functie de:

In functie de provenienta:

  1. Mierea de flori – sau miere florala, fiind realizata prin prelucrarea nectarului si a polenului din flori;
  2. Mierea de mana – sau miere extraflorala, sau miere de padure este realizata din alte substante ce provin din plante precum seva arborilor de pin, molid, stejar.

In functie de florile din care a fost adunat nectarul:

  1. Miere poliflora;
  2. Miere de salcam;
  3. Miere de tei;
  4. Miere de rapita;
  5. Miere de manuka;
  6. Miere de tualang.

In functie de modul de extragere:

  1. Extragerea bucatilor de fagure;
  2. Scursa libera din fagure;
  3. Extrasa prin centrifugare;
  4. Presarea fagurilor;
  5. Topirea fagurilor.

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Valoarea nutritiva a mierii de albine

Mierea de albine este un aliment cu variate substante nutritive, fiind potrivit pentru toate categoriile de consumatori, de la copii pana la varstnici.

100 de grame de miere de albine contine: 300 de calorii, 82 g de carbohidrati, 0,3 g de proteine, 52 mg de potasiu, 6 mg de calciu, 2 mg de magneziu, 0,5 mg de vitamina C, 4 mg Sodiu, 0,4 mg de Fier.

Beneficiile medicale ale mierii de albine

Mierea de albine are proprietati antibacteriene si antifungice luptand impotriva infectiilor in organism.

Mierea de albine ajuta la vindecarea ranilor si ulceratiilor, combatand proliferarea bacteriilor si accelerand procesul de refacere a tesuturilor.

Datorita faptului ca mierea de albine este un bun emolient, aceasta ajuta la calmarea durerilor in gat si a tusei uscate.

Mierea de albine creste anduranta sportivilor, reprezentand o sursa de energie ce nu induce hipoglicemie, fiind recomandata consumului chiar inainte de antrenament.

Mierea Tualang ajuta la reglarea glucozei din sange, ajutand la combaterea diabetului.

Mierea de albine intareste sistemul imunitar si ajuta la ameliorarea simptomelor alergiilor de sezon. Mierea stimuleaza productia de anticorpi, contribuind la prevenirea imbolnavirilor de orice tip si totodata ajutand corpul sa lupte impotriva microorganismelor patogene.

Datorita microorganismelor benefice, mierea de albine contribuie la imbunatatirea sanatatii sistemului digestiv. Probioticele prezente in mierea de albine ajuta la echilibrarea florei intestinale si la mentinerea unui tranzit intestinal optim.

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Beneficiile cosmetice ale mierii de albine

Mierea de albine ajuta la tratarea afectiunilor pielii, precum psoriazis si dermatita atopica. De asemenea, mierea de albine ajuta la curatarea tenului, ameliorarea acneei si prevenirea ridurilor.

Mierea de albine se poate aplica direct pe piele, textura densa si neteda a acesteia contribuind la hidratarea, elasticitatea si stralucirea pielii.

Mierea poate fi utilizata cu maxima eficienta in ingrijirea pielii uscate datorita efectului umectant (proprietatea mierii de a atrage si pastra umezeala).

Mierea este recomandata pentru persoanele cu tenul gras, deoarece aceata poate hidrata in profunzime si pastra nivelul de elasticitate al pielii fara sa il usuce.

Mierea protejeaza impotriva expunerii la soare si a imbatranirii datorita elementelor antioxidante prezente in aceasta. Antioxidantii repara, restructureaza si vindeca in profunzime, actionand la nivel celular generand o multitudine de efecte benefice.

Care este consumul optim de miere de albine?

Cu toate ca mierea de albine este un produs natural si benefic pentru organism, exista si contraindicatii ce trebuie respectate cu privire la acest produs.

Nu este recomandat excesul de miere deoarece acesta duce la cresterea nivelului de zahar din sange si la aparitia diabetului.

Mierea este un produs contraindicat pentru persoanele ce sufera de gastrita, ulcer gastric sau tulburari hormonale. De asemenea, mierea este interzisa in cazul persoanelor alergice la polen, deoarece duce la alergii grave si soc anafilactic.

Pentru adulti, doza recomandata de miere este de maxim 3-4 lingurite pe zi. In ceea ce priveste consumul de miere la copii, aceasta se introduce treptat in alimentatie. La copii mai mari, consumul recomandat este de 2-3 lingurite de miere pe zi.

La bebelusii mai mici de un an nu se recomanda consumul de miere deoarece exista riscul de a contacta Clostridium Botulinum, mierea poate contine sporii acestei bacterii si poate duce la imbolnavire.

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