If you ask you to name 10 of the most useful products, on the first lines of this list will surely be honey. His taste is known to us since childhood. Our parents and the older generation from time immemorial talk about the taste and healing properties of honey. Do you remember the most delicious cough medicine? Of course, honey and milk. What secrets does this "sweet amber"contain? We will tell you about it and share a variety of recipes with honey for health, beauty, weight loss and strengthen the immune system.
Useful properties of honey
Talk about the beneficial properties of honey should start with a story about its rich composition. In addition to sugar, which gives such a captivating sweetness of honey, in its composition there are a large number of trace elements, vitamins (groups B and C), organic acids, and many other components, without which it is impossible to healthy functioning of the human body.
Interesting: one of the most stunning and distinctive properties of honey is that the concentration of trace elements in its composition almost repeats the ratio of those in our blood.
Due to the sugars (fructose, glucose), which are part of honey, we can talk about the dietary component of this product. How can this be, because we all know that sugar tends to be deposited in fat? Honey in this regard is a real mystery: the sugar contained in it is very well and quickly absorbed by our body, without expending energy for processing in the gastrointestinal tract. This is an amazing product, because only 100 g of honey gives the body as much as 335 kcal energy!
The composition of honey also includes hundreds of different mineral salts and trace elements (iodine, manganese, zinc, etc.). Yes, our body needs salts in small quantities, but they play a significant role in strengthening the immune system, ensuring the favorable functioning of many organs and systems of the body. The reason for many diseases that worry us is the lack of certain minerals used daily with food. Honey is able to fill them a disadvantage, thereby ensuring the health of our body.
Thus, due to its composition, honey normalizes the work of the internal organs, has a positive effect on the blood, strengthens the immune system and is an excellent source of energy.
Like any rule there are exceptions, and honey has special contraindications to use, which, of course, need to be taken into account.
Contraindications to use and application MEDA
First of all, honey is contraindicated for people who have allergic reactions to various bee products. It is also worth noting that honey is not recommended to use in case of restriction of carbohydrates in the diet.
Returning to talk about sugar in the composition of the of honey, should say, that his use advised reduce under such a illness, as diabetes. Of course, only the attending physician can tell you the norm the use of this product. In severe stages of the disease, for example, honey is completely contraindicated.
Often people use honey as inhalations. It is also worth being careful in the event that there are diseases such as bronchial asthma, pronounced expansion of the bronchi and alveoli, with various types of heart diseases and its valves, at elevated temperatures. Allergy with inhalation method of using honey is expressed in severe asthmatic seizure or choking.
How do you know if you have an allergic reaction to any components of honey? You can make a preliminary test on the skin: smear a small area of skin (for example, in the area of the elbow) with honey and wait. If during the day there will be no changes, redness or rashes, you can be almost sure that you do not have an allergic reaction. There is another way to check: you can try to use honey in small quantities. On the first day eat half a teaspoon of honey and also wait for a certain time. Every day the dose can be increased, and so to the required rate. If in any period of time you notice changes in your condition – you should stop using honey. In more severe cases, consult a doctor. Although, it is worth noting that an allergic reaction may not occur on all varieties of honey. Next, we will tell you about the existing varieties of honey.
Types of honey and their useful properties
There are a huge number of different varieties of honey, which differ in taste and aroma, as well as in their properties. Below is a list of the most popular types and their application.
- Acacia honey. One of the most fragrant types of honey, which has a very delicate and enveloping aftertaste. This honey is recommended for people with diabetes (in moderation). Acacia honey is used in the treatment of the nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, insomnia, as well as various skin diseases.
- Buckwheat honey. Unlike acacia honey, it has a rather sharp taste, but a very pleasant aroma. Buckwheat honey is very useful, especially during colds.
- Melilot honey. It is known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Sweet clover honey is also used for diseases of the cardiovascular system and hypertension.
- Lime honey. This honey is very common in Russia. It has a pleasant aroma and sugary sweet taste. Linden honey is also useful for colds. It is an excellent expectorant.
- Sunflower honey. In the matter of taste, this type of honey is slightly inferior to others. Despite this, it has all the useful properties inherent in honey. In addition to this is a mild diuretic means and strengthens the immune system.
- the honey from the oregano. Variety of light honey. In addition to the properties inherent in other varieties of honey, is an excellent helper in the fight against insomnia.
Recipes masks with honey for beauty
Few people know that in addition to medicinal purposes honey has long been used as an elixir of youth and beauty. In many recipes for growth and repair of hair, skin and weight loss is honey. Surprised? Then let's take a closer look at all these recipes.
Masks for hair with honey
Ease of preparation of such masks is, first, the simplicity of the recipe, and, secondly, the possibility of their cooking at home. These masks give the hair lightness, silky, restore after a negative thermal effect and regenerate hair growth.
The First recipe, which we will tell you is the recipe of hair mask with honey and butter. This recipe is a classic, as it is based on the usual olive oil. To prepare the mask prescription need 3-4 tablespoons of honey and a little more olive oil. Use honey in its natural state will be difficult, so we warm it up in a water bath, so he acquired a liquid consistency. When heating the honey, gradually add oil, while stirring the mixture. Apply warm mask to damp hair, wrap it up in foil and go until I wash it about 1 hour.
The Next recipe we would like to share with you is the recipe of hair beauty mask with honey and egg. An unusual combination of components of the recipe, however, is very effective. The recipe is also very simple: preparation of the toning mask we again need a little olive oil, 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix all the ingredients of the recipe (do not forget to preheat the honey in a water bath) and apply to wet hair. For better effect and assimilation of the useful components of the mask according to the recipe, it is recommended to wrap the hair in a towel. After an hour, wash off the mask with their usual cosmetics.
Face Masks with honey
Modern beauties spend most of their time taking care of their face, because we all know that the state of our skin reflects the health of the whole body. No one is immune from aging, so premature wrinkles begin to bother both men and women earlier and earlier. One of the components in the recipes of rejuvenating face masks, prepared at home, is honey.
So, represent your note the recipe for a face mask with honey and salt, which is so easy to prepare at home. Before you tell the recipe mask with honey, it is worth noting that an important aspect in this process is the consistency. You may not see the result by making the mask 1-2 times. Regularity is important in everything. The effect will not take long if you pay more attention to your skin. This was a small preamble, and now back to the recipe Maxi with honey for the face. You will need a regular small salt (1 teaspoon) and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix these ingredients and apply to previously cleansed face. Despite the simplicity of the recipe, the mask produces a stunning effect, especially if you perform it on steamed skin, for example, after a bath or sauna.
Recipe of the mask with honey and egg will surprise you for its simplicity. A teaspoon of natural honey is whipped with the yolk of one egg, the resulting mixture is applied to a clean face. After 20 minutes, wash off the mask and enjoy the new sensations on the skin. Isn't it an easy recipe?
You haven't heard about the recipe of the mask with honey and lemon? Then you probably never bothered with acne. Mask with honey and lemon helps fight not only with this problem, but and with excessive fat content faces. At home you can find all the ingredients of the recipe – a teaspoon of honey and the same amount of lemon juice. Bring the consistency to an almost liquid state. Apply the mask on the entire face or on damaged areas each evening or every morning. Wash off the mixture is cool water. Attention: before applying Maxi make sure that your skin does not suffer from dryness and does not peel, otherwise lemon juice can play a "bad joke"for you.
Recipes with honey for weight loss
What is a universal remedy - honey! With it, we can not only monitor their beauty and health, but also to fight overweight. Below we will tell you about the a variety of recipes using honey to lose weight and change the body for the better.
Honey wraps and scrubs
If you have never done body wraps for weight loss at home, then, in the presence of honey, you should try the following recipe. Be sure, the result will pleasantly surprise you. Honey wraps contribute to a quick and completely painless weight loss, and scrubs will help you in the fight against stretch marks body.
Wrap recipe with honey for weight loss you can easily reproduce yourself without anyone's help. You will need a recipe: 3-4 tablespoons of honey, a couple drops of lemon juice, orange and fir, as well as a couple of tablespoons of any moisturizing body lotion. The resulting, based on the recipe, the mixture is applied to the problem areas of the body, while massaging and pinching the skin. Then wrap the smeared areas with cling film and cover with a towel or bedspread. In the process of honey wrap you can feel a slight burning sensation, there is nothing wrong. Contrary to any discomfort, keep the mixture on the body for about an hour, then rinse with warm water.
So, with the extra inches we failed, now we will fight with the hated stretch marks on the body. Recipe honey scrub with salt is very simple. These recipe ingredients you want to add only a little olive or sunflower oil and a couple teaspoons cinnamons. Apply the mixed ingredients of the recipe to the skin with massaging movements. If you use the recipe of honey scrub 2-3 times a week, you will be provided with smooth and delicate skin.
Drinks with honey for weight loss
Yes, you can also lose weight with regular use of specially prepared drinks with honey at home. One of the recipes of such drinks for weight loss – with honey and cinnamon, the other recipe – with ginger honey and lemon. First recipe: brew a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a glass of boiling water. Next, dissolve 2 teaspoons of honey in this glass. Take a drink for weight loss should be divided in half: one half in the morning, the other – in the evening. Regular use of a drink of cinnamon and honey will allow you to get rid of a couple of extra pounds and centimeters in the waist, as well as slightly strengthen the immune system.
The Second recipe for weight loss – which can also be done at home – with honey, lemon and ginger. 1 teaspoon of crushed ginger (can be a little more) is mixed with 1-2 slices of lemon and brewed in boiling water. Honey to ginger and lemon can be added in any amount, depending on your desire.
Honey recipes to strengthen the immune system
Our beauty begins from within, so, first of all, you should take care of your health and strengthen the immune system. As you may have guessed, this recipe will help us again honey. After use a blender to mix a glass of walnut, dried apricots and prunes, lemon slices, a little ginger and honey. Place the mixture obtained from the recipe in a glass jar and put it in the refrigerator. A couple of spoons of this "cocktail" eat every morning on an empty stomach.
Use a variety of recipes using honey, strengthen your health, immunity, and be beautiful!