The benefits of honey can be seen in your weight loss program as well. If you are trying to lose weight, honey can be of great help to you. But before we move on to the benefits of honey in weight loss we should address the concerns people have regarding honey.
Many people are correct when they ask: Isn’t honey a type of sugar? Does it not add any weight? Won’t the calories in honey hinder your weight loss efforts?
You are right – honey contains sugar. But unlike refined sugar, honey contains vitamins and minerals too. Normally, to digest sugar, the vitamins and minerals stored in the body are utilized, rendering the body devoid of these nutrients. These nutrients are essential to dissolve fats and cholesterol. Thus, when you eat too much sugar you tend to increase weight not just because of the calories, but due to lack of vitamins and minerals. To the contrary, honey being a good source of nutrients helps you reduce weight.
Honey and warm water: Normally, fat remains as an unused resource in your body, adding bulk and weight. Studies prove that honey mobilizes this stored fat. When this fat is burnt to provide energy for your daily activities, you see a gradual decrease in your weight and obesity levels. It is suggested that you ingest this honey (about one tablespoon daily), with an equal amount of warm water.
Honey and lemon juice: Honey can also help in weight loss when consumed with warm water and lemon juice. Many people drink this formula first thing in the morning to reduce their weight.
Honey and cinnamon: Another useful recipe is cinnamon powder with honey and warm water. Take one tablespoon of cinnamon power, one tablespoon of honey and one cup of warm water, mix the ingredients properly and drink this mixture on an empty stomach. Honey also improves your digestion and thus helps in weight loss. To this end, honey is also consumed after dinner, especially after overeating.
Finally, many people stop eating food to reduce their weight. Beware of such practices. If you don’t eat sufficient food (which involves calories, vitamin, minerals, fibers) your immune system will become weak. Your weight loss program should focus on reducing the intake of calories and not stopping the intake of foods. Further, you should also increase the daily expense of calories by regular exercise.
As always, you have to watch out for the processed Honey available off the shelves in most stores. Always insist on pure, unsedimented, and farm extracted Honey.
To know how to identify pure honey from processed, contact us and we will advise you on a simple test that can make the investment in your health fail safe.