Although sweeteners generally do not contain protein, several different amino acids, the building blocks of protein, have been identified in honey.
Honey is composed primarily of carbohydrates and water, and also includes small amounts of a wide array of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins such as niacin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid, along with minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
Honey is nature’s moisturizer. It is a humectant, which means it helps to attract and retain moisture. Honey also acts as an anti-irritant, making it suitable for sensitive skin. Many of today’s manufactured beauty products, such as creams, cleansers and shampoos use honey. You can create spa-like, honey-based beauty products at home. Because honey contains naturally occurring enzymes, vitamins and minerals, 100% pure honey is best for skin. Be sure to look at the label to ensure your honey is all natural.
To reap the benefits of honey’s healthful properties, make honey part of your daily diet, along with plenty of fruit, vegetables, and water.
Honey’s composition makes it an effective antimicrobial agent, useful for treating minor burns and scrapes, and for aiding the treatment of minor sore throats and other bacterial infections.
Honey is a great snack choice. Instead of P.B. & J. in the school lunch box, substitute a mixture of peanut butter and honey, then top with banana. Also, slice an apple and dip into honey for a delectable treat.
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