Honey is popular for its benefits in having beautiful skin, as well as its medicinal value in healing chronic illnesses. But unknown to the knowledge of most people, honey does more than just that especially when combined with warm water. This honey drink is known as mead.
One benefit of drinking mead is that it can help people to lose weight. Different from the popular belief about sweets being highly contributory to gaining weight, the sugar in honey is a natural sugar which provides a healthy source of calories, and not that type of sugar found in other food source that stimulates weight gain. Drinking honey with warm water could help you cut weight while helping you keep at bay any sweet tooth cravings.
Mead is also helpful in improving the digestive system, especially when regularly taken every morning. The acidity in the stomach is relieved of the antiseptic benefits of honey, while the production of intestinal mucus is being increased which in turn helps in hydrating the colon and infuse water in the stool. Toxins are effectively flushed out of the body, thus the body is saved by building harmful toxins that may eventually cause disease especially in the colon and digestive system.
Drinking mead or warm water with honey also helps in strengthening the immune system. It is known that honey has amazing bacteria-killing properties, especially the raw and organic honey, which is full of enzymes, vitamins and minerals that serves as the vanguard of protection against bacteria. As a matter of fact, Manuka Honey was found to be helpful in reversing bacterial resistance to antibiotics as presented by the study conducted by the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Harrogate.
UMF Manuka Honey contains a Unique Manuka Factor – an antibacterial property that is not found in all properties in the particular type supply of Manuka honey. Honey is known for effectively curing cough as well as colds, and drinking mead can also effectively soothe the soreness and irritation of a sore throat according to Mayo Clinic.