Honey has innumerable uses, and due to its medicinal properties it is widely used in Ayurveda as well as in cooking. Pure honey is an organic source of energy as it is made up of glucose and fructose, two kinds of essential sugars required by our body for functioning properly. Honey also contains anti-oxidants such as polyphenols, which increase blood flow, prevent blood clots and reduce the oxidative stress in the body. This leads to a strengthened immune system. It is recommended that honey should be consumed to counter flu symptoms like cough and cold. It is also a digestion aid which helps to soothe the stomach. The most common and popular use of honey is in weight loss management in combination with lemon juice and warm water.
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