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Honey and its nutritional value

Honey, with more than 181 nutrients, is a real nutritional treasure that should not be missing from our diets. That’s because it contains carbohydrates (glucose and fructose), small amounts of protein, b vitamins Of the B group, enzymes, amino acids, minerals, trace elements…

Honey, with more than 181 nutrients, is a real nutritional treasure that should not be missing from our diets. That’s because it contains carbohydrates (glucose and fructose), small amounts of protein, b vitamins Of the B group, enzymes, amino acids, minerals, trace elements (calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc) and water.

Nutritional value of honey

Honey, from the most nutritious and healthy foods that exist in nature, is recommended by doctors from Hippocrates right up to today, as a natural remedy for many cases, constipation, and anemia, heart disease, depression, and weakness. The minerals contained, are basic constituents of bones and the cells that regulate the acidity of the stomach, with an important role in metabolism and nutrition of the human body. Rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins B1 and B2, greatly helps in absorption of iron by the body, thus also recommended in cases of anemia.

The concentration of vitamins that contains, helps the direct absorption of sugars from the body, hence it is a quick source of energy for everyone, especially for athletes, children, pregnant women and sick people.

Honey also increases the heart rate and reduces stomach ulcer problems. The high content of choline helps particularly people suffering from constipation due to their sedentary life. It is consumption by people suffering from diabetes, with caution because it has great content simply and immediately absorbable components. But a well-balanced diet and with the proper guidance may well have contributed valuable nutritious ingredients and in a diabetic

Consumption should be avoided from children less than one-year-old, who do not have a fully developed the gastrointestinal system, because of a microorganism contained in the honey.

Finally, honey is a valuable food for all age groups and in the context of a balanced diet should be integrated into our daily diet.

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