Going down the memory lane I remember the time I spend at my native place. The visit in the forest, food cooked on chula, fresh environment. My granny used to give us fresh fruits like mangoes, jackfruit, chickoo and yes how can I forget the honey syrup. It has also been used in various medicinal traditions to treat ailments. At my native place people collect natural honey which are used for medicinal purposes like for treating cough a mixture of tea spoon with turmeric powder is taken early in the morning. As people are becoming more health conscious Honey is taking an important place.
Honey is a sweet food made by bees using nectar from flowers.
The variety produced by honey bees (the genus Apis) is the one most commonly referred to, as it is the type of honey collected by most beekeepers and consumed by people. Honeys are also produced by bumblebees, stingless bees, and other insects such as honey wasps, though the quantity is generally lower and they have slightly different properties compared to honey from the genus Apis. Honey bees convert nectar into honey by a process of regurgitation and evaporation. They store it as a primary food source in wax honey combs inside the beehive.
Honey gets its sweetness from the fructose and glucose, and has about the same relative sweetness as sugar. It has attractive chemical properties for baking and a distinctive flavor that leads some people to prefer it over sugar and other sweeteners.
Although getting the honey every time from native place is little cumbersome so I had to look out options in city . There are many brands which claim to be very good in terms of its authenticity but I had to choose.
Dabur is one of the leading company when you talk about honey. The brand has many other products in hair care, body care, ayurvedic products etc. It is 4th largest FMCG (Fast moving consumer goods) company. And definitely to hold such momentum for so many years is really worth praising.
Dabur honey holds the 75% of market share in honey market.
Some of the benefits of Honey:-
1) 1 teaspoon of honey with warm water with few drops of lemon helps to reduce excess fats and makes you slim.
2) Since honey has the equal properties of sweetening as sugar and have less calories than sugar, it is preferred natural sweetener.
3) Honey contains essential nutrients , enzymes as compared to sugar, it is healthier and easily digested by our body.
4) Honey can be used in beverages, snacks, food items.
Honey is one of essentials in the kitchen and with it’s various benefits one cannot overlook honey.
I relish my honey on the bread as a spread.
There is this really cool site by Dabur for Honey Diet. . Go through the site and you will definitely end up buying honey.
I personally prefer a Healthy balanced diet so my diet do consist of veggies in meals, fish and meat generally Thrice a week, Sweets I relish during occasion and celebration. I am not to fussy with food so I enjoy all the vegetables, dals. Also I consume less Oily or fried food. And after days of my consistant eating habits My BMI is always normal. Yipee!
I am not a diet person because I believe Control is very important in anything you do. So if you never cared about eating and only when an important event arise you become conscious of your weight and go for crash diet its insane from my point of view. Our body require many things like carbohydrates, vitamins, fats, minerals, nutrients and water . So our diet should consist of everything in the required quantity.