REASONS WHY WE LOVE CHESTNUT HONEY (AND WHY YOU SHOULD TOO)
Cold and dark autumn days are upon us. And as you know, a strong immune system has never been more critical. And it seems that Shilajit is just the perfect thing for this task. And to make things even better, Chestnut Honey+ was born. This unique mixture uses chestnut honeys’ superior beneficial abilities that give it a particular favor over other honey varieties. Since cold days like this deserve a warm cup of tea with a spoon of Chestnut honey+, we thought we’d learn a bit more about chestnut honey itself. After all, if we want to use it to boost our health, we must know how it works.
Honey is, generally speaking, a very healthy substance. It has been used in human medicine and food for ages, earning its rightful place as a potent remedy for many problems. In various honey, we can find vitamins (B1, B2, B6, C, pantothenic acid), minerals(Cu, Na, K, P, Ca, Si, Mg, Fe, Mn), amino acids (proline, phenylalanine…), enzymes (amylase, acid phosphatase, catalase, glucose oxidase..), acids (phosphoric acid, acetic, malic, citric, lactic, butyric, succinic, pyroglutamic, gluconic, formic acid), flavonoids (quercetin, anthocyanins, catechins) and anti-bacterial substances. How much of the above-mentioned is in a particular type of honey got our attention.
REASONS WHY WE LOVE IT
Chestnut honey stands out with its rich nutritional profile and a few other properties that make it unique. As an example, it is rich in calcium, potassium, and manganese. The last one is essential for the body, as it helps the body form connective tissue, bones, blood-clotting factors, and sex hormones. It also plays a role in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, calcium absorption, and blood sugar regulation. Manganese is also necessary for normal brain and nerve function. It is considered an essential nutrient because the body requires it to function correctly.
Along with calcium that helps strengthen the bones, potassium helps your nerves function and muscles contract. It helps your heartbeat stay regular. It also helps move nutrients into cells and waste products out of cells. A diet rich in potassium helps to offset some of sodium’s harmful effects on blood pressure.
Chestnut honey turns out to be especially beneficial to the circulatory system and is recommended for cardiovascular diseases. It helps regulate liver functions and the gastrointestinal tract and effectively treats ulcers of the stomach and intestine.
You would think the list ends here, but trust us, this is not the case. This particular honey shows antiseptic properties. This feature accelerates the healing process of wounds such as Aphthae formed in the mouth. Furthermore, It does wonders on the streptococci found in your mouth, meaning it can positively affect the health of your teeth. It has a noticeable effect on periodontitis, a very common problem for many people around the globe. The secret behind its success is the enzymes mentioned above that damage bacterial cell walls, particularly lysozymes.
Chestnut honey is known for its impressive natural anti-bacterial properties derived primarily from its hydrogen peroxide content, a naturally-occurring antimicrobial. Moreover, its low moisture content and density further contribute to its anti-bacterial effects by reducing bacteria numbers. Studies show the honey can inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, etc., and fungi such as Candida albicans improve wound healing time by reducing bacterial load and promoting a faster recovery following respiratory infections.
In several studies comparing the antioxidant capacity of different types of honey, chestnut honey has come out on top. This dark-colored honey has also been shown to contain exceptionally high levels of phenolic acids, compounds that are likely responsible for much of its extraordinary antioxidant capacity. As you may already know, antioxidants in foods like chestnut honey help protect our bodies from the harmful effects of free radicals.
In the Journal of Food Biochemistry (2019), researchers wrote that the phenolic contents of chestnut honey were present in levels significant enough to ward off DNA damage in cells. Darker honey often contains more polyphenols, and these act as antioxidants to reduce the harm that free radicals can do to the human body
Not only that, chestnut honey can be used in various skin and hair ointments since it nourishes the skin with vitamins and organic acids, increases its elasticity and smoothness, helps eliminate the first wrinkles. It is very useful to make a honey mask that quickly reduces inflammation and makes the skin cleaner.
GIFT OF NATURE
We like to say substances like chestnut honey and shilajit are true gifts of nature. And they are. They bring so many benefits in a completely natural way, without chemicals and pollution, that it is simply astonishing. These ancient remedies for so many problems have been available from the start, proving once and again that nature holds everything that we need. The answer to good health lies not in synthetic medicine but in the natural power that is everywhere around us. People have been enjoying chestnut honey for centuries, and people worldwide who are familiar with it have touted its unique taste and extraordinary health benefits.
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