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    1. A natural sweetener

    Honey is the most natural sweetener you can find. You have certainly heard of people who put honey in their tea instead of refined sugar or substitute sugar for cooking. "However, this food remains a sugar and must be consumed in moderation," says nutritionist Kim Edmundson.

    2. Fight insomnia

    Honey helps release insulin, which in turn stimulates tryptophan. Recall that tryptophan is a compound that makes us sleepy. If you have difficulty sleeping, take a glass of hot milk with honey before going to bed. The heat released by the hot milk will increase the effect of tryptophan.

    3. Soothe sore throat with honey

    Because of its antibacterial properties, honey can help soothe your sore throat. Mix half a cup of water with a teaspoon of ground ginger. Add to this mixture the juice of half a lemon and a teaspoon of honey. Gargle with this home remedy to soothe your sore throat.

    4. An effective antitussive

    Honey could be as effective as some syrups and products distributed in free belly to calm the cough. Honey creates a thin protective layer and lines the throat, thus better preventing the irritation that causes coughing. Take two teaspoons before bedtime to soothe your cough.

    5. Improve your athletic performance

    Studies suggest that honey could be one of the most effective carbohydrates before a workout. Unlike other types of sweetening agents, honey is easily digested and then released into the metabolism at a slower, more regular rate.

    6. Honey to better heal cuts and burns

    The antibacterial and antifungal properties of honey inhibit bacterial growth. The next time you have a cut, scrape, or mild burn, wash the wound well with soap and water. Also try to put some honey on the injured area to prevent infection before covering it with a bandage.

    7. Moisturize skin and hair

    Another health benefit: honey is an excellent conditioner for the skin and hair. It is especially used in masks because it helps to absorb and retain water. Mix honey with olive oil to obtain a natural shampoo. Also try it as a hydrating mask and lip treatment.

    8. Warning: an important warning against honey

    Children under one year old should not consume honey. Several scientific studies have shown that it can cause infant botulism.

    9. Honey against bad cholesterol

    According to a study in Dubai, honey is good for cholesterol. As part of this scientific research, subjects who consumed 250 ml of water with 75 ml of natural honey for 15 days saw their rate of "bad" cholesterol drop and their rate of "good" cholesterol increase. If you have cholesterol problems, be sure to consult a health professional who will help you better manage this condition.

    10. Honey to better fight acne

    Antibacterial properties may help counteract acne inflammation, according to Joey Green, author of Joey Green's Magic Health Remedies. Mix 1 part honey and 1 part nutmeg and let the mixture rest on the button for 20 minutes before rinsing.

    11. Honey to help control blood sugar levels too low

    Honey powder would increase and maintain blood sugar levels more effectively than sucrose and maltodextrin, according to a study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Significant intake of carbohydrates and protein after exercise can lead to hypoglycaemia in some people. Honey consumption may help to counteract hypoglycaemia by rebalancing too low blood sugar.

    12. Honey to better fight dandruff

    Researchers have observed other virtues of honey, this time in patients with dermatitis and struggling with dandruff. Because of its antifungal and moisturizing properties, honey would have helped these subjects to better prevent dandruff problems. Dilute honey in a little warm water (avoid too hot water that could irritate the skin) and gently massage the leather hair for 2 to 3 minutes before rinsing.

    13. Honey in the bath and in the shower

    With honey, you'll be able to hydrate your skin while attacking bacteria that cause acne and body odor. Mix two tablespoons of honey with a tablespoon of olive oil and use this solution in the shower or bath. You can also add some oil