Honey has a myriad of health benefits. In this article we are going to see specifically about the properties of honey which aids the process
Natural sweetener vs Refined Sugar
As a natural sweetener, honey contains essential vitamins, amino acids, and nutrients necessary for metabolism. The reason refined sugar leads to weight gain is because it does not have the necessary nutrients for metabolism. As such, it uses up the body’s nutrient reserves in its metabolism, which creates a deficit. Therefore, all the nutrients that should metabolize the fat are absent and the fat is stored, leading to weight gain. With honey, the exact opposite happens. It not only has enough nutrients for its metabolism but also to increase the body’s metabolism, which is the burning of fats.
Simple carbohydrate vs complex carbohydrate
It is important to note that carbs are not bad for you. Excess carbs are what leads to weight gain since they have excess calories. Honey is a simple carbohydrate, which means that it takes less time to digest and synthesize. Complex carbohydrates have a greater correlation with weight gain than simple carbohydrates. The easier digestion of honey means that less energy and nutrients are spent on its metabolism. The energy and nutrients are then spent in the breakdown or metabolism of the excess fat.
Promotes sound sleep
Honey has been shown to act as an aesthetic and increase the quality of sleep. Good sleep plays an important role in metabolism and therefore in the whole weight-loss process
Taking honey in your diet improves your weight loss and improves the effectiveness of your diet or exercise routine. This is more so if the honey is combined with other ingredients for weight loss such as cinnamon and lemon.
In the next article, we will see a few methods of using honey for shedding those extra pounds!