Today, many people have become self-aware of what they’re consuming.

Cheap and processed food just doesn’t cut it anymore, no matter how addictive they are.

Instead, a massive following for anything natural and organic has risen among emerging health enthusiasts. 

With the increase in health literacy, businesses have been having a tough time continuing their old marketing schemes.

No more imitation honey is going down our throats!

But what to do when you have to satisfy your sugar cravings?

You can’t settle with a highly processed chocolate bar!

Instead, you can choose a natural food that satisfies your sweet cravings and is full of health benefits. 

You guessed it! 

It’s Honey!

And here are some tips to incorporate it more into your daily life!

Mix Honey with Tea

The British have perfected tea consumption with milk, but you can opt for tea with honey instead.

Honey has a soothing effect and has been proven to combat chronic cough episodes and itchy throat.

You can consume tea with honey in two different ways, depending on your overall mood and alcohol tolerance.

There’s Hot Toddy if you’re looking to spice up your nights, for example!

Hot Toddy comprises honey, green tea, lemon juice, and a splash of brandy or whiskey. 

The second way is to make a virgin cocktail: mix up some honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and green tea for a more relaxed evening.

Drizzle Honey on a Banana

After a long hectic day at work, you’d want to kick your legs and have a healthy snack to refresh your body.

And there’s no easier accessible fruit to peel than a banana.

As it’s widely known, bananas give you quick energy because of the number of simple sugars like glucose. And let’s not forget about the high level of potassium it contains, which plays a role in maintaining blood pressure.

Head to the kitchen and combine a banana with nuts like almonds or walnuts. 

Almonds and walnuts help your heart stay healthy. They decrease the level of LDL (bad) cholesterol and are full of vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium, which again help in stabilizing your blood pressure.

Say goodbye to all those medical bills that get piled up on your desk each month!

Adding more nuts into your diet will also boost your overall health and lower your incidence of developing type 2 diabetes since they contain good fats that stabilize your blood sugar levels.

Finally, to top it off, drizzle two teaspoons of honey on it for some sweetness aplenty!

Make Honey Mustard Sauce

The majority of store-bought barbecue sauces are very high in salt.

You might not even notice since they add other artificial flavors to mask the saltiness and make it sweeter.

If you’re thinking about making a salad for lunch or dinner, better go for a honey mustard dressing.

Mustard is known as a superfood, especially in India. It’s believed that it helps in relieving any kind of muscle spasm. 

Moreover, consuming mustard reduces the LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol level and increases the HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol level in your body, thus reducing your risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Having this in mind, why not opt for honey mustard rather than mayonnaise?

To make the honey mustard dressing, just add honey to apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard to give some sweetness and to help thicken the sauce up.

Make a Homemade Honey Cake

Spending time at home on a lazy weekend?

Why not unleash your inner Martha Stewart and try baking a honey cake?

The recipe is straightforward. Just substitute sugar or any other sweetener with honey.

Honey doesn’t only give the cake a unique aroma but also serves as a crack-resistant factor. It tends to dry out slowly, thereby helping to maintain the cake’s smooth taste and appearance.

Moreover, since properly preserved honey doesn’t have an expiration date, you’ll be extending your cake’s shelf life. Thus, your delicious dessert won’t go to waste quickly!

Make Cherry Compote with Honey Yogurt

Who wants a cup of Greek yogurt mixed with honey and cherries?

You do!

Greek yogurt provides you with proteins and energy that will make you feel satiated after a workout or a jog. 

What’s more, according to the University of Tennesse Medical Center, Greek yogurt has fewer carbohydrates than regular yogurt. Commercial yogurts contain 15 to 17 grams per cup, whereas Greek yogurt only contains around 9 grams.

Concerning cherries, they contain melatonin, which induces sleep, therefore, helping in insomnia. 

They also contain antioxidants and minerals that may help with blood pressure, including polyphenols and potassium.

Combining cherries and yogurt with honey will give you a powerful surge of health benefits and will revitalize your body!

Char Sweet Potatoes and Brush them with Honey

You can thank Christopher Colombus for bringing sweet potatoes out of the shadows!

In 1492, he was the one who brought it from the Americas to Europe. And the rest, well, it’s history!

Today we enjoy the many benefits of sweet potatoes. 

They are a rich source of fiber and contain a wide array of vitamins and minerals, such as iron, calcium, and selenium. They’re also a powerful source of  B vitamins and vitamin C.

You might think that combining sweet potatoes with honey will give you a sugar rush and result in too much sweetness. That’s why it’s important to char the potatoes before adding honey.

Charring the potatoes will result in a bit of pleasant bitterness. While brushing, honey will add a sweet and fruity flavor.

Don’t forget to add olive oil and salt for a grassy and salty extra touch!

Spread Some Love, Honey!

If you choose to incorporate more honey into your recipes, expect a boost in overall health and a more robust immune system. And after trying some recipes yourself, why not share them with someone you love? On the other hand, there is a better option. What about offering them high-quality honey in a curated gift box as a token of your friendship!