Benefits of Mixed Dry Fruits with Honey - Eiwa Honey
Dry fruits are a rich source of a lot of minerals, proteins and essential oils. Because of this reason, most of us are advised by our elders to munch on a handful of almonds soaked in water overnight. Just like dry fruits, honey is also a rich source of minerals and proteins. They both are packed with antioxidants and good fats that keep your body fit and healthy. The medicinal properties and taste of fruits, nuts and honey complement each other, so combining them makes perfect sense and that’s what we are talking about today. This article covers some of the numerous health benefits of consuming mixed dry fruits with honey.
● Reduces Bad Cholesterol
Almonds and walnuts are rich in manganese, potassium, magnesium and dietary fibres that help in cutting down bad cholesterol from your body. While the anti oxidising properties of honey further boosts the dry fruits’ ability to flush out bad cholesterol from your body. This is one of the most important benefits of eating almonds soaked in honey and is the reason why Indian homes are loaded with almonds and honey. If you are not a big fan of almonds you can replace it with walnuts for the same effect and add in other spices like cinnamon or pepper to get a refreshing taste.
● Helps in Controlling Diabetes
Diabetes is one of the diseases that plagues modern society because of our high crystallized sugar intake. Honey is a good substitute of crystallized sugar. When taken in moderate quantities, it can benefit your body by decreasing weight and the blood sugar level although if you are suffering from diabetes it's best that you first consult your doctor about it. There are numerous honey nuts drinks that you can make but the most easy and popular one is warm water, honey and a handful of dry fruits. Drinking this marvellous combo right after you wake up will keep your blood glucose level under control while also acting as an energy drink. You can also make a dry fruits tea and add honey as a sweetener to start your day off for a healthy lifestyle
● Cleanses Your Skins
If you suffer from acne and frequent breakouts then you will be glad to know that eating dry fruits with honey benefits your skin. Consuming this wonder mixture daily will improve your skin’s health. You can apply honey directly to cuts and blemishes and make them go away in no time. A face pack made from grinding mixed dry fruits with honey will cleanse your skin’s pores and help you get baby soft skin in no time. You can add in a little milk to the face pack mixture for a fairer skin tone as well. You can mix in different nuts of your choice but to get the best results its advised to use Almonds as they are loaded with Vitamin E which is an essential nutrient for a healthy skin.
● Boosts Immunity
Dry fruits are a great source for immunity boosting nutrients like Zinc, Vitamin B and Iron while Honey has been hailed for its immunity boosting qualities since Vedic times. So why not combine them and increase our body’s immunity two fold. You can throw in a handful of different dry fruits like raisins, almonds, cashew and brazil nuts along with a spoonful of honey to your breakfast cereal to help you keep your body’s immunity up even during the harsh flu season of India. If breakfast cereal is not your cup of tea then you can also make a cup of almond tea and add a spoonful of honey, drinking it everyday will keep your body fit and free from diseases.
● Helps in Managing Weight
If you are having trouble gaining or losing weight then honey and dry fruits are your best friends. Honey contains enzymes that help in suppressing your appetite and prevents you from overeating throughout the day. Dry fruits like raisins, almonds and dates are specially recommended to people who are looking for ways to lose weight quickly. You can make a salad out of fruits, nuts and honey for breakfast as it will boost your body’s metabolism and also provide you with an energy boost to help you work throughout the day without feeling tired or worn out. A glass of cold milk paired with dry fruits and honey after a hard day at work will freshen you up in no time.
● Enhances Memory
In these modern times life has become pretty hectic and it's normal to keep forgetting things. But there’s a way to boost your memory without doing those puzzling memory boosting exercises simply by eating honey nuts. You can choose from a variety of nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashew, raisins, etc. All the above nuts in honey benefits our body as well as mind but the one that benefits the most is walnuts. The dry fruit is even shaped like a brain and provides your body with some essential oils that help in building good cholesterol as well. You can mix a handful of walnuts and a spoonful of honey in a glass of milk for a memory enhancing drink that you can drink right before you go to bed for a sound sleep.
After reading about all these benefits of honey and dry fruits you must be pumped up to start your honey nuts diet. But there are some things that you should know before you go all out on honey and dry fruits.
- Honey should be taken in moderate quantities otherwise it might lead to weight gain and even diabetes.
- Don’t boil honey or mix honey in a boiling liquid as it will break down honey into regular sugar and will negate the health benefits of honey.
- Remember to keep your dry fruits consumption in check otherwise you might gain a lot of weight in no time.