Honey is an aromatic, viscosity, sweet material derived from the nectar of plants which the bees collect and alter the food in a denser liquid and finally store their honeycombs.
Bees collect nectar from flowers or juices and lay in their hive. There loses moisture and reaches the usual humidity of honey, 14-18%.
Honey contains 77-78% sugar (mainly fructose and glucose), and due to the relatively low humidity, favor the growth of microorganisms.
It is acidic reaction, fluid in its original form, but transformed into crystalline when left too long. It mainly consists of two simple sugars, dextrose and levulose, with presence in cases of more complex carbohydrates, by levulose and always contains usually prevalent minerals, plant coloring materials, some enzymes and pollen grains.
Honey as human food is one of the most valuable, nutritious and healthier foods. It gives energy to the muscles, clarity in mind, disinfects and regulates the digestive system. Regular use gives vitality to the body and helps to prolong life. Hippocrates and all the doctors of antiquity recommended as a medicine in many cases. And today recognized its therapeutic value in habitual constipation in heart disease, anemia, adenopathy and forfeiture cases and weakness of the organization.
Honey acts against fatigue, and this is achieved by storing the fructose contained in the liver as glycogen. There is converted into glucose, thereby increasing the concentration of the blood. Facilitates the assimilation of calcium, activates ossification [pending referral].
It heals or relieves internal disorders, stomach ulcers, insomnia, the sore throat, some heart disease and generally have beneficial effects on the heart, increases the hemoglobin of the blood and muscle strength, etc.