Honeycomb is made by bees to store honey, pollen, and larvae. In fact, experts also found the content of propolis in it. No wonder so many people believe in the benefits of honeycomb. That’s why it’s important to become more respectful toward bees, and you can teach your children that by decorating their rooms with Use My Bee and you can also show them bee videos on the internet.
The following are some of the benefits of honeycomb and research that proves it:
Honeycomb is high in carbohydrates and antioxidants. Not only that, but honeycomb also has a little protein, vitamins, and minerals. However, honeycomb content is dominated by natural sugar and water.
It’s because the honey in honeycomb has not been “contaminated” by human intervention, the glucose oxidation content is still large. Glucose oxidase is what makes honey able to fight bacteria and microbes.
Polyphenols are the main antioxidants in honey. Some studies even state that polyphenols can prevent diabetes, dementia, heart disease, and even cancer.
It has the potential to prevent heart disease
Several studies have shown honeycomb’s alcohol content and long-chain fatty acid can reduce high cholesterol levels. High cholesterol is a factor in the emergence of heart disease.
Research proves that alcohol found in beeswax can reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) by 29% and it increases good cholesterol by 8-15%.
However, the study used high levels of beeswax alcohol. Meanwhile, the minimal use of beeswax alcohol is not yet known for its effectiveness in lowering cholesterol.
Even so, the content of raw honey and pure honeycomb is proven to have the ability to reduce cholesterol.
A small-scale study asked participants to consume 70 grams of pure honey per day, for 1 month. Actually, HDL (good cholesterol) is increased by 3.3% and LDL (bad cholesterol) is decreased by 5.8%.
The potential to prevent infection
Honeycomb is believed to increase the ability of the body to fight infections. In one test tube, beeswax was proven to prevent fungal and bacterial infections that are harmful to the body, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans, Salmonella enterica, and E. coli.
Honey is also known to protect your intestines from a dangerous parasite called Giardia lamblia. However, research on humans is still needed to prove more benefits of honeycomb.