A Men’s Guide To Wrist Watches: Which Is The Right Pick?

Supposedly, you are in a business meeting or maybe in an interview.
You are confident, well-prepared and wonderfully dressed.
Just before it was going to start, someone asks the time by your watch, and there it is.
A sports watch with a rubber band.

FAIL.

This is how a watch can make or break your look.
Yes, okay, the above scenario might be a bit exaggerated, but we’re sure, you must have understood what we are trying to convey.

When it comes to watches, there is an array of them out there, the only limitation being taste and budget. But, choosing a right watch for your outfit is an art.
A perfect watch should not stand out and catch all the eyes, but rather should just compliment your outfit and be a mere extension of it.

So, how do you select the right watch?

Let’s find out.

  • Just one watch or a range of them?

The first step in order to match your watch with your outfit is to determine your interest level in watches. Do you want just one watch or a range of them?

If you are not too much passionate about watches, and would just like to have one, you should buy a watch which is stylistically neutral – one which will go with almost all your outfits. It can be a simple watch with a plain metal band and a face.

If a leather watch interests you, make sure that you pair it right. A black leather watch will look best with black leather shoes and vice versa.

If you love to have multiple watches, you can explore and experiment a bit around. You can buy a sleek watch for formal meetings, sports watch for a casual look and so on.

 

  • Choose between leather strap and a metal band

Metal bands are more neutral but should go with all the jewelry that you wear. As a matter of fact, men don’t wear a lot of jewelry, so you only need to match it with your belt’s buckle and cufflinks. Thus, pair a silver metal band with silver belt buckle and the likes.

If you are going for a leather watch, it should perfectly match with your shoes and belt.

Thus, choose the one which suits your wardrobe and style.

 

  • Watch dial

The dial of your watch also dictates the style of your watch to an extent. Does it have Roman numeral indices or  numbers?
Roman numerals or stick are found in most of the watches and look formal. On the other hand, the presence of numbers makes it look a bit casual.

Further, more the functionalities and complexities in a watch, the more casual it is.

 

So, Which Watch Is The Right Pick?

The answer to this question is dependent on your taste and budget to an extent. However, to play safe, here are a few pointers which should cover you up:

  • It is easier to match watches with a metal band than with a leather strap. But, then watches with leather strap look more formal and dressier.
  • The colors of your strap and metal band should match with your outfit. As a rule of thumb, colors of all metals in your outfit should match, (and correspondingly, colors of all leather items in your outfit should match as well).
  • The busier and colorful the dial is, the more casual it is.
  • If you are wearing formal shoes, go with a formal looking watch and if you are flaunting sneakers and casual shoes, go for a casual watch.
  • A simple dial with roman or stick indices and a simple leather or metal band stripe would make your watch formal.
  • A watch with a rubber strap and digital interface is a sports watch and should be paired accordingly.

Best Under Eye Wrinkle Treatment Tips You Need To Know About!

Do you hate those under eye wrinkles? We all do.

Eye wrinkles appear due to the presence of thin skin around the eye area. You could make use of some natural treatments at home to get rid of these wrinkles. Here are some ideas.

 

  • Sunscreen

A large amount of sun exposure can have an adverse effect on your skin.  When it is too sunny, your face squints naturally, and due to prolonged exposure to the sun, this becomes permanent in the form of wrinkles.

Thus, one way to prevent wrinkles due to the sun is by using a sunscreen cream. It protects your skin from cancer and aging. In fact, you should start using sunscreen as early as possible to prevent future wrinkles.

 

  • Proper skin care

With age, your skin becomes dry and tight. It loses its elasticity and when this happens, over time, you get wrinkles on your skin. In order to prevent that, you should take proper care of your skin right from the onset.

Moisturizers might not be able to prevent wrinkles directly, but they work well to moisturize and hydrate the skin. In turn, the skin stays less dry than usual. It also prevents the skin from tearing and bruising.

 

  • Face yoga

Believe us, face yoga can help you in controlling wrinkles to a large extent. Face yoga is a combination of exercises and relaxation treatment that can help prevent the skin from getting wrinkled too early.

You could try out some simple face yoga exercises and spend 20 minutes to 30 minutes every day to get naturally beautiful skin! Not only does this prevent the appearance of wrinkles under the eyes, but your forehead and cheeks remain fit as well.

 

  • Skin nutrition

While moisturizers and sunscreen lotions will help in the long run, there are a lot of things you can eat to keep your skin in shape. The idea is to infuse as many antioxidants in the body as possible.

This could be achieved by adding a lot of fruits and vegetables to your diet. Antioxidants, in combination with Vitamin A, C and E can keep the skin healthy and prevent the appearance of wrinkles. Controlling your diet from an early age can keep the skin nourished.

 

  • Eye massage

There are very few things that can have the same benefits as a good eye massage. The whole point of the massage is to enhance your blood circulation. What this does is basically delivers nutrients and oxygen to the areas around the eyes such that the skin stays fresh and healthy. It is best to apply some light cream and pressure for massaging the eye.

 

  • Face mask

Using a face mask every now and then can also help you treat eye wrinkles. You could choose a suitable combination like a potato-honey mask or brown sugar-milk mask and then apply it on the skin and keep it for 30 minutes before washing it off. 

The Nail Polish Colors You Shouldn’t Wear To an Interview

Did you ever notice how vital role our hands play in our communication process?

From helping us by describing things to conveying our messages, we use our hands in a lot of ways while communicating.

We all use our hands while answering questions and even while expressing our opinions.
This is perhaps why it is very important to pay proper attention to them while going for an interview. Surely you won’t want to flaunt your chipped nail polish or an odd color that reflects a totally different personality of yours.

It may not look quite obvious but your nail polish color actually speaks a lot about your personality.

There is no one fit standard nail polish color which would suit all the events.
For example, a nail polish color that would be a perfect pick for a fashion job would be entirely different for a corporate job and so on.

So, before you head on to your job interview, read on and find the best nail polish color for every job type.

  • Creative

When you are applying for a creative job position, you are in luck. Almost every color is suitable for such a job profile!

  • Corporate

Since you are applying for a formal job role, anything which looks professional will work the best for you.
Your ideal picks here should be dark colors like dark grey, plum forest or neutral hues like nude, dusty pink and others.

  • Business casual

Although you might be applying for a casual job role, still you are expected to maintain decorum and professionalism.
And thus, colors like electric blue and popping pinks are a big no.
Try for nudes and muted colours.

  • Healthcare

Going by the NHS guidelines, your fingernails should be short without any varnish. However, if at all, you need to apply nail polish, it is highly recommended to go for neutral colors which are not loud and vibrant.

  • Never

Let’s admit; certain nail colors should never be worn during an interview, no matter, what job profile you have applied for.

Some of such shades include neons, sparkles, nail arts and anything that looks more appropriate for parties and clubs should not be worn to an interview, no matter what.

Final Words…

Still confused?
Well, as a rule of thumb, a nail polish shade which makes you feel uncomfortable or makes you cover your hands, is probably a wrong color.

It is very easy to gauge if you have dressed right for the interview. Just look at your mirror image and see from your interviewer’s eyes.
However, if your look fits the job role you have applied for, simply, go for it.

What are your views on this?
How do you dress when going for an interview? Do share your tips and tricks with us in the comments.

Hairstyling Hacks You Need!

Yоu саn never hаvе too many tricks uр уоur ѕlееvе, раrtiсulаrlу with rеgаrdѕ tо ѕtуling уоur hаir.
Whеthеr it’s fоr an еxсерtiоnаl еvеnt оr a regular go-to, wе’rе here to share ѕimрlе hаirѕtуling tricks – ѕоmеthing that is secure yet enhances your look.

Grеаt hаir dауѕ are something thаt еvеrу one оf us would lоvе tо hаvе more оf. That iѕ where a glоѕѕу ѕilk рillоwсаѕе соmеѕ in!
Glоѕѕу ѕilk iѕ known for fоrеѕtаlling frizz аnd kеерing hаir ѕеt, so imagine whаt it саn do overnight.

Tеrriblе hаir dауѕ will be a rеliс оf the past with this simple trick.

 

Bruѕh Up

Hаir brushes аrе a must-have tооl whеn it comes tо lооking after аnd ѕtуling уоur lосkѕ. Whеthеr уоu аrе lооking fоr сurling, ѕmооthing, drying, doing uрdоѕ or giving уоur hair ѕоmе vоlumе, bounce or ѕhinе, thеrе iѕ аlwауѕ a hair brush for that, rаnging frоm thоѕе thаt аrе mаdе раrtiсulаrlу fоr еxtеnѕiоnѕ tо those made for certain lеngthѕ аnd hаir textures.

Check оut and experiment with diffеrеnt tуреѕ of hair bruѕhеѕ with diffеrеnt sizes, shapes аnd briѕtlеѕ to gаin a bеttеr insight intо what уоu can dо with each оf thеm.

 

Drуing curlу hаir

Dо nоt drу your hаir completely with a towel when gеtting out оf the ѕhоwеr. Whеn uѕing a blow drуеr оn сurlу hair it iѕ bеttеr if thе hаir iѕ wеt.

Add a ѕmооthing cream to your hаir аnd thеn dividе it intо sections.
A flat paddle bruѕh will wоrk best. Pull thе hаir with thе brush until it is ѕmооth.

Uѕing the blоw drуеr ѕtаrt аt the roots аnd go dоwn tо the еndѕ оf thе hаir ѕlоwlу.
You can apply a nozzle attachment to the drуеr fоr thе best rеѕultѕ as this аllоws you to control the flоw оf аir frоm thе drуеr.

Remember nоt to blow drу your hair every dау! Tоо much hеаt will drу your hair out and strip it оf the mоiѕturе that it needs.

 

Control frizz with a toothbrush and hairspray

Frizzу hаir is a рrоblеm thаt mоѕt girlѕ fасе.

If you want to соntrоl the frizz, but dоn’t wаnt hairsprays making уоur hаir look ѕtiff, use a tооthbruѕh!
Thаt’ѕ right!

Sрrау thе tооthbruѕh with hаirѕрrау and run it оvеr those реѕkу flуаwау ѕtrаndѕ. It will get rid of the frizz аnd mаkе your hair еаѕiеr to ѕtуlе.

 

Fаkе a bob

Wаnt tо switch thingѕ uр without асtuаllу chopping уоur bеlоvеd hаir оff? Trу this hairstyle tiр fоr lоng hаir.

All уоu nееd for thiѕ easy hасk iѕ twо hаir tiеѕ аnd ѕоmе bоbbу рinѕ! Divide your hаir into two and mаkе twо lооѕе ponytails/plaits аt thе back of уоur head.

Rоll еасh рigtаil/роnуtаil up from thе еndѕ аnd рin thеm аt thе bасk оf уоur nесk tо сrеаtе thе illusion оf a bоb.

 

Crеаtе a long, chunky ponytail

Mаkе уоur mеdium-lеngth tо lоng hair арреаr lоngеr bу going fоr a twо-tiеrеd роnуtаil hаirѕtуlе.

Inѕtеаd оf tуing uр аll your hаir in a ѕinglе роnу, pull thе tор hаlf оf your hаir and ѕесurе it into a роnуtаil, and thеn gаthеr thе rеmаining hаlf and tiе аnоthеr pony right bеlоw thе firѕt оnе.

Thе firѕt роnу will hide the second оnе, giving the impression оf a long, high роnуtаil!

Anti-Aging Stars: 5 Ingredients to Look For in an Anti-Aging Cream

Be a smart shopper!

When you are buying a skin care product, or even any other product, absolutely read the label and have a clear idea of what you are looking for.

So, when you are looking for an anti-aging cream, here are 5 power players that are a must-have to reverse the aging process.

  • Retinol

When you are looking for an anti-aging cream, it is absolutely necessary that retinol is present in it. This is the one-stop ingredient for all anti-aging products.

Retinol is nothing but a Vitamin A derivative that works well to treat fine lines on the skin, wrinkles, spots and saggy skin. It helps you in getting rid of the dead cells, and increases the cell turnover, in return. Moreover, it also improves blood circulation in the skin.

  • Hydroquinone

When you are in the race against age to keep your skin fit and healthy, hydroquinone will come in handy to treat spots and marks on your skin.
How does it work?

There are specific enzymes that trigger the production of melanin in the skin. Hydroquinone blocks these enzymes such that the skin can retain its color.

If you want a product that can even out the spots and marks on your skin and can give you a lighter shade, hydroquinone is an absolute must.

  • Antioxidants

Antioxidants are some of the best weapons against skin wrinkling and drying. Antioxidants tend to transform the harmful molecules produced in our body due to pollution and harmful UV rays into harmless ones.

Thus, antioxidants prevent the skin from being damaged environmentally and promote cell growth and repair. In addition, it is highly recommended to consume fresh fruits and vegetables along with antioxidants to get best results.

  • Alpha-hydroxy acids

The primary job of Alpha-hydroxy acids in skin care products is to refresh the skin and keep it fit and healthy. AHAs basically rejuvenate the skin and impart it a youthful glow. They are thus an integral ingredient of all anti-wrinkling products.

Further, AHAs add radiance to the skin and prevent smooth lines. They also help you get rid of dead cells and prevent damage due to wear and tear.

Besides, they also ensure that other anti-wrinkling products can penetrate faster and more easily into the skin.

  • Sunscreen component

Our skin can suffer from an array of potential issues when exposed to the harmful rays of the sun. So, irrespective of what kind of anti-wrinkling cream you are using, it is essential that there is some sunscreen component in it.

A sunscreen component would not only prevent your skin from tanning, but it would also protect your skin from blotching and sagging.

This is the reason perhaps why you should start applying sunscreen from an early age. Otherwise, the harmful UV rays can go a long way in destroying the skin’s elasticity, collagen, and fibers.

6 Botox Facts That Might Come As a Surprise to You

You might have already heard enough about Botox?

Well, there is a lot of hype that a proper Botox treatment can make the wrinkles, crow’s feet and frown lines disappear.
This is the reason perhaps why every year hundreds of thousands of men and women undergo this treatment to get a wrinkle-free and smooth skin.

So, what it actually is?
Let’s start with the basics first and then talk about surprising facts related to it.


What is Botox?

Botulinum Toxin (BTX), commonly known as BOTOX, is a protein obtained from different bacteria and chemical compounds. Botox relaxes and softens the wrinkles, and helps you in getting a smooth skin.

 

Why Botox?

Botox is one of the safest cosmetic treatment as it is well researched, legal, and effective and approved by FDA (in 2002). It is older than you might think; it accidentally came into existence when doctors were attempting to determine the cause of the sudden death of Germans due to food poisoning.

But that’s not just about Botox. There is a lot more to it. Here are 6 Botox facts that may surprise you!

 

Little-Known Botox Facts

  • Botox was discovered accidentally!

Dr. Justinus Kerner accidentally invented Botox in the 1820s when he was attempting to find the cause of food poisoning that led to the sudden death of Germans due to eating meat. He discovered botulinum toxin, in the meat, and named the ailment that killed the Germans, “botulism.”

 

  • Botox can help with chronic pain and cure migraine

If you thought that Botox is just for enhancing your beauty, you might be mistaken.

In fact, doctors have developed FDA-approved Botox injections that can help in the treatment of migraines.
The complete treatment requires 31 Botox injections that are injected over seven different sites on head and neck in a span of 12 weeks.

 

  • Botox can help you through depression

Yes, you read that right.

Botox is helpful in limiting the body’s ability to frown. As frown sends a signal to the brain that can signal depression, the people who could literally not frown were happier than people who could frown.

 

  • Botox was almost used as a weapon in World War II.

 This might sound a bit weird but the United States almost used Botox as a weapon during World War II where they developed a pill of toxins that would be used to intoxicate the food and drinks of high ranked Japanese Officials.

Prostitutes were expected to execute this plan but it was never really executed.

 

  • Botox is not permanent.

Many of us assume that Botox is permanent, but the actual results last only for an average of 4-6 months for most of the people.

 

  • Botox has many medical uses.

Like we already said, Botox has many medical uses that include fixing brow asymmetry, minimizing lines around the nose, decreasing oiliness of skin, minimizing the appearance of the pores, correcting a droopy nose tip, and decreasing scalp sweating.

 

Were you surprised by any of the above-mentioned Botox facts?

Better habits, Better you!

With unhealthy food choices easily available around us today, it becomes pretty difficult for us to successfully break out of the clutches of junk food, which contain high amounts of starch and carbohydrates.
Some reasons why these types of consumables remain our best choice is:
they’re both appealing and easy to get.

You can easily buy a candy bar or potato chips when you are hungry; and when you do, you are satisfied both by how it tastes and how it’s packaged.

However, this kind of meal should be eaten sparingly, because they don’t really help us. The brain needs about 25 grams of glucose circulating the blood stream to function best and maintain alertness; this is the same amount found in one banana.

By consuming a high-sugar and high-carbohydrate meal, your body is given too much glucose at once, which won’t last as insulin kicks in to regulate the sudden spike in sugar levels.
You will be left hungry and weak few moments after consuming these kinds of food, which leads you to eat some more without actually solving the issue.

Therefore, part of the key of being healthy is finding the kind of meal that not only supply your body with the glucose it needs, but can leave you feeling satiated for a longer time.

Food like beans, fish, meat, and some types of vegetables are the kinds of food you want to eat if you intend to eat healthy.
Unlike foods that are high in carbohydrates, these kinds of food don’t just release all the glucose they contain at one go; instead, they release this glucose slowly in the body, ensuring that every time the hypothalamus in your brain checks your blood, there is a good amount of glucose to keep it going.

Having established the above points, here are some good methods to help you make the shift from unhealthy eating habits, to healthy eating.

 

  • Take It A Step At A Time.

You know how difficult it is for a smoker to just quit on his or her smoking habit?

That’s how it is with changing your eating habit, or changing any behaviour you have turned into a habit. Why?
Because before it turns into a habit, your brain and body adjusts to accommodate your new behaviour, and after years of practicing that kind of behaviour, it becomes something you do subconsciously.

Now, telling your body to change is like you trying not to be yourself anymore. It takes patience, and slow steady steps. Hence, you shouldn’t just jump into changing your eating habits but rather, take it slowly.

You can start with baby steps by trying to eat low starch or low sugar meals four times a week, for two weeks.
When your body seems to have adjusted to this change, extend it to five days. You should continue with such small increments until you can eat low-sugar and low-starch meals comfortably for a whole week, to a whole month, and then a whole year.
Baby steps.

 

  • Replace The Crispy

We know how much we love crispy food; once we hear the word crispy, we can already imagine the sound and taste.

However, in order to eat healthy, it’s best we look for other alternatives that don’t only leaves you full for a longer duration, but also have a crispy feel for the satisfaction. Consider fruits or vegetables like cucumbers.

 

  • It is Okay To Indulge Sometimes

Yes, trying to eat healthy doesn’t mean you are then banned from eating high-sugar and high-carbohydrate food other than once in a blue moon.

You can treat yourself to a high-carbohydrate meal one or two days a month.

 

  • Keep Your Mouth Busy

For those who tend to eat a lot, even after they’re filled, this is for you.

Research has shown that, your nose being exposed to strong mint scent, can do wonders to reduce food consumption as the smell influences your appetite.

Hence, you try chewing a mint gum after meals.

 

  • Don’t Skip Breakfast

Research has shown that skipping breakfast only increases the tendency of you consuming more at lunch.

Hence, it is advisable to consume something before leaving your house.
When doing so, ensure there is a healthy mix of the six essential nutrients your body needs to be lively, productive, and healthy: protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, mineral and last but not least, water.

 

Follow these simple tips and slowly, but surely, improve your health through better eating habits!

Beauty tips from around the world that Americans have not heard of yet!

Lets take a peek around the globe!

Somalia: Embrace multitasking beauty

There are only so many hours in a day, so women in Somalia have found a way to squeeze in their beauty rituals.

They wear face masks and hair treatments around the house as they cook, tend the kids and do other chores. The typical face mask is a homemade concoction that blends the spices turmeric and basil with water.
In their hair, they apply henna for natural color.

Japan: Slap yourself silly

You don’t need to handle your skin with kid gloves.
In Japan, women apply moisturizers, serums, and more with vigor.

They slap on facial products to stimulate circulation and to avoid tugging on skin with rubbing motions. In fact, American beauty mogul Elizabeth Arden followed this technique, using spoon-like utensils to slap product onto the skin.

Scandinavia: Saunas are your friend

Heating things up in a sauna is the secret beauty weapon of women in Scandinavian countries.

They believe the treatment helps detoxify the body of impurities and view it as part of an overall healthy lifestyle that promotes natural beauty.
Plus, it’s a nice warm escape from the chilly climate.

Australia: Want beach wave hair? 

They don’t bother with processed sea salt.

Aussie women typically don’t waste money on store-bought products for tousled, beachy waves.

Instead, they commonly collect sea water when they’re at the beach and pour it into a spray bottle to style their hair at home. Judging by the effortless, natural look that sheilas are known for, we’d say this tactic is working.

Argentina: Take waxing into your own hands

If you find yourself going too long between waxes because of the hassle (and cost) of professional waxing, do as the Argentines do.

Wax it yourself. Because maintaining a mostly hairless body is a major beauty goal in this South American country, women often use at-home waxing for weekly hair removal.

Iceland: Invest in the best anti-aging products

Picking up whatever eye cream is on sale at the drug store doesn’t cut it for the women in Iceland.

They carefully choose their anti-aging products and aren’t afraid to spend a pretty penny on highly concentrated plant extracts created through advanced technology.

France: A regular trim is better than any styling product

Although many American women seek long, flowing locks, women in France typically prefer a short- or medium-length cut that grazes the shoulders.

They like to wear it styled in a perfectly messy way, and this requires hair to be healthy and shiny so it doesn’t look too disheveled.
So they schedule regular haircuts to keep their tresses in good shape, which helps them achieve their desired look without the necessity of excess styling products.

Korea: Facials are a necessity — not a luxury

You might treat yourself to a facial for a bit of pampering now and then, but women in Korea — where pristine skin is the ultimate beauty goal — view the treatment as a vital part of their skin care regimen.

Reportedly, female residents spend a large portion of their disposable income on getting facials, typically every other week.

Face Yoga: Anti-Aging Exercises To Age Like Fine Wine

How often have you tried to look young with fewer or no wrinkles around the eyes? Embrace face yoga whole-heartedly.

Here are a set of exercises that would make you look younger in a more natural way, focusing on skin relaxation, acupressure, and massage.

 

  • For attractive eyes

The first exercise revolves around forming a V around the eyes. This yoga exercise is performed in order to get rid of wrinkles around the eyes and to make the eyes look brighter and more active.

The exercise is simple. All you have to do it place your two middle fingers in the space in between the eyebrows and then use your index fingers to apply pressure on the outer corners of the eyes. In this position, move your eyelids upwards. Repeat this six times and relax.

 

  • For a confident smile

This particular yoga activity is useful for reducing lines around the lips and to highlight your smile.

For this, you need to smile and cover your teeth with your lips at the same time. Eventually, you would be forming an O shape with your mouth. Thereafter, maintain the smiling posture and put one finger on your chin and move your jaw up and down by moving your head. Repeat it 6 times for best results.

 

  • For a beautiful neck

Next up is an exercise meant for keeping the neck area fit and free from wrinkles and lines. There are two parts of this task.

Firstly, look straight ahead and place your fingertips on the neck. In this posture, pull your skin down while pushing your head back. Secondly, jut your chin out and up with fingertips on the collarbone, and keep trying to pull the corners of your mouth downwards. Hold this posture for 4 deep breaths. You could repeat this twice to bring about some positive effects.

 

  • For a flawless forehead

If you are concerned about potential forehead lines, we have the perfect exercise for you. For this. Place both your hands on the forehead, keeping the fingers spread out, in between the hairline and the eyebrows. In this position, sweep the fingers outwards, and apply light pressure.

This is done in order to tighten the skin and get smoother textures. Perform this yoga exercise for a few seconds and then relax for some time. Thereafter, repeat this exercise for about 10 times.

 

  • For the perfect eyebrows

Finally, the last exercise on this list is for catering to the skin below the eyes and the eyebrows.
This is a rather easy one.

With the tips pointing towards the nose, place your fingers below your eyes. Make sure your teeth are hidden by your lips and the lower and upper lips are as far away from each other as possible.

Next, you stare at the ceiling and keep fluttering your eyelids. In this way, maintain the posture for 30 seconds.
Take a few moments of rest and then repeat the whole process.

The Ever Benefits of Honey

The 1970s and ’80s saw a spike in generic food.
Many supermarkets sold food (or “food”) in white containers labeled with only the name of the food.
These days, consumers are more aware of where their food comes from, how it is processed, and the varieties available.

Consumers can buy honey in many forms, ranging from honeycombs to the popular liquid honey.
In addition to the different forms of honey, there are different varieties of honey – determined by the type of nectar used to produce it.

Honey can be purchased raw, but most commercial honey is processed in one or more ways.
Honey may be filtered, pasteurised or creamed, and each process alters the honey with the goal of making it more desirable to consumers. Increasingly, however, folks are becoming aware of the health benefits of raw honey.

Most commercially available honey is filtered. Although raw honey is perfectly safe to eat, it may not appeal to consumers.

Honey can be filtered to various degrees.
Some raw honeys undergo a coarse filtration that really only removes wings and “chunks” large enough to be seen with the naked eye. Most commercial honey, however, is filtered to remove particles down to 0.1 to 10 micrometers.
This filtration is tight enough to not only remove macroscopic contaminants, but most pollen as well.

Many honey producers also sell raw honey. Raw honey is usually lightly filtered – just enough to remove the large bits. Raw honey will crystallize, but can be reheated to dissolve the crystals. Because it is not pasteurized, the aroma of the honey will not be diminished. Raw honey may be slightly more nutritious than filtered honey because of the small amount of protein found in the pollen grains.

Mead makers – the folks who make honey wine – view raw honey as the highest quality honey. Compared to other forms of honey, raw honey just smells and tastes better. Some claim honey harvested earlier in the season is generally preferable to honey harvested later.

Raw honey is generally sold as a liquid, although it may be crystallized on the store shelf. Some sources also sell chunks of honey-comb. This is, of course, as raw as honey gets – but it also takes more work to get the honey you want if you need to drain it from the comb.

Different honey varieties smell and taste like the nectar from which they were produced. For many plants, the flower’s nectar has a similar flavor to the fruit.
For example, raspberry blossom honey has a flavor and aroma reminiscent of raspberries.


BENEFITS

  • Natural Energy Source
    Honey is known as an excellent source of natural energy as the natural unprocessed sugar present in it enters the bloodstream directly and this in turn can give a quick boost of energy.
    This quick boost works like a wonder for your workout, especially in longer endurance exercises.
  • Strengthens Immune System
    Honey has countless medicinal properties that naturally help in curing a sore throat. Its antioxidants and bacteria-fighting assets also help against fighting infections that are caused by viruses, bacteria and fungi.
    According to doctors and scientists, buckwheat honey has the highest number of antioxidants and when consumed daily can be beneficial for boosting immunity in the long run and this is why honey has known to be one of the best immunity boosting foods.
    It is always advisable to consume honey every morning before breakfast or even workout to get an extra kick of energy for the whole day. It also works as a cleansing toner which improves immunity in children
  • Nourishes your Face and Skin
    Using Honey for skin is very useful because of its moisturizing and nourishing properties.
    Honey is the best natural moisturizer, especially for your dry skin and it is also very easy to apply.
    It also helps curing cracked lips during winters. Many people also use honey masks for skin tone correction.
  • Boosts your memory
    We are what we eat and hence it is very important to consume foods that help make our mental health strong to sustain in old age.
    Honey, the eternal sweetener has numerous health benefits, one of which includes boosting memory and concentration.
    Honey not only increases brain power and memory but also makes you a healthier person altogether. Consumption of honey prevents metabolic stress and helps calm and soothe the brain, which helps in augmenting memory in the long run.
  • For Healing Wounds
    Honey has antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties, which is why honey is used for healing wounds.
    After any skin injury, bacteria that live on your skin can infect and penetrate the wound site. Honey, has been found to destroy these bacteria.
  • Home Remedy for Coughs
    Honey is known to be one of the best home remedies for dry cough as well as wet cough. Research has also shown that drinking a tablespoon of honey can reduce irritation in the throat.
    Honey is the preferred natural remedy for cough, especially for kids, as it helps to relieve nocturnal cough, allowing proper sleep.

Honey is a wonderful creation that everyone can try to introduce into their lives.