Honey Health

 

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Everyone wants to be healthy.  Then make honey part of your daily diet.  Just a spoonful a day of LOCAL HONEY can help build immunity to local pollen and allergies.  Here are some more health tips:

  • Honey contains vitamins and antioxidants, but is fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free!
  • Not a spinach lover? Eat honey – it has similar levels of heart-healthy antioxidants!
  • One antioxidant called “pinocembrin” is only found in honey.
  • For years, opera singers have used honey to boost their energy and soothe their throats before performances.
  • Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.
  • Honey has the ability to attract and absorb moisture, which makes it remarkably soothing for minor burns and helps to prevent scarring.
  • Honey speeds the healing of open wounds and also combats infection.
  • As recently as the First World War, honey was being mixed with cod liver oil to dress wounds on the battlefield.
  • Modern science now acknowledges honey as an anti-microbial agent, which means it deters the growth of certain types of bacteria, yeast and molds.
  • Honey and beeswax form the basics of many skin creams, lipsticks, and hand lotions.
  • Queen Anne of England, in the early 1700’s, invented a honey and olive oil preparation to keep her hair healthy and lustrous.
  • According to Dr. Paul Gold, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, “people remember things much better after they’ve consumed glucose, a form of sugar found in honey.”
  • Honey is nature’s energy booster! It provides a concentrated energy source that helps prevent fatigue and can boost athletic performance.
  • Recent studies have proven that athletes who took some honey before and after competing recovered more quickly than those who did not.
  • Honey supplies 2 stages of energy. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost. The fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy.

 

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