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Ten Top Reasons Why Honey is Good for You:

Ten Top Reasons Why Honey is Good for You:

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    1. Sweetener - and now you know why we keep bees:  Sugar can be substituted with honey in many food and drinks. Honey contains about 69% glucose and fructose, enabling it to be used as a sweetener that is better for your overall health than normal white sugar.

    2. Weight Loss - maybe, if you are more moderate with it than we are: Though honey has more calories than sugar, when honey is consumed with warm water, it helps in digesting the fat stored in your body. Similarly, honey and lemon juice as well as honey and cinnamon help in reducing weight. 

    3. Energy Source - very handy when you need to lift hundreds of heavy bee boxes a day:  The carbohydrates in honey can be easily converted into glucose, hence energy, by even the most sensitive stomachs, since it is very easy for the body to digest this pure, natural substance.

    4. Improving Athletic Performance - we would love to hear about your new records: Honey is an excellent ergogenic aid and helps in boosting the performance of athletes. Honey is a great way to maintain blood sugar levels, muscle recuperation and glycogen restoration after a workout, as well as regulating the amount of insulin in the body, as well as energy expenditure.

    5. Source of Vitamins and Minerals - it's always good to have some of those: Honey contains a variety of vitamins and minerals. The type of vitamins and minerals and their quantity depends on the type of flowers used for apiculture. Commonly, honey contains Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron.

    6. Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties: Honey has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so it is often used as a natural antiseptic in traditional medicines.

    7. Antioxidants - that's probably why the bees were doing so great for millions of years: Honey contains nutraceuticals, which are very effective for the removal of free radicals from the body. As a result, our body immunity is improved against many conditions, even potentially fatal ones like cancer or heart disease.

    8. Skin Care with Milk and Honey - we all deserve a little Egyptian royalty buzz in our bathtub: Milk and honey are often served together, since both of these ingredients help in creating smooth, beautiful skin. Consuming milk and honey every morning is a common practice in many countries for this very reason.

    9. Honey in Wound Management - ask your children if they would like some honey on their cut finger, and see how long it stays there: Significant research is being carried out to study the benefits of honey in the treatment of wounds. 

    10. Its good for the soul. A little bit like chicken soup, just sweeter.

 

Quality is everything - Raw is everything:

  • All the wonderful qualities above can be lost if the honey is heated before being bottled. Heating honey leads to drastic changes in its chemical composition. As a result, heating to high temperatures reduces the benefits of honey. It is no wonder many people prefer raw honey. While raw honey by definition signifies less processing (and no heating), organic honey is prepared using stringent organic honey production and processing standards, in which heating to high temperatures is not allowed.

 


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