Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Honey, I Love You

The Benefits of Honey 

 1. Immune System Booster- Honey is a powerful immune system booster. It can be beneficial to your digestive system because of it's antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties.

2. Natural Energy Booster- Your body can absorb the glucose that is in honey quickly. It will give you an immediate energy boost. While the fructose in the honey will be absorbed more slowly to provide sustained energy.

3.Anti Cancer Properties-  Honey possesses carcinogen-preventing and anti-tumor properties. Read why here.

4. Natural remedy for many ailments-  Honey is an anti bacteria. It is used for many conditions such as for soothing sore throat, digestive upset such as nausea or as a natural antiseptic.

5. Antioxidant-  Honey has nutraceuticals. These remove free radicals from our body. What are nutraceuticals?

Is all honey created equal?

Raw honey is the concentrated nectar of flowers that comes straight from the extractor; it is the only unheated, pure, unpasteurized, unprocessed honey. Raw honey is alkaline forming , meaning that it has ingredients close to those found in fruits, which become alkaline in the digestive system. Many think raw honey is the healthiest choice because it has a high nutritional value. Raw honey also contains amylase, which is an  enzyme concentrated in flower pollen. This enzyme helps your body predigest starchy foods.

Manuka Honey- A honey produce in New Zealand. It comes from bees that pollinate the Manuka bush. Most honeys contain hydogen peroxide but Manuka Honey also contains methylglyoxal (MG). MG is found in many honeys in small amounts but Manuka Honey has a high content of this. The higher the MG amounts the higher the anti bacterial effects.

1. Cinnamon and Honey Remedy

2. Apple Cider and Vinegar Remedy

3. Ginger, Lemon Juice and Honey Antibacterial Tea

4. Other Honey Remedies

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Where do I get Raw or Manuka Honey? 

You can purchase Manuka Honey on these websites:

My friend Jeff sells local honey, unfiltered, unheated from chemical/treatment free bees. 
He has a facebook group with many more great links and information about honey.  Check it out here!

Jeff often donates portions of his profits to Lyme Patients.


  Or on Amazon

If you have any home remedies using honey please leave them in the comment section below.

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