Thursday, February 05, 2009

Honey: Miracle Food

Honey (the natural honey that comes from bees) is a miracle food.
When I kept bees, I was in awe at the process that goes into making honey.  The bees made the honey, laid their eggs in the honey and ingested it for food.  The bees were disciplined and militant and miraculous.
Doctors advise against giving honey to children under 1 year of age.
Honey itself is amazing, tasting utterly delicious, but also with positive health benefits.
  • Cough - 1 tsp can soothe your throat and help with a cough
  • Laxative - Stir 2 tsp in warm water, like a honey tea
  • Protectant- Insect Bites, small abrasions can be covered with honey to protect them from exposure until you can get first aid
  • Skin care - rubbing honey on skin soothes eczema then rinse off
  • Anti-bacterial - inhibits bacterial growth
  • Source of antioxidants
  • 64 calories per tablespoon
  • Honey is an ergogenic acid that boosts performance in athletes.  It maintains blood sugar levels, muscle recuperation and glycogen restoration after a workout. (Ancient Olympians ate figs and honey to enhance their performance.)  

1 comment:

Cam said...

Just bought some this week - Here's to honey!