For centuries honey has been known to be a gem in the food world. Honey has so many amazing qualities that it is difficult to write an article explaining each of them! Personally, I love honey and everything about it! As a little kid I used to go to the local apple orchards and buy honeycomb with my parents! When my mother was a child she used to put honey on her cereal instead of sugar.
For starters, Honey is a really great sweetener for those of you looking to cut out sugar from your diet. It is naturally sweet and (usually) doesn't bring your blood sugar up (this statement is not always 100% true- some people with really bad diabetes will see spikes in blood glucose levels when eating honey. Before using honey talk to your doctor to be sure that it is okay!) Honey is also great for your skin. I personally use it in many of my beauty products in my line. It has healing properties, so it heals wounds, acne, and scars overtime.
A fun fact for those vegetarians and vegans out there, gram for gram, honey has 5-7 times more protien than meat! So honey is another source of protien for you!
It is also beneficial in detoxing and weight loss. You can mix honey, cinnamon, and water together in the morning for a good metabolism boost!
For those women out there who are trying to start a family-- start adding raw honey to your diet daily! Honey strengthens the uterus and provides tons of vitamins and minerals for you and your baby! It also is a fertility booster for men and women. Those of you women who are prone to miscarrages, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, etc- add honey to your diet!
Honey is also an antibacterial! You can use it topically- apply directly on bed sores, diabetic foot ulcers, burns, cuts, cracked nipples (from breast feeding), ulcers of any kind, surgical wounds, and infected wounds from a trauma. You can use it orally to treat: diptheria, urinary tract infections, respiratory infections, sore throats, scarlet fever, colds, coughs, ear infections, stomach ulcers, acid reflux and many many more ailments!
One thing that must be said time and time again: Honey is not okay for children under the age of 1 because it has been known (from being in its raw state) to cause botulism.
Bee Pollen is also a superfood! David Wolfe writes in his book, Superfoods
"Bee pollen increases strength, energy, endurance, and speed. It provides a quicker recovery from exercise; returns heart rate to normal; and improves endurance for repeat exertion."
I could go on and on and on and ON about different bee products and how they are amazing for your health, but I would be here all night and day writing this post! If you have any further questions about bee products and what they can do for your health, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to let you know! Also look into picking up David Wolfe's Superfoods book! It runs about $20 give or take and you will love the book!
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.