Oh Honey

Did I get you’re attention? Let’s talk about honey. Today everyone seems to be looking for more real and healthier foods. With all of the chemicals used in our foods today, either directly or indirectly, it’s no wonder many of us are experiencing allergies, skin problems, and other more serious problems. I could go on about all kinds of problems with our foods today, but raw honey is what I would like to talk about today. (Most honey found in stores has been heated and processed, this removes much of the vitamins and minerals from the honey).

Honey is one of the oldest natural sweeteners. From what I have read,  honey is one of nature’s purest foods. It’s not just a sweetener but a functional food,(natural food with health benefits). Raw honey, which is unprocessed honey, contains 22 amino acids, 27 minerals, and 5,000 enzymes. Vitamins found in honey include B6, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin.

Honey has been used for years as a healing food. It has been used to help in healing burns and wounds. Apply it directly to the problem area and cover with a dressing. It is a natural cough syrup, one or two spoon fulls before bed. Many people use honey to help with allergies, I don’t have problems with allergies, but many people I know use honey and won’t go without it. When it gets close to allergy season I get a lot of calls wanting to know if I have any honey for sale. My understanding of how it works is raw honey contains bee pollen, which is known to help fight infections and boost immunity. The bees collect pollen from plants and flowers, which is what causes you to suffer. As you consume raw honey you are taking in that pollen that makes you suffer. After a period of time you become less sensitive to what is causing your suffering. There is much more to know about honey, more than I am going to get into here. Hopefully I have peeked your interest in honey and you will either try some in your regular diet or find out more about what honey can offer you. The internet is full of information on raw honey. If you want to try honey, locate a beekeeper near you, most of them only sell raw unprocessed honey. For allergy sufferers it is best to get honey in 50-60 mile radius of where you live. Until next time, God Bless

 

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