honey & health

NATURE’S SWEETENER

What is Honey?

Honey is the sweet, amber colored liquid produced by honeybees from the nectar of flowers. The foraging worker bee sucks up the nectar using her proboscis and mixes it with enzymes in her stomach. She returns to the hive & transfers to another worker bee who adds even more enzymes. The honey is stored in a honeycomb and fanned until its moisture content reaches about 17%. It will then be capped with beeswax to seal and protect the honey.

Why Eat Natural Honey?IMG_1988

Honey in its natural state, contains all the pollen, enzymes and other micronutrients that are usually destroyed by heat when processed. Many people believe that raw honey contains additional health benefits over pasteurized honey and it has been used through the ages to promote good health and beauty. It is a healthier substitution for sugar and processed sweeteners in cooking & baking. 

What is Honey good for?

Honey naturally boosts energy without spiking insulin levels * Lowers blood sugar levels * Builds immunity system * Natural source of carbs * Boosts athletic performance & endurance while reducing muscle fatigue * Contains antioxidant, antibacterial & antimicrobial properties * Speeds up metabolism * Eases stress hormones * Improves sleep * Increases calcium absorption * Treats skin wounds & infections * Natural laxative * Aids digestion * Helps with allergies & asthma * Suppresses coughs & soothes sore throats * Reduces inflammation & scarring *

What does Honey Contain?

Vitamins:
Vitamins A1, B1, B6, B12, C, D, E, Folic Acid, Niacin, Riboflavin

Minerals:
Calcium,, Iron, Phosphorus, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc

Enzymes & Coenzymes:
18 different amino acids, Flavonoids, Alkaloids, Absorbic Acid

Antioxidants:
Selenium, Pinocembrin, Pinobanksin, Chrysin, Galagin, Catalase

 

CAUTION: 
Honey should not be consumed by infants under the age of one year or those with a compromised immune system. This information is in no way intended to replace the expert advice of your health care professional.

 

 

 

 

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