I bought some raw, unheated honey yesterday at Stop and Shop and the cashier found it fascinating. She asked me what the difference was between this and any other honey. Since there was a long line behind me I told her it was raw and because it wasn’t heated or processed like most honey you can buy, all the enzymes are still alive and it’s very healthy whereas when honeys are heated and processed they not much different than using sugar and we all know how bad that is for us.
She asked me if you can use it like you would any honey such as putting it in your tea and of course you can and you should!
Honey is mentioned numerous times in the Bible and has been around that long! Here are just a few honey health facts:
*Buckwheat honey has been found to be a more effective cough remedy than dextromethorphan for children from 2-18 years old.
*Compared to other substances used as sweeteners, honey is much better tolerated by the body, leading to better blood sugar control and sensitivity to insulin.
*Honey promotes immunity, as demonstrated by findings that 32% of cancer patients in an immunity study reported improvement in their quality of life as a result of fewer infections.
*Honey promotes wound healing, its most useful application in medicine and has been proven to heal burns more quickly.
Honey is nutritious and contains vitamins A, B2, B3, B5, C, biotin as well as minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper, iodine, zinc; antioxidants and anti-microbial compounds beneficial for healing, internally and topically. It’s actually been proven to kill E coli bacteria and the bee pollen in it contains protein. Talk about a super food!
As with all things, moderation is the key, but don’t avoid real, raw, unheated, untreated honey.
Do you use honey? Is it raw and unheated?