Mmm I love honey. I actually used to hate honey but over the past few years, my taste buds have changed for the better. My favorite way to eat honey is with butter on a piece of sour dough toast. I’ll be having that tonight as a late-night snack. Mmm. OK back to the point of this post.
The possible benefits of eating honey have been documented in early Roman, Vedic, Greek and Islamic texts. The healing powers of honey were mentioned by philosophers and scientists since ancient times. We’re talking about Aristotle and Aristoxenus here.
Raw honey is honey that hasn’t been heated, pasteurized or processed. If you can get raw honey, I highly recommend it, because the differences in benefits between raw and pasteurized honey are substantial.
- contains natural vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants and other natural nutrients that can help people digest food more easily and help treat ulcers and diarrhea
- can be used as a probiotic because some varieties of honey possess large amount of friendly bacteria including up to 6 species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobacteria
- has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties
- promotes body and digestive health
- strengthens the immune system
- eliminates allergies
- is an excellent remedy for skin wounds and infections
- is useful in treating upper respiratory infections. Studies have shown that a small amount of raw honey was more effective than an over-the-counter cough treatment.
- can be a great at-home skin treatment to nourish and moisturize
Talk to Me
- Do you like honey?
- What’s your favorite kind of honey/where do you buy it?
- Did you know about the health benefits of honey?