Q: Is honey something I should use or avoid, especially if I am trying to watch my weight?
A: Honey in its completely natural form is INCREDIBLE! Those lil’ powerhouse bees sure know what they are doing. My golden rule is always, ‘if it looks like it does in nature then eat it, if not, then ditch it!’
Anything that nature provides, and that is left alone by man (ie not tampered with) is meant to be used because there is massive benefit to using it! Now in moderation of course, if you start eating 12 spoons a day i would be raising an eyebrow (or two) It is fructose (roughly 4g per teaspoon of honey), so we don’t want to overload your liver and pancreas now.
Here are some of the benefits of eating pure, raw organic honey:
- Honey is made up of sugars, but in moderation they are far better than processed store bought brown or white sugar! At least they do good instead of break down!
- Honey even contains amino acids! The building blocks essential for muscle development
- Honey is antibacterial and antifungal…it heals!!!
- It can be used to suppress a cough, heal a wound, treat eczema (ask me, I use honey everyday on my face..the bees love me hahah)
- It is so sweet so you use far less than synthetic sugars
- It helps fight allergies because of all the pollen content, hmm use pollen to fight pollen allergy…boom!
- Honey helps your liver process alcohol…ha!
- Honey can help fight cancer, when combined with Bicarb it acts as a trojan horse, the cells open up to let it in and the bicarb is disguised and hits it from inside the cell!
- As part of your beauty regime it can be used as treatment for wounds, scars and acne! Eczema, psoriasis and ouchies, for dandruff, face mask (just don’t go stand outside or you will have a few new friends buzzing around your face!)
Criteria for buying honey:
- Find a farmer or Buy from a local farm stall
- Honey should not be runny! Proper pure honey is thick! Ask me, we farm with bees and our honey is completely untouched!!! It doesn’t run off the spoon, it move like a snail
- Untouched honey is not crystal clear, you can usually see particles in raw honey
- It should have a distinct botanical smell, from the plants or trees the bees collected pollen and nectar from.
Use a little everyday, 1 tiny bit in tea..or use instead of sugar in your baking…and definitely a must to add to your medical cabinet!