National Honey Month - September 08, 2016
September is National Honey Month! Honey has the ability to sweeten and enhance almost any recipe. Did you know that it also has a variety of health benefits, here are just a few!
- The flavonoids and antioxidants in honey can help to reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
- Reduces complications with ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders including bacterial gastroenteritis.
- During the manufacturing process of honey, bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide which provides anti-bacterial and anti-fungal elements to honey.
- Increased performance through boosting and maintaining a glycogen levels and is a great natural sweetener.
- Reduce cough and throat irritation through the use of honey, especially buckwheat honey. Honey has been shown to be just as effective as a single does of dextromethorphan.
- Blood sugar regulation is also a benefit of honey, because the honey has the exact combination of fructose and glucose works together with the body to regulate blood sugar levels. Some honey is even considered to be low hypoglycemic index.
- Heals wounds and burns by applying honey to the surface of the wound. This has been proven to be as effective as silver sulfadiazine.
- Probiotic, some honeys contain large amounts of friendly bacteria. These friendly bacteria’s include 6 species of lactobacilli and 4 species of bifidobactera.
- Beautiful skin, since honey has anti-bacterial qualities and when honey is combined with other ingredients it can be moisturizing and nourishing to the skin.
Since honey has so many benefits and a variety of uses then add a little more honey into your diet through delicious recipes. If you need some ideas, please visit our Recipe of the Week page.