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Honey is a natural sugar alternative and because it’s organic and has no additives, it’s easy on the digestive system. It remains stable in all cooking process, and has an indefinite shelf life!

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Recorded history mentions honey as far back as 2100 B.C. in ancient Babylonia. When the Spaniards came to Central America in 1600 AD they found the natives practicing beekeeping.

Honey bees work hard to make honey. They must visit over 2 million flowers, flying the equivalent of around the world three times, to make just one pound of honey.

Each worker bee will make only 1/12th of a teaspoon in its lifetime. Bees are a necessary part of our ecology, pollinating vegetables, fruits, legumes, and other plants with flowers that they visit for honey production.

Honey has been used as a medicine for centuries. We now know that there are many good reasons that it was believed to have healing properties.

Modern research has discovered that the antioxidants and flavonoids in honey will help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease. Other studies show that honey may help gastrointestinal problems such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis because of honey’s antibacterial properties and because the bees add an enzyme to the honey that makes hydrogen peroxide.

Modern athletes might want to model ancient Olympic athletes who ate dry figs and honey to enhance their performance. Current studies are revealing that honey excels in helping the body maintain glycogen levels and improves recovery time.

Remember grandma’s homemade cough syrup of honey and lemon juice?  Grandma was right! It seems that buckwheat honey is especially effective, equal to or better than the ingredient dextromethorphan in relieving a nighttime cough.

Diabetics are turning to honey to take the place of other sweeteners in their diet. Honey is the perfect combination of fructose and glucose which actually helps the body regulates blood sugar levels. Some honeys actually have a low glycemic index number so they do not spike your blood sugar level when you eat it.

Honey is also a probiotic, bringing healthy bacteria into your body and is used in combination with other ingredients to heal burns and is an ingredient in home beauty treatments.

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It is important to be aware that the best honey to buy is local, raw honey. Livestrong.com explains that only the raw, unpasteurized honey from your local community will provide optimum health benefits.

The article also explains that the local, raw honey will also help build your body’s immune system to help with allergies and other immune system illnesses. Honey really is the perfect food!

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