Did you know that to make one pound of honey, honey bees must tap into two million flowers? Did you also know that a hive of bees fly over fifty-five thousand miles to bring that one pound of honey?
Raw honey is an amazing whole food that is 80% natural sugar, 18% water and 2% vitamins and minerals that are essential for growth and development. It has antioxidants and is a fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free food. Just think...John the Baptist survived on nothing but locust and wild honey! Ok...I can do without the locust but the honey is great!
Some benefits of eating honey:
Aids in digestion
Boosts energy naturally
Natural remedy for some ailments
Doctors have started using honey to help diabetics heal sores and foot ulcers. Honey, with it's natural anti-biotic properties, is believed to heal wounds and fight infections.
Many places in the Bible mention honey and yet we've gone on to "better" sources of sweets. Actually, we've gone on to cheaper sweets but honey was always associated with good health and even wealth. Remember the land "flowing with milk and honey?"
Our family has brought honey back into our lives as a way to get back to a more natural diet. We've used it as sweetener in our drinks and in all of our baking. In most cases, it can be substituted in your recipes but it's just as good over warm bread or biscuits!
I encourage you to try some this week!
Have a great day!