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Honey is so yummy

In this article, we will be looking at your health and what part honey plays to ensure that you have the best health ever. We all love honey, well most of us I guess, but it is so amazing how people enjoy this thick beautiful gooey

stuff, but never give thought as to the benefit that honey has. Sure we all know that honey comes from bees, but do you know that honey is also used in medical practices to help cure patients. But before we go there I want us to go on a journey to find out about this thing call honey.

The journey of honey

Shopping time again, so what do we do pull out that pen and notepad and begin to list of items that we need. As you are about to stop writing, you remember that you also need a bottle of honey, can’t make that favorite recipe of yours without it.

off to the supermarket you go, while you are walking the aisles what catches your attention, that shelves that are loaded with mouth water honey, I am sure that this isle would be Winnie the Pooh’s favorite. You happily grab a bottle or two and off you go to complete your shopping.

Bees are our friends

Believe it or not, bees are our friends, it is because of these little insects that are called beneficial, we can enjoy the wonderful taste of honey and its many uses.

Honey comes from bees that suck nectar from flowers, these bees suck nectar from millions of flowers. The nectar is then stored in the bees stomachs. The stomach that they use to store this honey is different from the stomach that is used to digest foods. Yes, I know who ever thought that bees would have two stomachs.

The bees then return to the hive with the nectar. The nectar is then regurgitated, this nectar is then passed on to other worker bees, these worker bees then passes  the nectar to other bees, as this passing of the nectar continues (it’s like being on the ball court and passing the basketball from one team member to the other)

what is happening here is as the honey is being passed from work bee to work bee, the enzymes from these bees break down these complex sugars into simple sugars, the nectar is then spread throughout the honeycombs. As the nectar dries it gets thick, the worker bees also fans the nectar to speed up the process. Once the nectar is dried we have honey, mouth watering sweet honey.

The purpose of honey

Why do bees make honey anyway? is it because they have nothing better to do and wants to show off their creative skills, bees produces honey so that they can have food during the winter months.

But of course, we also help ourselves to this sweet delight that has so many benefits. So we ought to be thankful for our little friends that make this all possible. Give me a 1 give me a 2 let’s give it up for these beneficial insects that do such an amazing job.

Vitamin content of honey

Vitamin B6, maganese, magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, zinc, sodium, potassium, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin.

Your health and honey

What are some of the benefits of honey?

1.Honey has been used to soothe a sore throat.

2.Honey helps to regulate blood sugar level

3.Honey can give a quick energy boost.

4.Appling honey is said to heal minor burns.

5.Honey helps to relieve coughs.

6.Honey is used to help fight infections.

7.Helps with skin improvement.

8.Helps to fight against heart disease.

9.Helps to fight against cancer.

10.Helps to heal wounds.

11.Filled with antioxidants.

12.Helps to relieve allergies.

And guess what there are a lot more benefits of using honey, but we will stop here for now.

Final word

Honey is so wonderful we use it in cakes, pies, gum, candies and all sorts of other sweet treats, but best of all honey is used to restore persons back to good health, so the next time you see our little insect friends busy about their work, remember they are hard at work to ensure that we have the best  nature has to offer.

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16 comments

  1. johnny says:

    Hi Norman
    What a great article about honey and how bees produce it.

    why do bees have two stomachs?

    Never had any idea that there was so much vitamins in honey.

    You say that honey can help control blood sugar,
    I am diabetic, so could honey help me control my diabetes?

    bye for now

    johnny

    1. Norman says:

      Hello johnny it is so good to meet you, Bees are very amazing in how they are a great help too us. I was pretty surprise also in my research to find out that bees have to stomach. In my opinion God create everthing for a purpose, He create the honey bee this way to produce honey. Besides it is good to know that the stomach that they carry nectar in is not mixed with other stuff that they feed on.

      Honey can help, but before you try this it is best to seek your doctors advice on this first just to be on the safe side. Hope this helps, all the best to you and have a good day.

  2. Lidia says:

    I loved this blog about honey! I always keep a jar of honey on my kitchen shelf and use it to make lots of sweet desserts. I lived on an Island where we had a beehive and we produced tons of honey from there. I do feel very fortunate to have bees as part of our lives and really wish that they don’t ever become extinct. They are definitely crucial to our health and the health of the planet. Thanks for the blog!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Linda it is so good to meet you, I am glad to see that honey is a part of your diet good for you. Keep up the good work, thanks for sharing, all the best to you and have a good day.

  3. Hollie Rose says:

    I love cooking with honey! Most of the food I cook has honey in. However, I’m terrified of bees.
    Your article is so interesting. It’s so nice to learn how honey is made- after all we have so much use from it.
    I also didn’t know that there are so many health benefits to honey. Thanks for such an informative article!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Hollie it is so good to meet you, it is so amazing all of the use that we get out of honey. No need to fear bees, as long as we stay out of their way and respect these wonders of nature we will be find. Thanks for commenting, all the best to you and have a good day.

  4. Penelope says:

    Thanks for all this great info about honey. Honey is so delicious and it’s good to know all these other benefits. For instance, I didn’t know that it helped with blood sugar regulation. I had heard that it helped with allergies, if the bees fed off of your local plants and pollen. very cool!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Penelope so nice to see you, honey is delicious like you said and have all those awesome benefits, I am glad that you like it and it is also good to know that you made honey a part of your diet. I am glad that I could help. Have a good day.

  5. Chris Towers says:

    Awesome information here.

    I live in Rhodes (Greece) and honey is popular here. In fact there are hundreds of shops dedicated to selling honey alone.

    I love it, and I also know it is good for you. But i did not know it had all the health factors like you say.

    Really interesting, and thanks for the education!

    Chris

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Mr. Towers it is so good to see you again, and thanks for commenting. Honey has so many benefits besides its great taste. Our little insect friends sure do a great job, I am glad to hear that you are using honey in your diet also. The benefits that you are recieving from this is so awesome. All the best to you my friend and thanks again.

  6. Rhett says:

    Like you I really enjoy honey and I put it on all kinds of things. For instance, my favorite use for honey may be on pancakes! Typically, I try to purchase locally harvested raw honey to help build my tolerance to the allergens in my area. If nothing else it is just plain delicious!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Rhett it is so good to meet you honey is so amazing and has so many benefits besides the great taste. Thanks for sharing, all the best to you and have a good day.

  7. Ruby says:

    I like to use honey in my food because I have very severe IBS and it is reputed to help with that. I also love the taste of it. I am going to do some gardening this year and plan to plant bee friendly flowers. Do you have any tips for doing that?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello again so nice to to hear from you, honey has so many benefits and we have our little insect friends to thank. Bees are attracted to balm, zinnias, chives, sage, basil, flower broccoil and sunflowers. These are just a few of the many plants that you can use to attract bees.

      Make sure and find out about the water requirements of each plant, the planting depth, soil type. Hope this helps, all the best to you and have a good day.

  8. karlene says:

    I enjoy reading your article on the benefit of eating honey. I will say that i don’t eat honey as often but after reading this I will consider buying some honey. never knew that they were so much vitamins in honey alone. thanks for sharing valuable information. do you have a brand of honey that you enjoy?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Karlene it is so good to meet you, and it is so amazing how many benefits honey has. For me I am not really stuck on a brand but you can try billy bee, rowse, natural healthy pure honey. These are just a few of the many brands you can try. Hope this helps, all the best to you and have a good day.

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