Promoting Your Health with Honey
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 this would be Winnie the Pooh bear favorite aisle. 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 insects, 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 whoever 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 fan 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 want to show off their creative skills, bees produce honey so that they can have food during the winter months.
But of course, we also help ourselves with 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, manganese, 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. Applying honey is said to heal minor burns.
5. Honey helps to relieve coughs.
6. Honey is used to help fight infections.
7. It helps with skin improvement.
8. It helps to fight against heart disease.
9. It helps to fight against cancer.
10. It helps to heal wounds.
11. Honey is filled with antioxidants that are good for our health.
12. It helps to relieve allergies.
The 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.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.