Move Over Aunt Jemima, Here Comes Honey!

There’s a reason your mother always made you tea with honey whenever you were getting sick with a sore throat.  She may not have known it, and was maybe just following a tradition, but honey is a powerful natural remedy with antibacterial properties that offers numerous health benefits.

Use honey wherever you would use a sweetener….in place of jelly for peanut bhealth-benefits-honeyutter and honey sandwiches, in your tea, in your oatmeal instead of syrup, on pancakes, waffles, fruit, etc. I absolutely love to start my day with whole grain waffles, all natural peanut butter and a drizzle of local honey.  Sorry Aunt Jemima, but your syrup is loaded with junk like high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors.  So move over Auntie, here comes honey.

Five Reasons You Should Eat More Honey

1.  Honey can boost your immune system. Its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can also help improve the digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight disease.

2.Honey possesses carcinogen-preventing (anti-cancer) and anti-tumour properties! It can not cure cancer by any means but it can certainly help combat free radicals in your body.

3. Thanks to its antimicrobial properties, honey not only soothes throats but can also kill certain bacteria that causes the infection

4. Honey is a great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies

5. Use in place of sugary sweeteners. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly to give us energy, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy and reducing insulin spikes.

Local honey is best!  You can get local honey at farmer’s markets, Wegmans or natural health food stores.