What is Raw Honey?

Honey — a term of “endearment”

I dedicate this post to my dear friend Margaret — who has been my number 1 supporter since Rejuvenation And Wellness (RAW) began.  She sent me this link knowing how much I love RAW honey, but more than that, how much I love the BENEFITS of raw honey.

RAW Honey
RAW Honey

I sort of knew the benefits of honey, without knowing that I knew the benefits of honey!  Does that make sense?  Well — really, it does.  Let’s look at an example . . .

When you’re a child and you’re home sick with a cold and sore throat — what does mom make for you (other than chicken noodle soup)?  Tea with honey!!  When I was a child and came down with strep throat,  my mother would give me honey to suck on.  It coated my throat,  took care of the pain, but moreover — the taste was divine!

Some other interesting facts about honey:

  • What food never spoils?   Honey!  We knew that growing up!
  • By law, honey never contains any artificial ingredients
  • Bacteria will never grow in honey
  • Honey is hygroscopic; it sucks moisture from the air, which is why it is such a great addition to baking. It keeps baked good moist and also adds shelf-life because of its anti-bacterial, or anti-oxidant, qualities.
  • This antiseptic quality of honey is also why it is recommended as a healing agent for minor cuts, scrapes and especially burns.  It is recommended you try it instead of antibiotic ointment. Cover as usual with a band-aid, and see how remarkably it cures.
  • Honey has a lower glycemic index than sugar. This means it doesn’t raise blood sugar levels as quickly.

Below is an article sent to me from Margaret.  It’s great to maneuver around — click on some of the tabs — learn more about RAW Honey.

What is Raw Honey?

Experts are now claiming numerous  health benefits of Cinnamon and Honey for your overall health as well.  Here’s a link to that article:

 http://www.newrealities.com/index.php/articles-on-health/item/532-the-healing-benefits-of-cinnamon–honeyand then I checked it out on

http://www.snopes.com/medical/homecure/honey.asp

But honey isn’t all work and no play!  It tastes delicious and it’s a great sugar substitute so I also wanted to share some recipes that include honey — yet I wanted to share  allergy-free (unless you’re allergic to honey — then these are not for you), simple and delicious recipes.  Click on the links to view.

http://blog.honeypacifica.com/raw-cacao-coconut-cookie-bites/

http://www.homeonthepasture.com/blog/2012/03/02/gluten-free-banana-bread-with-raw-honey/

So, there you have it.  One of nature’s most perfect foods.  The uses are endless.  Why not come up with some of your own and share them with us as well!  Leave a comment below if you have good tips, allergy-free recipes  or everyday usages for honey (be nice though).  Some women use it as a facial scrub or mask.  Let your imagination be your guide.  However you use it, whether you eat it, cook with it or have a household tip or usage for it, the one thing that you must do is . . .

Enjoy it!

Michele  ♥

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