In our age of western medicine, the society has turned away from the natural health remedies that were greatly used by our ancestors. We often rely more on the modern chemically produced pills than all natural traditional medicine. As we know, every country has its own tradition of home remedies. Honey has been the main source of sweetness and a home remedy in Russian tradition throughout centuries. Growing up in Russia, I remember having honey on multiple occasions. Whether it was a holiday or just an everyday tea drinking – there was honey! Honey is much sweeter than sugar and is far better for you. Honey is essentially a highly concentrated water solution of two sugars, which our bodies break down easier and faster. Because honey is low on the Glycemic Index, it is gradually absorbed into the blood stream.
The health benefits of honey include
- Antibacterial and antifungal properties;
- It is a great source of vitamins and minerals and contains antioxidants that improve our immunity.
- Honey also has its effect on weight Loss which makes me mostly excited!
- Did you know that though honey has more calories than sugar, honey when consumed with warm water helps in digesting the fat stored in your body?
But when possible, buy raw honey, organic because the heating during manufacturing destroys nutrients and enzymes. Additionally, locally grown raw honey from the area you live is more beneficial as it possesses the immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment. The best part about it, you don’t have to sacrifice the taste of sweetness by using sugar substitutes, but can actually enjoy eating what you like and be healthy at the same time!!!
YS Organic Bee Farms CERTIFIED ORGANIC RAW HONEY 100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC HONEY Raw, Unprocessed, Unpasteurized – Kosher 32oz