Honey - It does a body good!
Of course we know that honey is much healthier for you than sugar, corn syrup or synthetic sweeteners. At TheraBee, we use our honey, along with propolis, royal jelly, beeswax and pollen in our all natural body care for their healing benefits. So it's no surprise you're hearing more and more about this healthy food. This is an excerpt from Realfarmacy.com's article - "5 Food-Medicines That Could Possibly Save Your Life" ...
...Bees produce a wide range of therapeutic substances beyond honey, e.g. propolis, bee venom, royal jelly, beeswax, bee pollen, etc., but this sweet, sticky stuff that we all love to dip our paw into occasionally, is the most well-known and most copiously consumed of them all – and for good reason, it tastes great!
But did you know that this sweet treat is one of nature’s most powerful healing agents, as well? Here is just a smattering of some of honey’s more scientifically researched health benefits and/or applications:
- Aspirin-Induced Gastrointestinal Toxicity (honey coats the delicate linings of the stomach, preventing aspirin-induced lesions and bleeding)
- Bacterial Infections
- Candida infection (despite the fact that honey contains sugar, it demonstrates anti-fungal properties)
- Dental plaque (a recent study showed that Manuka honey was a viable alternative to chemical mouthwash in dissolving dental plaque)[iii]
- Diabetic Ulcer
- Herpes-related ulcers
- MRSA (especially for Manuka honey)
There are many more uses for honey than covered here. Needless to say, replacing synthetic sweeteners or highly processed sugars or high fructose corn syrup with a moderate amount of honey may be a great preventative health step to take.
To read the full article, go to Realfarmacy.com