Honey is the sweet path to better health

Published 5:14 pm Saturday, December 31, 2011

Do you know the health benefits of eating local raw honey?

Honey has a long, healing history. It’s been used for centuries for its healing properties. It’s a tasty baking alternative to table sugar and much better for you. It’s best if you buy locally grown organic raw honey whenever you can.

Locally grown because it’s produced by bees which are from the environment in which you live. It is always best to grow or consume foods from the area in which you live as they contain the immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment.

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And when you buy from local independent farmers, you help them stay in business, which supports our local economy. Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of honey:

•Taking organic raw honey is a healthy way to get an energy boost. Its carbohydrates supply us with energy and strength. It can boost your endurance and reduce muscle fatigue.

•Honey is a great aid in relieving morning sickness, reportedly even more effective than traditional soda crackers. It’s also good for sore throats including laryngitis and pharyngitis.

•Honey and cinnamon can help in many areas including relief from bladder infections, arthritis, upset stomach and bad breath. It’s even supposed to be able to slow down hair loss.

•Raw honey can be used as a medication for men with problems of impotence and women with problems related to infertility. Warm raw goat milk and raw honey is believed to increase sperm count considerably.

•A salve made of honey, for diabetic ulcers, has been proven effective when other topical antibiotics are not well tolerated. It can be applied to eczema, canker sores or bleeding gums.

•Honey and apple cider vinegar can be used for many ailments like stomach aches, constipation and even migraines.

•Honey and lemon goes to work in the body shifting the extra fat stores, thus making it usable energy for regular body functions. And, honey is cholesterol-free. It reportedly can even help to keep cholesterol levels in check

Contact Alice Swenson of Rose Creek Honey Co. for all of your honey needs. Alice has raw honey, regular honey, and a variety of flavored whipped honey, such as blackberry and raspberry. Alice can be reached at 507-437-0987. She will deliver.