Thursday, 18 November 2010
I think honey is a food often under-appreciated by anyone besides tea-drinking yoga-doing, or what Beth likes to call “crunchy,” people.
In Savannah, we have the Savannah Bee Company down on Broughton.
I was never a big honey person until I went there, but they have a taste-testing row of different flavors of honey. and after you lick sweet natural goodness off a tiny plastic spoon, who wouldn’t be in love?
Here presides the mystery: there is no way something that excites my tastes buds so actually has health benefits as well.
But that's the magic of honey.
Besides being scrumpdillyicious, honey has so many health benefits. It...:
- naturally boosts energy with it's a natural source of carbohydrates.
- boosts the immune system with its antioxidizing and anti-bacterial properties.
- improves the digestive system with it’s antioxidizing and antibacterial properties.
- acts as a home remedy for yeast infections, athletes foot, and arthritis pain.
- is a natural treatment for cuts and burns because it absorbs moisture in the air and promotes healing.
- cures hangovers by speeding up the oxidation of the liver to get alcohol out of the system.
- soothes and cures a sore throat by killing the bacteria that causes the infection.
- can help lower effect of seasonal allergies.
- helps you sleep.
Not only is honey the perfect additive to tea (especially if you're like my boyfriend who thinks tea only tastes like water), but it's also so sweet and titillating for your taste buds that sometimes I eat a spoonful when I'm craving sugar and it holds me over.
In addition to being tasty and beneficial, honey is cheap to buy.
So the real question is, why wouldn't you love honey?
Do you love honey? Do you think it's scrumdillyicious!? Were you aware of all the health benefits?
This post is contributed from Cupcakes and Carrot Sticks!