Do you love baking but want to cut down on your sugar intake? Why not try replacing the sugar in your baked goods with honey? There are several benefits to eating honey verses eating sugar.
One of these benefits is that honey consists primarily of Fructose and glucose. Glucose is absorbed quickly by the body, giving the body an immediate boost of energy. Meanwhile, the Fructose is absorbed more slowly, providing energy over a longer period. Therefore, because honey contains high levels of both glucose and fructose, it may provide both an immediate and sustained energy.
Seasonal allergies are the plague of many who love the great outdoors. They usually begin in February and last until August or September. Seasonal allergies occur when plants start to produce pollen. Pollen is a powder-like substance that helps plants make seeds and reproduce.
People can inhale pollen, which leads to seasonal allergies. The allergies occur when the body perceives the pollen as a foreign invader, similar to a bacteria or virus. In response, the body mounts an attack.
There are over-the-counter treatments available for seasonal allergies, but many people prefer natural treatments instead. One example rumored to help with seasonal allergies is local honey. Local honey is raw, unprocessed honey made close to where you live. This honey is rumored to help allergies.
Its mid-winter and more than a little chilly out. You know what would sound really good right about now, a hot cup of tea. You boil your water and pour it over a tea bag, open the cupboard up to find your honey to give your tea that perfect sweetness. But as you pull it from the cupboard you see that it has crystalized and turned hard.
We’ve all experienced this frustration, so what do you do about it?
Just because your honey has crystallized does not mean that it is bad, you just need to learn how to properly decrystallize it. And it is not only very easy to do but doesn’t take that long either.
So what exactly is raw honey?
It’s a pure, unfiltered and unpasteurized sweetener made by bees from the nectar of flowers. Most of the honey consumed today is processed honey that’s been heated and filtered since it was gathered from the hive, which removes and destroys the pollen, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals naturally occurring in raw honey. Unlike processed honey, raw honey does not get robbed of its incredible nutritional value and health powers. It can help with everything from low energy to sleep problems to seasonal allergies.