‘That buzzing noise means something. Now, the only reason for making a buzzing noise that I know of is because you are a bee! And the only reason for being a bee is to make honey. And the only reason for making honey is so I can eat it’
– Winnie the Pooh
Did you know it takes a Bee 1,000 visits to a flower to make 1 teaspoon of honey What a gift that is!
In today’s post I would like to share with you why we should use ‘ Raw Honey‘ as a natural sweetening option and most importantly, why we should use it over the ‘Regular Honey‘ we find at the store.
Eating pure ‘Raw Honey‘ goes back to at least 8,000 years, as evidenced by a cave painting in Valencia, Spain. In ancient Egypt, honey was also used for embalming the dead.
It’ s significance as a great medicinal and health food is present in all world religions including Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
What is ‘Raw Honey’?
The raw honey is extracted directly from the beehive and kept in its purest form , its unheated, unpasteurized and essentially fully unprocessed!
You can have different colours and shades of ‘Raw Honey’ coinciding with seasons and different flowers as well as specific raw brands such as ‘ Manuka Honey’ that are designed to strengthen the immune system and this is what I mainly use .
The health benefits of ‘Raw Honey’ are numerous! It contains living enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and even has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
In addition, it has all the components associated with bees:
1- The (super-food) bee pollen: which is considered as one of nature’s most complete nourishing foods and contains nearly all the nutrients required by humans. They are are rich in proteins (approximately 40% ), free amino acids, minerals, vitamins, including B-complex, and folic acid.
2-Propolis : which is a resinous mixture that bees collect from tree buds and apply to seal and varnish the honeycombs. It has been the focus of a large number of research as an anti-fungal, antiviral and antimicrobial substance. As well as a great emollient for healing wounds and burns, an antioxidant, a great treatment for allergies and a possible remedy for cancer prevention.
4- and even (sometimes) a few bees too!
What is ‘Regular Honey’?
The regular honey is the one commonly found in grocery stores.
It is pasteurised and heated to very high temperatures then cooled rapidly, destroying all the beneficial enzymes, nutrients, vitamins and minerals I just mentioned.
It then gets though a high pressure filter and removes all those good bits such as the propolis and bee pollen leaving us with just another pure form of empty sugar!
So switch to the raw form of honey TODAY! and feel the difference!