Thursday, March 13, 2014

Honey Bunny

By Lisa VanWilliams

A sweet treat made by bee's from the nectar of flowers and humans have been collecting it since ancient times right out the bee hive.  The National Honey Board (NHB) states that, "The 60,000 or so bees in a beehive may collectively travel as much as 55,000 miles and visit more than two million flowers to gather enough nectar to make just a pound of honey!"*

Not only is it a natural sweetener, it offers several other benefits. You can add it to tea, put on toast or a graham cracker, glaze your meats and veggies, add some to your bread, pair it with your favorite cheese, the possibilities are unBEElieveable! If your ever feeling extra sluggish, honey provides instant energy.

Why else honey can be good for you:

  • natural sweetener
  • energy food (carbs & fructose)
  • great for skin care & topical uses in lotions (humectant so attracts and retains moisture), burns, bites, & wounds.
  • natural cough suppressant
  • boosts immunity with antiviral/antibacterial properties
  • may help you sleep better
  • promotes digestion (stimulates growth of probiotics)
  • anti-cancer properties
Honey is one of those items you might not use all the time, but it's great to keep in the pantry. It's a sweet treat that offers some great benefits.