honeyThough the health benefits of consuming raw honey are vast; Americans ingest only one pound per year compared to the more than 150 pounds of refined sugar.  It is truly one of mother nature’s miracle cures so read on to find out more. 

Honey is one of mother nature’s miracle cures. It can be used for so many ailments from the cold, cough and flu, to improving immunity, digestion, liver health and much much more. The great thing about honey is that it’s sweet and tastes great, but you still get all the benefits. According to Dr. Ron Fessenden, M.D., the average American consumes over 150 pounds of refined sugar, plus an additional 62 pounds of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) every year. Sugar and high fructose corn syrup are sweeteners but have harmful health effects. By comparison Americans ingest only one pound of honey per year.

Honey on the other hand has a lot of nutrition and therapeutic benefits. By ingesting honey you receive these benefits, but there are a few rules you should know before you go and buy honey at the store.

First, you want to buy honey that is organic and raw. This means that the honey has not been pasteurized (heated up) which destroys beneficial micro-nutrients that honey contains. Unfortunately it’s quite difficult and rare to find raw honey at your local grocery store or market. I personally get my honey from the farmers market, that way I can talk to the beekeeper and learn more about the quality of their product.

If the honey is raw and organic then you are off to the best start. You have a high quality product that contains many beneficial vitamins, minerals, enzymes, trace minerals, micro-nutrients and prebiotics.

Ingesting a Spoonful Of Honey IS The Medicine:

A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down? Skip the sugar and take one spoonful of raw honey, ingest that instead. Honey has many therapeutic benefits.

Why Ingest Raw Honey On An Empty Stomach?

Food is fuel, healthy food is the healthiest source of fuel. Ideally we could all eat “The perfect diet” and be perfectly healthy all the time. Unfortunately that is nearly impossible. The perfect diet is different for every individual based on unique biochemistry, genes, the gut’s inflammatory response, the list goes on and on. We now have to deal with more pollutants and environmental chemicals than ever before, so our body is working to dispose of these unnatural compounds, mainly putting a tough load on the liver to carry the brunt of this.

by DaRepost from Healthy Wild And Free

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