Honey is Nature’s candy. You’ve probably enjoyed some in hot tea. Sometimes I add a teaspoon to my smoothie or hot cereal. My grandmother used to make Honey Cake and my mother glazed donuts with honey.
Nobody doubts the usefulness of this sweet viscous fluid produced by bees. Honey makes a good alternative to sugar in food and beverages.
It is easy to understand why the ancient Greeks considered it one of the “foods for the Gods”.
It contains many enzymes, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. As well as fructose, glucose and water.
In addition, this sweet liquid also contains antioxidants that can fight free radicals in our body.
Local, raw honey is said to also help seasonal pollen allergies. Having a teaspoonful of honey a day for a few months can boost your immune before the allergy season comes.
If you feel exhausted and want something fresh to release all your fatigue, why don’t you take a teaspoonful of honey and add to your tea, then drink it. You are going to feel better then.
Thanks to the bees, people can taste the sweetness of honey and take the benefits out of it to improve human’s health.
More Than Honey
Probably one of the most useful insects to mankind, bees make more than honey…
Royal Jelly – This is the most nutritious food for the queen bees throughout her life. Luckily, human can take out and consume some of it. Its tastes a little bit bitter, but has so many benefits. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acid and antibiotic. It can enhance immunity, prevent arthritis and multiple sclerosis. It may also be used to treat asthma, slow down the signs of aging and stimulate hair growth.
Beeswax – It’s a product from the abdomen of the worker bees. Worker bees have some glands on the inner sides of the ventral shield or plate of each segment of the body. The beeswax is useful to make lipstick, capsule, balm, body lotion, candles or as a wood polish or floor polish.
Bee Pollen – It’s the male seed of a flower blossom that is gathered by the bees. Whoever consumes bee pollen may have more vitality in life. Bee pollen can stimulate organs and glands, rejuvenates human body and brings about a longer life span.
As you can see, all the products “made” by the bees are beneficial for our health!
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