Not only is honey one of nature’s oldest sweeteners it is also good for you. Well, it is if you purchase raw, local honey that has not been heated above 115º F. In its pure form honey is loaded with vitamins, minerals and enzymes like a slew of Bs, C magnesium, potassium, calcium, copper, iron and zinc to name just a few. Yeah, good stuff.
In addition to being yummy it can be used to relieve throat irritation and suppress nighttime coughs thus allowing you to get a better night’s sleep. It can be used as a topical antibiotic on minor cuts, scraps and burns. It will even reduce the itch when applied to mosquito bites because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It’s reported that honey can help relieve morning sickness, bladder infections, arthritis and upset stomachs. And for a quick energy boost during your next workout try adding some honey to your bottle of water.
Personally I believe it kept me from getting any of the nasty bugs that were being passed around all winter. After scooping the bee parts off the top, I mixed local raw honey with cinnamon and had a teaspoon a day. Didn’t have so much as a sniffle so I definitely recommend it. Besides, it tastes good! Why not give it a try?