Benefits of Honey

Honey, so good and so good for you! Honey has so many healing and wellness benefits it’s a wonder we don’t put it in everything! Honey is a natural sugar so it’s perfect for replacing artificial sweeteners like Equal and Splenda. You can put honey on anything you want to sweeten from spreading it on your morning toast and adding a spoonful to your tea to covering pancakes, add it to smoothies, and even bake with it!

The benefits are endless. Honey is an antioxidant, an antibacterial, energy booster, immunity builder, and fever reducer. It is a natural remedy for arthritis, burns, cuts, sore throats, sleeplessness, and hangovers. (Yep, I said hangovers!) Honey is also an anti-cancer, it possess anti-tumor properties and carcinogen preventers.

Honey is loaded with vitamins A,C,D,E, and K. It also has beta-carotene, B-complex, and tons of minerals including iron, manganese, calcium, and copper. It neutralizes toxins throughout the body, balances blood sugar levels, reduces muscle fatigue, improves digestion,and is a great source of carbs for an extra energy boost. Take a spoonful before heading off to the gym, it’ll get you to the extra mile you been waiting to conquer!

Local honey is the best for helping with allergies. The bees pollinate the flowers local to your area and they contain some of the pollen spores that cause allergy trouble. By introducing the spores in small doses, the body becomes accustomed to them in turn decreasing the chance of a reaction from your immune system. The method is called Immunotherapy, “the idea behind eating honey is kind of like gradually vaccinating the body against  allergens.” (http://www.health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/allergies/

You can find local honey from Dean’s Honey, out of Salisbury, Maryland or also Baue’s Busy Bees,can be found at the “Historic Lewes Farmers Market.” Remember honey is great for and can be enjoyed by everyone except children under the age of 2. Since honey can sometimes carry bacteria that causes botulism food poisoning.

Summer is quickly coming to an end, now is the perfect time to find an abundance of local honey. So make sure to stock up for the winter! Here’s to all things naturally sweet!

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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

3 thoughts on “Benefits of Honey

  1. Honey, a wonderful gift of God to mankind is well known since ancient times and it has been used since Antiquity for its benefit effect on our health, being a product full of nutritious elements which our body needs for its development or recovering after a disease.
    Honey is mostly used as a natural sedative when you have problems with your sleep. You put one teaspoonful of honey in a glass of milk before going to bed and you will surely have sweet dreams that night.

    If you feel sick because you ate too much one day or you have a stomachache then the solution is a glass of water with honey and lemon. Moreover the sore throat is not a problem anymore if you have a cup of tea with honey.

    Singers use honey when they have problems with their voices or before a concert when they really exhaust their vocal cords.

    For the persons who have problems with anemia and don’t want to take too many pills they can eat honey any many fruit.
    ultimate usage of honey can’t be explain.

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