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Find Out Why Health Professionals Are Buzzing About The Benefits Of Honey

Bobbie Hershey

Honey is nature's sweetener, but few know that this delicious natural food can also be super healthy for you!

The Benefits Of Raw Honey:

What Is Raw?

  • Made from the nectar of flowers, unprocessed, unpasteurized, no heat added
  • No corn syrup, etc
  • Please note that infants under 12 months should not consume (risk of botulism)

Fights Pollen Allergies: 

  • When you choose local honey, it is rich in the pollen from your area.
  • This gives you a natural way to train your immune system during the winter so that by spring you may find you react less to local pollen allergies.

Anti-Oxident:

  • It contains small amounts of Folate, Choline, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium and Selenium but the biggest benefit is its Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2).
  • Hydrogen Peroxide is formed by the glucose oxidase enzyme that is present in raw honey, and it has been proven to have antioxidant and anti-bacterial qualities that inhibits the growth of bacteria

Anti-Bacterial: 

  • Hydrogen Peroxide also inhibits the growth of bacteria
  • In food processing applications, it can be used as a preservative.
  • Because of its anti-bacterial qualities, raw honey can also be used topically in the treatments ot wounds and burns 

Low On Thr Glycemic Index

  • Though raw honey contains a significant amount of sugar, it consists of two simple types of sugars (glucose and fructose), which are absorbed at different rates in the body. This allows for raw honey to have a lower glycemic index, which makes it safer for diabetics than regular sugar when used in small quantities.
  • Athletes can benefit from consuming 300 extra calories from honey or dates (with raw nuts or coconut to slow the absorption process) post workout as much of this fuel goes directly back to the muscles. Without the proper glycogen stores in the muscles athletes do not have the fuel to burn during a workout. 

Honey-Lime Frozen Mousse
Ingredients:
Crust:

  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp gray sea salt or pink rock salt
  • 1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates

Filling:

  • 3 avocados
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • Pinch of gray sea salt or pink rock salt
  • As desired: Kiwi or lime slices

What To Do:

  1. Process the coconut, walnuts, and salt in a food processor until coarsely ground.
  2. Add the dates and process until the mixture resembles bread crumbs and begins to clump together.
  3. Press into the bottom of 8 small ramekin dishes, using the back of a spoon or your fingers.
  4. Process all the filling ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  5. Pour the filling on top of the crust in the ramekins.
  6. Set in freezer for 1 to 2 hours before serving.
  7. Garnish with fresh slices or kiwi fruit or thin slices of lime.

Makes 8 servings.

Thanks to:    The Marilyn Denis Show

 


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