Monday, February 18, 2008

Honey: Nature's sweet talker

We love honey. Especially this time of year.

Health Benefits
Research has shown that unlike most other sweeteners, honey contains small amounts of a wide array of vitamins, minerals and amino acids as well as antioxidants. Honey's composition also makes it an effective antimicrobial agent. Research continues into the use of honey for treating minor burns and scrapes and for aiding the treatment of sore throats and other bacterial infections. Honey is also a great pre-workout energy source, aiding an athlete's endurance and helping the athlete's muscles recuperate following a race or workout. Using local honey can help avoid seasonal allergies.

Store your honey at room temperature (not in the fridge).

Honey is not recommended for infants under age 1.

Source: Honey board

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