Monday, January 5, 2009

Health Benefits of Honey: seasonal allergy cure

Honey has always been know for it's healing properties and many health benefits. It is great for:
  • sleeplessness
  • sore throats
  • cuts and burns (a natural antiseptic)
  • strengthening immune system
  • clearing nasal congestion
  • aids in digestion
  • energy booster
  • sugar replacement
It can be used as a natural food preservative. While baking cakes by replacing sugar with honey, they will stay fresher longer due to natural antibiotics as honey retains moisture. Honey is composed primarily of carbohydrates and water, and also contains small amounts of a wide array of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, riboflavin, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. So it is also a great vitamin/mineral supplement.

Honey can also be a successful treatment for seasonal allergies when you buy local raw honey that contains plant pollen native to where you live.

Do not feed honey to children under 12 months, but it is a great alternative to candy for older children. American children are the greatest candy-eaters in the world. It is no surprise that malnutrition is so prevalent. Feeding honey in moderation instead of candy in excess is a great step toward a healthier child.


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