6 Things that Make Honey a Superfood

There is nothing so sweet as the honey from the beloved little honey bee. Do you know just how hard to these little bees work and how much honey each bee produces in its lifetime. Each little bee lives only for about six weeks and during that time produces less than a gram of honey. These worker honey bees can only forage for the nectar when the temperature is over 50 degrees fahrenheit, so limits the time they can work. It takes about 12 honey bees to produce only one teaspoon of honey between them! Weather dependent a hive might use over 44 pounds of honey over a single winter. Honey can only be made by bees and can only be produced in a beehive. A beehive may have about 60,000 bees.Collectively this hive of bees may visit over more than two million flowers and travel as much as 55,000 miles to make just a pound of honey!Knowing these facts, doesn't it make you want to treasure and never waste even a single drop of honey.Long before sugar became available as a sweetener, honey has been valued as a natural sweetener. It is an extraordinary process in which honey is make and honey is a remarkable substancethat is a blend of of sugar, trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. This natural sweetener is quite unlike any other sweetener on the planet.Here are 6 things that make honey a superfood. Honey helps to relieve coughing.Researchers tested a single nighttime dose of buckwheat honey against honey-flavored dextromethorphan, which is a common cough suppressant, and no treatment at all in more than 100 children with colds. They found that the honey was much better than the other two approaches for relieving cough symptoms and improving sleep. You can apply honey to wounds and burns and it helps then heal faster. Honey has antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidants activities that make it ideal for treating wounds. If you have a flaky scalp, you can gain relief by applying honey. Low on energy? take a spoonful of honey. It is the ultimate snack as in addition to being an antioxidant-rich source of carbohydrates, honey acts as a ‘time released’ fuel to provide you with a more steady blood sugar and insulin levels over a longer duration. Got allergies or herpes? When choosing honey, be sure it is raw, unfiltered, and 100% pure, from a trusted source.

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