The Benefits of Honey | Farm Foodie Fitness

by Kelly Roberts – Farm Foodie Fitness

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.” From health.com

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!

 

Kelly Roberts (77 Posts)

Kelly 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, Balanced Living Health and Wellness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ® For the past eight years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. She also offers private one on one sessions, as well as in-home training. 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.


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