Thursday, May 9, 2013

Benefits of consuming Local Honey

I love honey...for many reasons.
I buy locally grown, organic, raw honey.
 This is because the local bees are consuming foods from the area you live in. 
This is beneficial as they contain immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to 

its environment.
That's why local honey is a great cure for people with seasonal allergies.

There are far more benefits of honey than I can include here, but I chose some benefits that you may not know about.

So read on.

Raw honey can provide an energy boost.

Its carbohydrates supply energy and can boost endurance and reduce muscle fatigue.
(any runners out there, take note)

Relieves morning sickness, 
even more effective than the traditional soda and crackers.

Honey is good for sore throats, laryngitis and pharyngitis.
Honey and cinnamon can help in many areas including relief from bladder infections, arthritis, upset stomach and bad breath.

Honey and apple cider vinegar can be used for stomach aches, and even migraines.

Honey is cholesterol-free and helps keep cholesterol levels in check.
You can find local honey at markets in your area. 
Support your local independent them to stay in business is good for them and for your health.

Stay Frugal,

No honey, in any form, should be given to babies younger than one.
Honey contains a natural presence of botulinum, therefore, children under one year of age should not be given honey. Before the age of twelve months, a child’s intestinal tract is not mature enough to inhibit the growth of Clostridium botulinum, which is often found in honey.

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A Stroll Thru Life


KC Coake said...

Thanks for the list. I knew about local honey and the natural immune support, but I did not know about it helping with cholesterol. I think I should try sweetening my tea with it as a good way to get more in me.

Lena said...

You reminded me that I need to buy some honey as we ran out! I always buy local too, not just because of it's benefits but because it tastes better too :) I've heard that it also helps with allergies, especially to pollen.

Anonymous said...

I use local honey as well, I even put it on scratches, burns, and cuts. It really does heal things better than the expensive medications. One note, here in the US we are told not to give honey to children under 2, so if you have young children you may want to investigate further.

Kelly said...

I guess I need to start eating more honey then! I've got some in my cabinet that was locally grown here in GA about 1 1/2 hrs from my house. Jimmy's cousin keeps bees and sells the honey they produce. Thanks for the good tips!

Kerry Moody said...

I usually buy local honey too, but we don't eat a lot of it, usually just me. I've wondered how much you have to consume to get the benefit for allergies.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Yes, I do buy locally. We have a little roadside stand not too far from here, so I load up when he is open. It really is good for you and such a natural sweetener. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty