Julianne - posted on 11/24/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
Raw Honey Benefits
Referenced in many books, including the bible, raw honey benefits virtually everyone due to its unique chemical composition.
Honey is more digestible than any other sweetener, natural or artificial. It is because it is not only predigested, but it also contains enzymes to help it along. It is easier on the body because of its chemical structure and does not cause a huge insulin rush the same as sugar does.
Raw Honey Works To:
• Harmonize the liver
• Neutralize toxins
• Relieve Pain
• Wipe out Toxins that cause diarrhea
• Calm the nerves
Raw Honey Benefits
Honey Has Treated:
• Chronic Bronchitis
• Asthmatic Bronchitis
• Bronchial Asthma
• Chronic Rhinitis
• Allergic Rhinitis
• Nerve Damage
Raw Honey and Allergies
Just like any product from the hive, raw honey and all honey for that matter can give people an allergic reaction. An allergy to honey is less common than a perceived “allergic reaction” to bee pollen or royal jelly.
Interestingly enough, there are many people that actually use honey in their allergy and asthma treatments. It is very healing and helps with absorption and carries the healing properties of herbs or remedies.
Honey Throat Remedy
Symptoms: Course, Dry Cough, Hoarse throat
• Apple Cider Vinegar
• Raw Honey
Athletes and Honey
The rapid absorption of honey monosacharides, and the slower metabolism of fructose content make honey a popular source of energy for athletes, particularly endurance athletes.
It is excellent for post training as it acts as a fast source of carbohydrates and minerals to replenish depleted glycogen (muscle energy). It also makes a mix to use in your water bottle for endurance athletes for a slow steady source of easy to digest carbohydrates and minerals.
Raw Honey Vitamins
• Vitamin A
• All of the B-Complex Vitamins
• Vitamins C, D, E and K
• Minerals magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, calcium, chlorine, potassium, iodine, sodium, copper and manganese
Enzymes and Other Health Promoting Substances
• Raw honey contains live enzymes (these help your body break down foods and undigested particles)
• Organic Acids
• Anti-microbrial factors
• Anti-biotic factors