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Eight unique ways to use honey beyond the kitchen

Posted February 23, 2014

As a healing and nutrient-dense food, many of us are familiar with the benefits of raw honey. But did you know that honey can be used in a variety of ways outside the kitchen?

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Why ‘super honey’ is the bees’ knees for wounds and infections

Posted January 2, 2014

The healing powers of honey have been known about for thousands of years. But Surgihoney, whose natural antibacterial properties have been boosted, is proving highly effective at treating infected wounds and superbugs.

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Three bee products that make great health supplements

Posted November 25, 2013

As ongoing soil erosion continues to deplete the nutritional value of many of our healthiest fruits and vegetables, more and more people are starting to seek out less conventional foods to meet their daily vitamin and mineral requirements. Indeed, the sales of little-known but nutrient-rich foods such as blackstrap molasses, Moringa oleifera, and maca root continue to rise. The same is also true of bee products, which are renowned for their unusually impressive profiles. The bee products listed below are especially healthy and put most commercial health supplements to shame.

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Study: Honey May Not Be Advisable for Diabetics

Posted October 31, 2013

Honey may be detrimental for patients with type 2 diabetes because of the great quantities of sugars it contains. Honey has complex B vitamins that favor the nervous system, energy production and nails, hair and skin vitally; but just as many types of fruit, honey is rich in simple sugars, therefore is not advisable to those who live with diabetes, since it could be detrimental for their health.

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Benefits of Honey: May Help Common Cold and Heal Wounds

Posted October 24, 2013

Honey has an ancient history. I mean really ancient. Thousands of years ago Egyptians used honey to help heal wounds. If the person did not get better they used honey as an offering to the Gods. Alas, if the person did not survive they also used it as part of the embalming process.

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How to lose belly fat and maintain a healthy weight with honey

Posted October 13, 2013

Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost upon us – and with it, the usual overindulgence and weight gain. But we can take action to offset the damage. Armed with a simple daily detox drink and metabolism-boosting remedies, we can keep our waistlines in check and ensure all the festivities won’t dampen health.

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Why Honey Might Be The Best Thing For Your Skin

Posted August 14, 2013

Golden, sticky, and made from the spit of Apis mellifera, honey is a substance like no other. I previously wrote about the health benefits of adding honey to your diet. Now, we will talk about the benefits of using honey topically, on the outside of your body.

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What are the health benefits of honey?

Posted August 12, 2013

Honey is a sweet liquid produced by honey bees using nectar from flowers through a process of regurgitation and evaporation. Honey has high levels of monosaccharides, fructose and glucose, containing about 70 to 80 percent sugar, which gives it its sweet taste – minerals and water make up the rest of its composition.

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Antibacterial activity of selected Malaysian honey

Posted June 10, 2013

Antibacterial activity of honey is mainly dependent on a combination of its peroxide activity and non-peroxide components. This study aims to investigate antibacterial activity of five varieties of Malaysian honey (three monofloral; acacia, gelam and pineapple, and two polyfloral; kelulut and tualang) against Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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Substances in Honey Increase Honey Bee Detox Gene Expression

Posted May 2, 2013

Research in the wake of Colony Collapse Disorder, a mysterious malady afflicting (primarily commercial) honey bees, suggests that pests, pathogens and pesticides all play a role. New research indicates that the honey bee diet influences the bees’ ability to withstand at least some of these assaults. Some components of the nectar and pollen grains bees collect to manufacture food to support the hive increase the expression of detoxification genes that help keep honey bees healthy.

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