Sugar can be extremely hazardous to your health.
Many doctors and nutritionists agree that processed white sugar is more addictive than cocaine and has deleterious effects on the body. Low calorie sweeteners are just as dangerous.
Chronic issues such as weight irregularities, mood disorders, cognitive disruption, diabetes, cancers, metabolic syndrome, heart disease and lowered immune function can be traced back to excessive sugar consumption.
There are numerous forms of sugar available, all cleverly marketing their health benefits, but there is only ONE “sugar” that I recommend my clients use—and even I have switched to using it regularly:
Raw, Local Honey
In its raw form honey contains a highly concentrated dose of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that help nourish and revitalize your body.
True raw honey is quite different from processed, commercial honey. Raw honey is the pure, unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed nectar from flowers.
This means all the natural vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients and other nutritional elements—all the health benefits—are preserved along with two key constituents: bee pollen and propolis.
Bee Pollen is a super nutritious compound, containing all the nutrients required by the human body:
- Vitamins and minerals
- Beneficial fatty acids
- Carotenoids and bioflavonoids
- Antiviral and antibacterial protection
Propolis is a resinous substance that bees gather from trees to line the hive and keep it healthy. It’s health benefits are quite numerous; just a few properties include:
The Benefits of Raw, Local Honey are so vast. Here are just a few:
- Alkaline forming in the body
- Boosts the immune system
- Acts as a powerful cough suppressant
- Decreases allergies to pollen—local benefits!
- Aids in blood sugar regulation, cholesterol regulation and healing ulcers
- Treats various bacterial infections and flu
- Is a potent wound healer including burns, skin infections, and bug bites
- Supports healthy digestion, skin, and scalp
- Boosts energy
How do you source the best raw local honey?
Visit your local farmer’s market, or hop online to the local beekeeping association site to speak directly with a beekeeper in your area.
Find one who uses:
- No chemicals or pesticide treatments,
- Does not feed or move their bees,
- Does not filter or heat their honey,
- Uses wooden frames and natural wax foundation
- Has bee hives within 5 miles of your home.
If you can’t find one fitting all of these aim for meeting at least some of these criteria.
With mindfulness and moderation, you can enjoy adding this sweet treat into your dietary lifestyle—gaining nutritional benefits while supporting your local community.