Health & Wellness

Harmonious Honey

Besides being incredibly delicious, naturally sweet honey offers a variety of health benefits. Since ancient times, honey has been used as a food and as a medicine, and in 2008, speakers at the First International Symposium on Honey and Human Health shared findings on the likely benefits of honey:

  • Honey has been shown to be a more effective cough suppressant for children ages 2 to 18 than dextromethorphan
  • Honey has been found to boost immunity
  • Honey may improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity compared to other sweeteners
  • Honey may promote better blood sugar control
  • Some honey possess a large amount of friendly bacteria
  • Honey has been shown to improve athletic performance
  • Honey has been used topically as an antiseptic therapeutic agent for the treatment of burns, ulcers and wounds
  • Honey contains antioxidants and flavonoids that may function as antibacterial agents
The next time you reach for a sweetener, reach for honey! Use honey in place of table sugar in your tea or coffee. Instead of using jelly, drizzle honey onto peanut butter for a peanut butter and honey sandwich. Drizzle apple slices with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. Did you know that honey can be used in place of sugar in most recipes? Honey do!