March 30, 2010
i love coffee. in fact, i’m sipping on my second cup right now. and, i have to admit, i’m a sugar and cream kinda a gal. the hub won’t touch my coffee as he thinks it’s nothing but a blob of sugary goo. i’ve tried to drink it black, but i just can’t. you know i’ve been reading those beekeeping books? there’s a point to this, i promise.
for now, i think the only think i got out of those (extremely) interesting books, is how good honey is for you! i knew honey was healthy and that local honey would help your allergies but i had no idea that it had so many ‘healing’ properties. there are all these studies showing how traditional beekeepers never get diseases like arthritis and the like, and they think it’s because of the honey and the bee’s stings. i’m not saying go out and get stung (lol) but i am saying you should try to eat more honey!
for 1000′s of years honey has been used to help everything from skin conditions to digestion issues to diabetes and high cholesterol. so, i thought i should get on this!
here’s what i learned:
- their are hundreds of health benefits to eating honey (here’s a start: honey)
- honey naturally contains so many vitamins and minerals! niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid (b vitamins), calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium and zinc. whoa!
- you should always buy local honey, especially to help relieve your allergies.
- buying organic honey is important! many beekeepers put antibiotics in the bee’s water supply, which end up in the honey. go organic!
- the darker the honey the more antioxidants it has.
so, what’s my point? well, i’ve started using honey in my coffee instead of sugar. and, it’s *delicious!!
how do you drink your coffee?
p.s. since i’ve recently been converted to the amazing wonderfulness of honey, you might find me ranting about it even more with some beauty and food recipes. stay tuned!