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The Buzz on Honey

The Good-for-You Sweetener


5/30/2010 12:36:40 PM

BIJOUX7's SparkPage
I drizzle it on my greek yogurt. Yummy and healthy.
2/2/2010 6:13:13 AM

I also swear by Manuka honey, it not only tastes wonderful, it has many healing properties and can even be used topically, ie for cuts, scars and so on! Manuka is excellent for ibs and tummy/digestive disorders too.
11/9/2009 11:32:24 AM

I am great believer in the use of honey. i am a hayfever sufferer and I take it all through the season just a half a teaspoon a day. It has to be local honey, but it really works and reduces my reliance on antihistamines. It is not a lot of calories to sacrifice on something that is so good for my health.
11/9/2009 11:30:59 AM

I've been spouting off to anyone who'll listen about the awesomeness of honey!
As a beekeeper I have been in a constant battle with myths about honey!
Great to hear good some press for a change!
11/9/2009 11:29:12 AM

GLENDAJ5's SparkPage
4 tbsp of honey has 255 calories!!! I'm not willing to give up 1/5 of my intake in order to add this to my diet.
9/20/2009 4:30:11 PM

I've always loved the taste of honey. I agree that the "natural" foods are almost always better than their processed alternatives.
9/20/2009 1:09:27 PM

I am a great believer in honey especially manuka honey from New Zealand,it has anti bacterial qualities, i always take it at the first sign of a cold or sore throat.
9/20/2009 1:23:40 AM

PO_PAZZA's SparkPage
I recently harvested 1 1/2 gallons of beautiful honey from one of my hives. I've always loved the flavor. How nice to know I'm getting an antioxidant boost, too. I've read that 30% of the food we consumes relies on honeybees for pollination. It behooves us all to protect this wonderful creature that is being assaulted by colony collapse disorder and other pests and diseases.
9/13/2009 10:54:00 AM

MSYATES04's SparkPage
Ok do I or do I not use honey..My trainer says not to use it..I take honey in my tea every morning..because of what the trainer said I stopped using it.
5/20/2009 1:44:45 PM

I take natural honey in my hot cereal every day. Another good food to probably become known to scientists soon is tomatoes for tomatoe paste. I add tomatoe paste to almost everything.
4/25/2009 11:38:47 AM

JECKIE's SparkPage
Hmm... so real food is good for us. Who knew! ;) Seriously, though, when faced with the chemically altered sweeteners, or honey, reach for the honey! And if you have allergies, get local honey. It is great at pushing back some of those nasty spring and summer allergies!
4/7/2009 12:27:08 PM

I loooooooove honey...especially drizzled over a slathering of peanut butter on some toast or an English muffin. Of course that's only a rare treat for me nowadays since PB is so high in calories, but they taste divine together. I've also used it in tea, but only certain kinds - Celestial Seasonings makes a delicious dessert tea called "Almond Sunset" and a little drizzle of honey in that is amazing.
4/3/2009 3:46:23 PM

DOLLIE6's SparkPage
I have been taking one tablespoon of honey mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon a day and it its helping my allergies. I am not itching. I got honey that was in my area to help me with my allergies.
4/3/2009 10:49:15 AM

JULESCP's SparkPage
My son is highly and violently allergic to over-the-counter cold medicines. His pediatrician recommended Buckwheat Honey as a natural cough suppressant. UNBELIEVABLE. It wasn't easy to find - had to go to a Whole Foods Market - but the results are stunning. When we give him a tablespoon before he goes to bed on evenings when he's fighting a cough/cold, he sleeps through the night without coughing. It's amazing.
1/18/2009 8:37:44 PM

Honey has many uses. I had a cough I could not get rid of. I tried a table spoon of buck wheat honey three times per day and it worked. I know use a tablespoon of it on my cream of wheat or oatmeal. If I forget, I miss the flavor.

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