Using Honey in your smoothie / juice health drinks
Honey is an excellent source of unprocessed sugars that the honey bee produces for us by combining plant nectars with enzymes.
The honey bee then reduces the water content by fanning the honey in the honeycomb with their wings. This reduction in water content means the honey can be stored for longer and stops it fermenting.
As well as being a great source of natural energy honey has been used by various civilisations for many centuries to help our bodies heal themselves. Honey is a natural antibiotic and medical grade honey can be used directly on open wounds to help prevent infection. Recently 'manuka' honey has become popular for its strong antibiotic properties.
Honey is also associated with helping with the symptoms of colds and sore throats (such as honey and lemon juice drinks or various over the counter medicines containing honey).
Another popular health benefit of honey is its ability to aid in reducing the symptoms of hay fever. This is because local honey contains small amounts of local pollen and the body can build a tolerance to these types of pollen over time so when spring/summer comes the body has a tolerance to the pollens that are produced. It must be stressed that you must buy local honey for this otherwise the pollen in the honey will not match the pollen that is found in your local area. Also it is not enough to simply consume the local honey in the spring/summer, you must consume the honey consistently for months before the hay fever season so to allow your body time to build up a tolerance.
Honey should not be given to infants under the age of 12 months when their friendly intestinal bacteria have developed.
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