Honey can be a healthy sweetener if used appropriately in small quantities, but not just any old honey.
It's not that jar of processed, refined honey sitting in your pantry. That jar is just as bad as sugar and those other toxic artificial sweeteners that I keep telling you to throw out.
This perfect natural food I'm talking about is raw unprocessed honey, humankind's oldest sweetener.
I've been sifting through the growing body of literature on the rejuvenating and supportive benefits of honey. And finally, I found a high-quality product I can wholeheartedly recommend to you.
It's called Extra Virgin Raw Honey. I consider this sweet-smelling substance to be a form of nature's own genius at work. And this delicious honey is free from chemicals, pesticides, and artificial ingredients.
Honey's 3000-Year-Old Legacy
Hold a jar of Extra Virgin Raw Honey — 12 ounces in the palm of your hand. If it could talk, what stories would it tell?
I believe it would speak of the pharaohs of 3,000-year-ago Egypt. These ancient rulers not only savored honey as a sweet delicacy but they also used it as a preservative and a sacred offering.
Thousands of years before white sugar was even invented, people used honey both for food, and to support a wide range of body functions.
This simple jar would also speak of the ancestors of humble honeybees -- Apis mellifera -- who, for many thousands of years, have buzzed from plant to plant collecting nectar to create a source of healthful energy for themselves, their colony, and now you.
This honey may look like a no-frills condiment for tea and toast, but believe me when I tell you thousands of years of history lie in the palm of your hand.
Honey Is One of Nature's Most Incredible Foods
Extra Virgin Raw Honey contains natural antioxidants, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
This most perfect golden pleasure also contains calcium, iron, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, chromium, manganese, and selenium.
Nutraceuticals are also found in honey. These important nutrients provide health benefits beyond those involved in normal metabolic activity to assist in neutralizing the free radical activity in your body.
Among the many key nutrients found in Extra Virgin Raw Honey, I can't forget to mention minerals. Minerals are critical for so many biological processes within your body to maintain overall health and wellbeing.
While on the subject of minerals, I have previously written about the importance of the trace mineral selenium
, which is necessary for the proper support of immune system health. It is a vital mineral antioxidant found in the tissues of your body and assists in supporting an optimal balance of cardio-protective benefits as well.
With the smart choice of raw honey as an alternative to processed and artificial sugars, you don't have to sacrifice a rich, satisfying taste. Extra Virgin Raw Honey
supports good health -- and tastes wonderful too.
Potent Antioxidants in Honey Can Help Destroy Those Pesky Free Radicals
Although you can find shelf after shelf of antioxidant products in your neighborhood health food store, I recommend that you obtain antioxidants naturally through the foods you eat.
Honey contains many antioxidants found in green leafy vegetables like spinach. (Just don't think you can get away with substituting honey for vegetables in your diet.)
I have devoted a lot of attention to the benefits of antioxidants on my site. As you know, antioxidants are an important way to counter destructive changes by removing the power of damaging free radicals.
Extra Virgin Raw Honey contains a number of these effective, free radical busting antioxidants.
- Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants that boost a strong healthy balance and increase energy.
- One antioxidant flavonoid, pinocembrin, may be unique to honey.
- Another antioxidant flavonoid, pinostrobin, helps to support enzyme activity in the body.
- Antioxidant-rich organic acids provide honey with a slightly acidic pH that reinforces more healthful wellbeing.
- Amino acids found in honey are nature's building blocks of protein.
Healthful Honey Comes Straight From the Hive
Many people think that just because honey is "natural," any kind of honey is healthful and fine to use.
This is simply not true.
Unfortunately, most of the honey eaten today has been heavily processed. Like most foods that have been chemically refined, many of the healthful benefits have been reduced or eliminated.
Commercial honey is often treated with an excessive heating process that can destroy some of the critical natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals.
Processing of honey also filters out many vital phytonutrients found in raw honey, products that exist in nature in the hive. These products of the hive (which are not found in refined or processed honey) include health-promoting factors like:
- Protein- and enzyme-rich pollen, collected by bees in tiny carrying baskets on their back legs as they buzz from plant to plant.
- Propolis or "bee glue," a sticky substance full of enzymes, formed when bees combine their own proteins with plant resins. (Bees use propolis to fix cracks in the hive.)
How can you tell if honey has been heated?
While some people prefer their honey sparkling and clear, the only way to achieve this is to heat the honey by processing.
Extra Virgin Raw Honey is produced from the finest Michigan beehives -- kept in fields free from pesticides and herbicides. Honeybees are free to collect nectar from wild flowers. The honey is then bottled and packaged, without being heated, immediately after extraction to give you the finest quality, and to seal in the sweetest flavor.
The unique qualities of nature's perfect ingredient found in Extra Virgin Raw Honey will add texture, flavor, and an enjoyable taste to your food.
Although honey has many of the important benefits noted above, it still contains a lot of fructose, so you need to use it cautiously. It would be best to limit your use of even raw honey to less than one TEASPOON per day.
Even More Incredible Benefits of Raw Honey
Extra Virgin Raw Honey is an absolute treasure chest of nature's gifts.
- Unfiltered and uncooked to give you a rich, fulfilling taste with all the nutritious benefits
- Promotes the growth of "good" bacteria in your intestinal tract
- Great way to soothe your skin, utilizing natural antioxidants to help assist in blocking free radicals
- No refrigeration needed -- for your convenience anywhere, anytime
So, enjoy a cup of your favorite warm beverage with an added teaspoon of raw honey -- and feel good about it...
Order Your Own Extra Virgin Raw Honey Today -- A Honey of a Deal!
Extra Virgin Raw Honey made from nature is a food product unlike any other...
And, with Extra Virgin Raw Honey, you know you are getting a food product, not a refined product stripped of healthful enzymes and super-charged pollen and propolis particles. And certainly not a nutrition-depleted table sugar or toxic artificial sweetener.
Plus, Extra Virgin Raw Honey costs just $8.97 for a 12-ounce jar, plus shipping. Or, save 13% and pay just $23.34 for a 3-pack, plus shipping. Each jar will give you and your loved ones 72 teaspoons of sweetness. (Just consider: each honeybee only makes about 1/12 of a teaspoon in her lifetime.)
So now is the time to throw out that old jar of refined honey. Extra Virgin Raw Honey is the only choice when it comes to perfect food, straight from the hive.
Order your own supply of one of nature's most perfect foods.
You know, it takes a lot of work to make this healthy concoction -- two million flowers to make each pound of honey! I hope you'll appreciate this "nectar of the gods" like I do.