Wednesday, November 18, 2009

8 Health Benefits of Locally-Grown Raw Honey

It's no secret that unprocessed honey, straight from the hive, has been used worldwide for millennia to promote healing. Below are eight health benefits of raw, organic, locally grown honey.
Perhaps your parents failed to mention it when they discussed the birds and the bees with you. But, honey has a long history of healing, too.

Really, it’s been used for centuries for its healing properties, as well as its sweetness. People use it to bake with. It requires you to use less heat. Its tasty flavor is one reason many people prefer it over table sugar. Besides that, honey is much sweeter than regular table sugar and better for you.

It’s best if you buy locally grown organic raw honey whenever you can. Locally grown because it’s produced by bees which are from the environment in which you live. It is always best to grow or consume foods from the area in which you live as they contain the immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment. Fresh raw honey will also be tastier, and more potent. And, when you buy from local independent farmers you help keep them in business, which is good for your economy.

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