What is your favorite recipe or use for honey and what is the best health benefit?
Stopped at a small store where they make raw honey (literally on the honor system with a cash box) and realized how much I loved it in my tea, candy, and numerous other uses not to mention the benefits.
What's your favorite use for honey and what do you think is the greatest benefit?
I like to use it as a natural sweetner sometimes. Many people use it in their homemade facial recipes.
For those with allergies, raw honey can be used like allergy shots; it exposes the body to allergens and their body produces antibodies against it.
Besides using it in tea sometimes (I don't want the calories on a regular basis), I dip apple slices in honey for, in my opinion, "the ultimate taste sensation".
I always put a lot of honey in my yogurt.
The most important benefit is that it calms the nervous system.After a spoon of honey you can sleep like a little bird.
Over anthropologic time, our human bodies developed in association with the natural sugars available from the wild: honey, tree syrups and saps, the unrefined juices of grains and canes. Honey is the foremost of them all. Our ancestors used it first and for longest. It goes with the processes of our metabolism like a glove goes onto a hand because our evolutionary history adapted our genes to it.
I use it most often for my daily tonic, a glass of diluted honey and cider vinegar I drink each morning. I rarely make desserts, but when I do I prefer honey, sorghum, maple syrup, and the like to refined sugar. When I have to use processed cane sugar, it's the less refined form of it e.g. Demerara, and for brown sugar I take some of that and add a little cane molasses. Once you get used to the pattern, it's no more trouble than pulling a sack of refined sugar off the shelf, and I do feel my diet is healthier for it.
Great answer and let me ask you is the vinegar good for arthritis and losing weight? That's what I heard just didn't know if there was any validity to it.
I haven't experienced that myself, but I've seen it help people who are arthritic and overweight. It's sure worth a try. Just stay with it for several months, and see.
I know it is supposed to help people who have allergies
It helps me with mine. Local honey is best for that. It works by gradually innoculating you against allergens of the flowers the bees use to make it. It took me about three months to see much difference, but I sneeze, cough and drip less now.
I'm definitely trying it for a few months because I need help with all of them. Thank you guys and I will see how it works after a couple of months. The honey is definitely local The store has no clerk, serve yourself and drop the money in the box
Honey Mustard Dip and Salad Dressing.
I mix pretty much equal parts of honey and mustard then add a tablespoon of Mayo (lite or fat free can be used) for every teaspoon of mustard and honey. Add a little salt and pepper for taste. Ad a bit of chopped jalapeno if you like it spicy. MIx it up and either pour over a salad, or serve in a small bowl as a dipping sauce for veggies and chicken nuggets.
Honey is a great way to calm a cough. Last year my fifteen year old Jack Russel Terrier was suffering in deep distress from a collapsed airway. Honey seem to work better to calm her chronic cough than what the vet gave me. It made her last days much more peaceful.
Benefits from honey are a mile long, but back in the days of horse powered transportation. People used honey as a healing salve on wounds for their animals who they depended on to get them from place to place.
I really like a bit of honey added to a glass of green ice tea. Both are said to be good for us.
In Peru, honey is often prescribed for a cold. Mix a tablespoon of honey with hot water and lemon and drink before you sleep to calm a cough. Another Peruvian recipe for an expectorant: 1/2 liter of honey, one small onion, 4 garlic cloves and the juice of 3 lemons. Blend in a blender until liquified. Store in the refrigerator and take a tablespoon before each meal, 3 times daily.
I like to use honey for making granola. I also use it to sweeten tea, yogurt and smoothies. Honey is a great antibacterial that can be used for the topical treatment of wounds. It can reportedly kill even antibiotic-resistant bacteria! I sometimes add it to a face mask of yogurt, honey and oats. It's very moisturizing and will make your skin feel extra smooth.
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