Lately I’ve been on a serious honey kick. It’s a perfect addition to almond butter + toast or a bit in warm water with lemon. This is even the perfect time of year to up your intake of honey because it’s freshest through the summer + fall months.
Is all honey created equal? No! If you want to get the maximum health benefits from honey, it really needs to be raw. Processing and heating honey causes it to lose cancer-prevention and tumor-fighting properties and we really want our honey to have that!
What else does this sweet, sticky stuff do for you?
- Improves blood sugar control + insulin sensitivity as compared to other sweeteners
- In a study comparing effects of regular sugar to honey, the honey-diet brings reduced weight gain + body fat, improved HDL cholesterol, + lower levels of anxiety – Fantastic cough suppressant
- Boosts immunity
- When used topically, compared to conventional treatments, honey heals wounds and burns much more quickly
- Daily consumption raises blood levels of protective antioxidant compounds – It even helps you sleep!
Want to replace sugar in your recipes? For every 1 c sugar: substitute ¾ cup + 1 tbsp honey + reduce the other liquid ingredients by 2 tbsp. Add a pinch of baking soda unless using sour cream or buttermilk in recipe.