1. Honey contains vitamins and antioxidants, but is fat free, cholesterol free and sodium free!
2. Not a spinach lover? Eat honey - it has similar levels of heart-healthy antioxidants!
3. One antioxidant called "pinocembrin" is only found in honey.
4. For years, opera singers have used honey to boost their energy and soothe their throats before performances.
5. Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including water.
6. Honey has the ability to attract and absorb moisture, which makes it remarkably soothing for minor burns and
helps to prevent scarring.
7. Honey speeds the healing of open wounds and also combats infection.
8. As recently as the First World War, honey was being mixed with cod liver oil to dress wounds on the battlefield.
9. Modern science now acknowledges honey as an anti-microbial agent, which means it deters the growth of certain
types of bacteria, yeast and molds.
10. Honey and beeswax form the basics of many skin creams, lipsticks, and hand lotions.
11. Queen Anne of England, in the early 1700's, invented a honey and olive oil preparation to keep her hair healthy
12. According to Dr. Paul Gold, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, "people remember things
much better after they've consumed glucose, a form of sugar found in honey."
13. Honey is nature's energy booster! It provides a concentrated energy source that helps prevent fatigue and can
boost athletic performance.
14. Recent studies have proven that athletes who took some honey before and after competing recovered more quickly
than those who did not.
15. Honey supplies 2 stages of energy. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate
energy boost. The fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy.