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Amazing Facts...About Honey and Your Health

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 and lustrous.

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.

Amazing Facts...About The Work of the Honeybee

1. The honeybee is not born knowing how to make honey; the younger bees are taught by the more experienced ones.

2. Some worker bees are nurse bees. Their job is to feed the larvae.

3. A honeybee visits between 50 and 100 flowers during one collection flight from the hive.

4. In order to produce 1 pound of honey, 2 million flowers must be visited.

5. A hive of bees must fly 55,000 miles to produce a pound of honey.

6. One bee colony can produce 60 to 100 pounds of honey per year.

7. An average worker bee makes only about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.

8. At the peak of the honey-gathering season, a strong, healthy hive will have a population of approximately 50,000 bees.

9. It would take approximately 1 ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world.

10. We should appreciate honeybees for their honey and pollination services. 80% of the pollination of the fruits, vegetables and seed crops is accomplished by honeybees.

11. Honey is the primary food source for the bee. The reason honeybees are so busy collecting nectar from flowers and blossoms is to make sufficient food stores for their colony over the winter months. The nectar is converted to honey by the honeybee and stored in the wax honeycomb.

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