Let’s talk Honey, Honey and How it Ranks as a Superfood.
A few months ago I wrote a series on Superfoods, including the Tip Top Planetary Superfoods including Goji Berries as number one, and believe it or not Cacao (the mother of Chocolate) as number two, and the third, Maca, the Andes Aphrodisiac. These were so fascinating that I bought myself a supply of Cacao, Maca, Turmeric, and Collagen, to put in my morning shake which consists of a frozen banana, two raw eggs, Collagen, Cacao, Maca, Turmeric, and various vitamins – the Bs, Cs and Ds and some other goodies, just to start off the day. Dr. Berg eats 4 eggs a day, and this covers two of them for me after I have had my breakfast of two poached or fried eggs cooked my special way.
Sources of Data
There is a marvelous book, Superfoods, by David Wolfe, presented lovingly and thoroughly by Wolfe, indicating his love for the subject of superfoods. I was blown away by the list of things that Bees do and the products they make. It seems that honey and honey products have been sought, eaten, and used by humans for healing and medical reasons since time began. Cave paintings and carvings depict men robbing a beehive, and the Egyptians were the first to keep and perpetuate them. Honey has been traded like money and used as food in the Olympic games and has had huge uses for health as well, which we will cover in this and other blogs written.
Stunning Facts About Bees taken from Superfoods by David Wolfe:
- Honeybees visit about two million flowers to make one pound jar of honey.
- A hive of bees fly 55,000 miles to make one jar of honey.
- A queen bee can lay up to 3,000 eggs in one day, at a rate of 5 or 6 a minute.
- One hive may hold up to 80,000 bees, one queen, a few hundred drones and the rest female workers.
- When Alexander the Great died, he was carried back to Greece in a golden coffin filled with honey.
- One gallon of honey equals the combined bee flight distance of going to them moon and back.
- Bees from the same hive visit about 225,000 flowers per day.
- Bees are the chief engineers of cross-pollination.
- The honeybee can pollinate at the rate of 30 flowers a minute.
- It takes one bee working eight hours a day for a month to gather one teaspoon of bee pollen pellets, which contain over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen loaded with micronutrients, trace elements, minerals, and antioxidants.
- It is estimated that bees have survived on earth for over 150 million years and there are 30,000 different species.
- Bees produce the only food that will never spoil. Edible honey has been found in Egyptian tombs.
- And that list is just the beginning of fascinating bee facts.
Honey, Pollen, Propolis, and Royal Jelly – What Are They and What are Their Benefits?
Get ready, for I am about to tell you a sweet story like a sweet dream, made by these little buzzing critters that will sting you if you mess with them. Every one of the Bee Products in this paragraph and the next few sections is incredibly nutritious with fabulous nutritive power and is wholesome all by itself.
Honey is one of the most concentrated sources of nutrition, and nutritionists recommend that everyone consume high-quality bee products regularly. Honey is an extremely tasty, universally effective healing food.
Russians did a fantastic amount of research on honey and concluded that raw, wild, unprocessed honey is nature’s richest source of live healing enzymes. They found that it increases reflexes, mental alertness, and even IQ. All honey is not equal, as shown by the Noni honey of Hawaii, the Manuka honey from the New Zealand rainforest, and Sidr honey from Yemen, all of which have anti-fungal, antibiotic, and antiviral effects.
How do you eat it? You should eat wild honey. We need wild food in our diet. In our evolution, we only ate wild foods, including wild honey. The coming of agriculture replaced wild foods with food grown in fields, like grains and other crops. Agriculture became a common source of food that evolved into foods with less and less nutritional value. Add into that the out-ethics of large farming corporations that damage honey by providing plants and flowers with insecticides and pesticides, and other toxic substances, and on top of that cooking all of the nutritive essences out of the honey and putting additives in honey sold over the counter that further reduces its healing power.
Medical, Prescription Honey: If I were to start enumerating the curative, medical, and healing properties of honey, it would fill a book. Start with the wound healing properties: Skin abrasions, abscesses, bedsores, burns, cervical ulcers, cuts, diabetic ulcers, and septic and surgical wounds.
Now you won’t believe the other medical uses: diarrhea, ulcers infections, staph infections, cancer, and gastrointestinal problems. Moving on to infectious diseases caused by bacteria, it has antibiotic effects, urinary tract infections, ear infections, sinusitis, pneumonia, typhoid, dysentery, boils, sore throat, tooth decay, and more.
Moving to Next Blog, Superfoods and Sweet Stuff: Honey and Honey Products II
The material available in honey, and the benefits of it and other bee products is abundant and incredible to learn about, as witnessed by the material in this article. Who would have known the extent of the healing power of that most delicious and sweet substance made by those little buzzing critters that are humming right this moment all over my cherry tree in my garden and my butterfly plants and roses? I was hoping to cover more in this article, but we will have to wait until I get to the next one, which is Honey and Honey Products II that I am about to write as soon as I put this one to bed. See you then.
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