Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Get Healthy with the Maker's Superfoods! Part 2

Want to sweeten your life? Do it the natural way with organic, raw and unfiltered honey. Honey is truly a biblical food. But the plastic bear at the grocery store full of processed, adulterated honey doesn't hold a candle to the real stuff:

Superfood/Healing Food #2: Honey
(from p. 151 of the Maker's Diet, by Jordan Rubin)

"The Creator chose to use honey to describe the abundance of the Promised Land, calling it the land of "milk and honey" (Exod. 13:5). Honey is on the of the most powerful healing foods we have at our disposal. Generations of grandmothers prepared hot honey drinks to soothe sore throats, calm frayed nerves, and ensure a good night's sleep. Asthmatics often swear by honey's ability to help them breathe easier. Honey wipes out bacteria that cause diarrhea. And honey may eliminate such disease-causing bacteria as salmonella, Shigella, E.coli, and cholera.

The Bible implies a strong influence of butter and honey on brain function. "Curds [butter] and honey He shall eat, that He may know to refuse the evil and choose the good" (Isa 7:15). The brain is made of mostly fat (which butter provides), and it runs on glucose (of which honey is an excellent source). Always look for high-quality honey produced locally and sold in its raw and unheated form- this preserves its rich storehouse of naturally occuring enzymes and bee pollen."

We love raw, organic honey in our house! We use it every day in smoothies, and for peanut butter/honey sandwiches. We also enjoy it in tea. We absolutely LOVE a brand called Really Raw Honey.

This honey is incredible. It is creamy, raw, totally unfiltered, and unprocessed. A few years ago I recommended it to a close friend struggling with insane allergies- it helped her tremendously! It is also amazing for burns, insect bites, and rashes. I have a hunch that it would work great for acne as well- albeit a little sticky!

Support the disappearing honeybees and your body by enjoying God's best natural sweetener- raw honey!

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