Discover the ancient secret of healing in Honeycomb
Honey is one of the oldest foods known to humankind, with evidence of its use dating as far back as 8,000 years. Ancient Egyptians used it for cooking, but also for religious ceremonies. Ancient Greeks and Romans cultivated honey, even moving their hives over great distances to take advantage of seasonal cycles to improve production. Ancient Indians found both religious and health uses for honey, as outlined in the ancient Vedas and Ayurveda texts. It seems that wherever human culture sprung up around the world, honey was an important part of flourishing civilizations.
And for good reason. Honey is one of the healthiest foods you can have in your pantry. But there are added benefits for eating the honeycomb—the natural wax that bees form and is harvested with honey. To the surprise of many, the honeycomb is also edible and has very high health value. Let’s take a closer look at why you should incorporate honeycomb into your diet.
Control Your Cholesterol
Honeycomb is made up of fatty acids, similar to those found in fish. Findings from some studies suggest that consuming honeycomb can actually lower the bad type of cholesterol while slightly raising the good type, and that it can help reduce a person’s body mass index (BMI) when replacing sugar.
Improve Your Blood
Honeycomb is rich in antioxidants that can actually improve the quality of your blood. What does that mean, exactly? Basically, the compounds found in honey can help reduce risks associated with heart disease by improving blood flow, reducing platelet clots, and preventing the bad type of cholesterol from oxidizing in your bloodstream. In short, healthier blood = a healthier you!
Normalize Liver Function
The same antioxidants in honeycomb that help reduce the risks of heart disease also can help you maintain a normalized liver function. Your liver detoxifies chemicals, metabolizes drugs, produces proteins, and regulates sugar in your body. When your liver isn’t functioning properly, your whole body can feel out of whack. The antioxidants in honey, though, keep your liver functioning properly so more of the bad stuff goes out and the good stuff stays in.
Honey is a well-known home remedy for sore throats, but eating honeycomb can also help you avoid the common cold. Packed with powerful antimicrobial agents, eating honeycomb can help prevent bacterial infections, both internal and external. It’s even been found to help treat wounds and burns!
It Tastes Amazing!
For all the health benefits that honey and honeycomb offer, it’s important to remember that it’s also delicious! Honey is an excellent substitute for sugar, and honeycomb can add an extra, luxurious layer of flavor and texture to a variety of dishes. We recommend trying it with yogurt for a tasty breakfast, but also consider mixing it with savory dishes, like on a charcuterie board.
If you’d like some ideas on how to incorporate honey and honeycomb into your diet, check out our site for recipes, along with a variety of craft ideas and beauty tips using honey!
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