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Benefits of Honey

Liquid Gold, literally, I had forgotten how beneficial Honey in your diet was until reading EatingWell Magazine the other day. Since then I have been putting it into my smoothies and the natural sweetener is subtle and the benefits huge.

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Honey is:

  • Fat Free
  • Cholesterol Free
  • Sodium Free

Benefits Include:

  • Allergy Relief – anti-inflammatory effects can reduce seasonal allergy symptoms
  • Loaded with antioxidants which prevent cellular damage. Some studies show it boosts postmenopausal women’s memory
    • Antioxidants can also help lower Blood Pressure, Improve Cholesterol, Lower Triglycerides
  • Helps the body Absorb Calcium
  • Cough Suppressant
  • Sleep Aid – can cause a rise in insulin and release serotonin which the body can convert to melatonin – can help to regulate the sleep and wake cycles
  • Treats Dandruff – Honey diluted with 10% warm water and apply it to problem areas can relieve itch and reduce scalp scaling
  • Natural Antibiotic that can be used on wounds and burns to promote healing and reduce inflammation
  • Antibacterial and Antifungal properties
  • Natural Sweetener for cooking

Keep in mind having Honey one time is not going to change your life, you need to incorporate it into your diet on a daily basis. 1 Tablespoon a day has been shown to give people these benefits.

I get all natural local honey in my grocery store. Try adding it to your cooking and let me know what you think!

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Bai

I drink mostly water, it is rare for me to have a different beverage, well other than coffee. Sometimes I just want something else, something with a little flavor, maybe carbonation and a sugary soda is just not for me. I stopped drinking them years ago and now if I have one I can only drink a small amount and the taste isn’t even the same.

I have been trying to find other options to enjoy that are better for me but still fun. I have seen a lot of people drinking these Bai drinks so I tried it out. I am still on the fence. I love the bottle, because that’s what matters right lol. The taste seemed a little dull and I felt like my mouth was really dry after drinking it, which usually happens to me after a sugary drink.

I took a poll on Instagram to see what other people thought since I was so back an forth about it. I was surprised by the results. It was a no until the last second when a few last minute votes flipped to more positive. Maybe I need to give it another shot, a different flavor maybe…thoughts?