posted on Mar, 25 2004 @ 09:53 PM
Like Kronos said, it must be raw and unheated.
Only in raw, unheated honey will you find the health benefits people have been touting about for centuries.
Raw, unheated honey contains several sugars. An important one is levulose which is absorbed slowly and prevents sharp blood-sugar spikes and
over-secretion of insulin. Levulose is partly responsible for the sustained energy effects of honey. Such honey also contains an insulin-like compound
produced by the bees. This compound converts 90% of the carbs in nectar (from flowers) into enzymes that help digest proteins. Thus, it is a great
dietary supplement in aiding a weak digestive system. This honey is even safe for diabetics in *any* amount, though doctors will warn diabetics not to
consume honey because they don't understand the metabolic actions of raw, unheated honey, and know only of the deleterious effects of heated honey.
And for infants, it is an excellent food for them as well, but it is recommened to be given in small doses at a time. Combine raw, unheated honey with
raw milk, and you have an even more superb infant food! Honey is also a good source of potassium, and is a wonderful daily health tonic when combined
with raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
Beware of honeys that only say "raw" on the label. They must also say "unheated," otherwise they have been heated to a lesser or greater degree. A
good source of raw unheated honey is Really Raw Honey (do a web search).