Honey In The News
- Diabetics, take notice!
This is from an article on ABC News, "9 Pantry Staples to Help You Eat Healthy" by Kristie Collado. (For scientific folks, click on the link "minimal impact on blood sugar levels.") Kristie writes, "Every healthy pantry is stocked with a few sweets, too; smart choices can help curb cravings. Honey is a great substitute for sugar in baking, since it adds sweetness with a minimal impact on blood sugar levels ."
One of our diabetic customers reports that honey affects her blood levels rather dramatically; thus, diabetics would be advised to check their blood sugar for honey's impact on them individually.
- From ABC News--Honey as an antiseptic!
Home Remedies Doctors Swear by Marisa Cohen, Health.com, Jan. 15, 2014 Use it for: Minor cuts and burns, cough or sore throat.
How it works: Most of us have tried honey in tea to soothe a scratchy throat, but it's also been used to treat wounds for thousands of years. Last year, a review of research found that honey helps heal minor to moderate burns, and a recent Dutch study identified a protein called defensin-1 that gives the goo its antibacterial action. Try this: Apply warm honey to a minor cut or mild burn, then put a gauze bandage on top; change the dressing daily. However, if you have a burn or wound accompanied by swelling, fever, or pain, check with a doctor instead; it may require oral antibiotics.
- A must-read for honey lovers everywhere! ♥
- Smithsonian Magazine: The Science Behind Honey's Eternal Shelf Life
- A third or more of all the honey consumed in the U.S. is likely to have been smuggled in from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals.
- Food SafetyNews: Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey
- ...new records show that the most commonly fraudulent products are olive oil, milk, saffron, honey and coffee.
- CNN.com: Faux pas! Food fraud on the rise
- He found that pollen was frequently filtered out of products labeled "honey."..."Without pollen there is no way to determine whether the honey came from legitimate and safe sources."
- CNN.com: Most honey sold in U.S. grocery stores not worthy of its name