Friday, January 14, 2011

Honey is Not Just for Cooking!

Although I certainly enjoy my peanut butter and honey sandwiches, honey is not just for cooking. Honey is antibacterial. Antibacterial means it will fight off and kill germs so it is like hand sanitizer. Because honey is antibacterial, you can put honey on a minor cut or scrape to help heal it quicker. You can also use it like a cough drop for two reasons: it will soothe your throat and help kill the bacteria causing you to feel sick.


Honey is also known as a humectant. This means it will hold in moisture. You may find honey in many different lotions which will keep your skin feeling soft and smooth. You can also find it in lip balm like in the Burt’s Bees lip balm I use made with beeswax and honey. Beeswax and honey can both keep your lips feeling soft and smooth.

Athletes, including Olympic athletes, enjoy using honey as an all natural quick source of energy. If you are feeling tired before playing sports like basketball, baseball, volleyball, or football, you can take some honey to give you an extra boost of energy.

Try using honey for something new today!
"Bee in the Know":  Scientists found out that honey works just as well as over-the-counter cough medicine to make your scratchy throat feel better.

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