The Benefits of Honey and CBD Honey Sticks

13th Aug 2022

The Benefits of Honey and CBD Honey Sticks

Honey is a sweet liquid made by honeybees from the nectar of flowers. It's loved worldwide for its sweetness and deep flavor, used in many foods, and being part of countless recipes. The smell, color and taste of honey vary based on the type of flowers it's made from, so there are countless varieties available. Honey has a number of potential health benefits and plays a role in many home remedies and alternative medicine treatments. Here are some unique health benefits of honey:

Honey is a natural source of antioxidants, which help neutralize oxidative stress. Honey has been shown to improve antioxidant status and decrease blood pressure. Finally, honey may reduce blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol — both key factors in preventing diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

Adding honey to your diet may have some slight benefits over regular refined sugar. While honey can help raise your blood sugar levels just like other types of sugar do, it also contains antioxidants which researchers have found may help reduce inflammation and improve blood sugar regulation. There’s also some evidence that daily honey intake may improve fasting blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Even though honey may be slightly better than refined sugar for people with diabetes, it should still be consumed in moderation.

Honey may also help prevent heart disease.

According to one review, honey may help lower blood pressure, improve blood fat levels, regulate your heartbeat, and prevent the death of healthy cells — all factors that can improve your heart function and health

One observational study including over 4,500 people over age 40 associated a moderate honey intake with a lower risk of high blood pressure among women.

Plus, a study in rats promisingly showed that honey helped protect the heart from oxidative stress.

Additionally, raw honey typically contains propolis, a type of resin that bees produce from sap-producing trees and similar plants. Propolis may improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels ( 9Trusted Source).

Ten Interesting Facts About Bees

Here are just 10 interesting facts about these amazing creatures!
1. Bees can be ‘taught’ by humans. Scientists at the Queen Mary Institute of London used a line of rope with a reward at the end and were able to train bees to pull on the rope to get the reward – and even more exciting, the bees then taught other bees to do the same!
2. Swarms of bees aren’t dangerous. Bees simply gather in a group to protect themselves when they travel, not to hurt humans.
3. A male bee can detect a queen bee from almost 200 feet away with their odor receptors. Honey bees have 170 odor receptors for multiple purposes.
4. The queen bee’s purpose is to fill the bee hive with eggs. During the summer, she lies up 2,500 eggs per day.
5. Bees can recognize faces in the same way that we recognize faces. They can ‘configure’ a nose, eyes, lips, and other features as clues to distinguish one face from another.
6. Honey bees are the only insect that produces food eaten by humans (honey).
7. Honey is the only food that includes everything needed to sustain life (enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water) and it’s the only food containing ‘pinocembrin,’ an antioxidant that may help improve brain function.
8. The ‘buzz’ of a honey bee is due to its wings moving 200 beats per second. Bees can fly up to 15 miles per hour. A hive of bees will fly 90,000 miles to collect 1 kg of honey.
9. Honey bees have a compound eye on each side of its head. Each compound eye is made up of thousands of tiny lenses. They also have three simple eyes on the top of their head.
10. A bee hive colony consists of 20,000-60,000 honeybees and one queen.
And one more – (we couldn’t resist)
11. Honey bees communicate with one another by dancing.

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