By Justin J. McCoy, Las Vegas Diet and Exercise Examiner, 8/13/2009
Raw wild honey has been viewed as a natural health panacea for over 3,000 years. The ancient Egyptians held the honeybee as sacred, and used the sweet nectar from the hives for a myriad of purposes including the healing of wounds and it's potent anti-bacterial properties made it a staple in the diet.
Organic, raw honey is densely nutrient rich, supplying our bodies with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and phytonutrients. Raw honey means it is not processed or heated and it is unpasteurized.
The health benefits of consuming raw honey regularly are numerous and getting it locally produced in your area makes it even more powerful as an immune system stimulant. Allergy sufferers are also aware that by digesting local pollen products like raw honey from flowering plants in the region, their allergen caused ailments are greatly diminished. Propolis is another compound present in raw honey, which is capable of killing various viruses and bacteria. These benefits are only applicable to consuming RAW honey. The majority of commercial honeys you'll find jarred in your local "chain" grocer have been heated, treated, pasteurized,and is basically the equivalent of purchasing white, granulated, sugar rather than the organic, raw, turbinado cane sugar that has become quite popular…