Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Dr. Weil’s Daily Tip, 12/12/2011
If you are trying to reduce your intake of refined sugar, honey is one alternative. Honey has some health benefits over sugar, as it:
•Is sweeter than refined sugar, so you can use less.
•Contains trace enzymes; minerals, including calcium, magnesium and potassium; amino acids; and vitamins, including a wide range of B vitamins such as riboflavin, pantothenic acid, niacin, thiamin and pyridoxine.
Raw honey may even help promote wound healing - research indicates it can be an excellent first aid measure when applied topically to burns, even very severe ones. (Don't treat a serious wound with the honey you get at the supermarket or health food store - you need a medicinal honey and someone with expertise to treat you.)...