Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dark Honey for Sweeter, Smoother Skin

Honey is one of nature's many miracles. It's healthful, it can reduce allergies, and it's made by cute little honey bees, too! Try adding honey to your tea, coffee, and other beverages. In many recipes, you can also replace sugar for honey.

Buckwheat Honey – Fights Aging
Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who analyzed 19 varieties of honey found that two to four tablespoons a day of dark honey - like buckwheat or blueberry honey - contains the most antioxidants. Consuming antioxidants helps to protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals and may reduce risk of heart disease, cancer, cognitive decline, and macular degeneration. (Source: Prevention Magazine, May 2010.)

Manuka Honey – Fights Pimples and Heals Wounds
 No need for drying acne creams. Apply manuka honey to the blemish, and watch it clear up fast. A product of New Zealand, the dark-colored honey is a proven antibacterial and antibiotic. Studies show it kills germs (including the culprit behind acne) on contact.  It’s so powerful that it can even protect wounds from dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria like staph and MRSA. (Source: Woman’s World, April 2012.)