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Honey – Natural Energy Booster

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Summer is around the corner, bringing all the good stuff that we desperately miss during winter. The days are longer, the nights are warmer and we can finally be out in the sun without freezing.

It’s no surprise that warmer weather brings all sorts of fun things with it from picnics, camping, hiking, cycling to all the other infinite outdoor activities.

That’s why we need any extra drop of energy possible. But instead of going for energy drinks or any kind of processed sugar bomb, we advise you to go for a more natural and healthy alternative.

Honey – Nature’s Energy Bar

Honey is nature’s original energy bar, plus it’s a natural sweetener that contains many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, so you can’t go wrong with it.

Honey contains carbohydrates, proteins, and essential vitamins and minerals. Carbohydrates give you quick energy while proteins boost your metabolism and help muscle recovery.

The glucose in honey enters the bloodstream quickly, helping to provide immediate energy for your muscles during exercise or any physical activity. In fact, a single tablespoon of honey contains about 17 grams of carbohydrate—that’s nearly as much as an 8-ounce glass of orange juice!

Honey is also a good source of fructose, which is absorbed more slowly than glucose. The slow absorption rate means it takes longer for your blood sugar levels to rise after eating honey—this makes it easier to avoid any sudden spikes in blood sugar that may cause fatigue or other problems during exercise.

Because it contains both fructose and glucose, honey can also help maintain healthy blood sugar levels between meals by slowing down the conversion of other carbohydrates into glucose within the body.

Honey contains many vitamins and minerals such as iron, potassium, zinc and magnesium—all important nutrients for athletes looking to keep up their energy levels while training hard!

Athletes have been using honey as a natural energy booster for centuries and today, there are many scientific studies proving its effectiveness as a pre-workout supplement.

How To Use Honey As An Energy Booster

Here are five ways to use honey as an energy booster:

In Your Smoothie

Honey is a delicious addition to any healthy smoothie recipe. Combine it with fruit or vegetables for added flavour and nutrition. You can even add milk for creaminess! Honey also makes an excellent substitute for sugar in recipes if you want something less processed than white sugar.

Mix With Protein Powder

Adding protein powder to your smoothie takes it from being a snack into providing nutrients essential for building muscle mass. Adding raw honey to it transforms it into a health and energy bomb that can keep you going for hours!

Make Your Own Energy Bars

Mix chunky peanut butter with hot honey and granola and form into bars. Combine your favourite nuts and seeds with date paste to create chewy, bite-size energy balls. Stir honey, whole grain cereal flakes, dried fruit and sesame seeds together and press into bars.

Mix It With Greek Yoghurt

Very simple but effective way to get a quick energy boost with all the gut friendly benefits of the yoghurt. Honey is a healthy food on its own but if you add calcium-rich, gut friendly yoghurt, you get a real power-packed snack. If you’re feeling it, you can add some fruit like banana or berries for a more colourful snack.

Straight Out Of The Jar

If you don’t want the hassle, the simplest way is to have a spoonful straight out of the jar. Simple but effective!

Honey Almond Roca

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If you’ve never tried Almond Roca, then you’re in for a treat. It is one of the easiest candies you can make, and when you see how easy it is, you’ll be amazed that people pay so much for it in stores. If you have the ingredients to make it and the time to melt them together, you can have a batch ready in less than 30 minutes!

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Does Honey Help with Hay-Fever

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We can all agree on one thing. Honey is a great food. We love to spread it on toast, stir it into hot drinks, and bake with it to make cookies and other treats. But can raw honey help with hay-fever?

This is a question that many experts, nutritionists, and health professionals seem to disagree on (although I’d wager that most of them don’t go around with a jar of honey in their pockets, just in case). Some swear by it, while others will tell you it’s an old wives tale.

How does it work?

One of the main reasons people think honey has benefits for hay-fever sufferers is because of what honey is made out of. The bees that create this sweet treat gather pollen from flowers and plants, which they then process into honey.

But wait… If you’re allergic to pollen, eating honey may appear to be counterproductive when your body is telling you to avoid pollen at all costs.

Well, it’s thought that consuming small amounts of pure raw honey could actually help build up an immunity to the local pollen that causes your allergies.

Raw Honey For Hay-Fever

When you eat raw honey that contains small amounts of pollen (as opposed to mass-produced varieties found in supermarkets), your immune system gets used to the presence of the allergenic particles. This can reduce your symptoms over time, if not eliminate them completely. By using your raw honey, the theory goes that you’ll consume enough of the same pollen as you breathe in during the day to make a difference. Therefore, by exposing yourself to this pollen on a daily basis, you’re helping to build up a resistance. 

Big reason to try raw honey for hay fever is that it contains antioxidants which can reduce inflammation and boost your immune system. This could make it easier for you to fight off infections like colds and flu—and you’ll certainly feel better if you don’t have those things on top of your allergies!

In conclusion:

The answer appears to be unappealing: maybe. There are certainly plenty of people who swear by it, claiming that a spoonful of raw honey each morning has helped them overcome their hay-fever symptoms for good. On the other hand, there aren’t enough scientific studies supporting this method.

The problem with finding out for sure is that there are so many different types of honey. Honey from different regions can contain different types of pollen, making it difficult to test if the honey you have actually contains the pollen you’re allergic to. And even if it does contain the right type of pollen, there may not be enough of it for your body to develop an immunity. There has been some research undertaken into whether honey can help with hay-fever, but the results are inconclusive..

But one thing is for sure; if taking a little raw honey everyday during the spring months might help you overcome hay-fever, (rather than using pills filled with chemicals) then we don’t feel that there’s a downside to giving it a try!