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Sweet as Honey

Updated: May 20, 2021

Good morning It is Thursday, April 22, 2021.

I have recently discovered a love for honey. I never liked honey as a child, unless, it was first mixed with peanut butter and then spread on toast or bread. Later in life I discovered spun honey and that was tasty, but recently I discovered raw honey and Clover Honey to be are my taste buds happy! I can remember reading about honey in the Bible and thinking "How can they eat it?" I now understand. It really is delicious.

I was reading from Proverbs this morning. This book compares honey to wisdom. In fact the Bible mentions honey over 60 times. I remember as a child trying to figure out what a land flowing with milk and honey would look/taste like (Leviticus 20:24). I did not understand that is was more of a metaphor.

"The reference to “milk” suggests that many livestock could find pasture there; the mention of “honey” suggests the vast farmland available—the bees had plenty of plants to draw nectar from." -

Honey is much more than tasty. It is very beneficial to your health. I recently discovered that it is very good for wounds after one of my sons was treated with honey when he could not get to the doctor.

From "When applied to the skin, honey can be part of an effective treatment plan for burns, wounds and many other skin conditions. It is particularly effective for diabetic foot ulcers. Honey contains a number of antioxidants, including phenolic

compounds like flavonoids. Eating honey may lead to modest reductions in blood pressure, an important risk factor for heart disease. Honey seems to have a positive effect on cholesterol levels. It leads to modest reductions in total and “bad” LDL cholesterol while raising “good” HDL cholesterol. Elevated triglycerides are a risk factor for heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Several studies show that honey can lower triglyceride levels, especially when used as a sugar substitute. The antioxidants in honey have been linked to beneficial effects on heart health, including increased blood flow to your heart and a reduced risk of blood clot formation. For children over one year of age, honey can act as a natural and safe cough suppressant. Some studies show that it is even more effective than cough medicine."

By the way, it is very important not to give honey to a child younger than 1 year old! It can cause infant botulism, even Honey Graham Crackers are discouraged.

I have had several friends suggest that local honey can help with pollen allergies. The honey needs to be raw which still contains all the living enzymes needed to protect your body from a histamine overdose.

And according to If you have fall allergies, you need to use raw, local honey that is harvested in the fall. If you buy raw, local honey that was harvested in the spring, you will no doubt enjoy some honey and get some health benefits. You will not, however benefit from the allergy prevention because the pollens to which you are allergic will not be found in this honey."

Who knew raw honey was so good for you? God knew. He created it after all.

Proverbs 24:14 "Wisdom is like honey, it's good for the soul. If you find it, you have hope for the future which no one can take from you."

Have a blessed day and remember, Jesus is coming soon!

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