Eat honey and ‘Feel Good’

Honey-1-Copy-281x300What’s the difference between sugar and honey?

In episode six of ‘Feel Good Food’, I explain the pros and cons and share with you the medicinal benefits of this gorgeous golden syrup miraculously produced by our busy bee friends.

Did you know that honey has shown to be effective in the treatment of ulcers, asthama, allergies, burns, skin wounds and as an anti-inflammatory to relieve pain, reduce infection, clean wounds and decrease healing time?

Plus, your mum was right – it’s a sound cough remedy. What more could you ask from your pot of honey?

Another handy tip to keep the ants away: place your honey jar in a bowl of water.

Try making your own version of the ‘healthy honey muesli’ on page 117 of my ‘From Paddock to Plate’ book. So delicious! I might go and have a bowl now…

The Health Club is a monthly program on ABC digital radio, which uncovers health and fitness trends. Discover ways to improve your physical and mental health and learn some delicious and healthy recipes.

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