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Healthy Buckwheat Honey

What is Buckwheat Honey?   Despite the name, buckwheat is not a cereal grain, but a plant related to rhubarb. Dark in colour, buckwheat honey has a smooth, full-bodied taste and is rich in antioxidants. In traditional herbal medicine, honey is used to improve circulation and for heart health. Good news for world heart day. Why is Buckwheat Honey Good for the Heart? First, buckwheat honey contains rutin and magnesium. Rutin strengthens capillary walls and magnesium relaxes blood vessels which helps to decrease blood pressure. Second, buckwheat honey has antioxidants. A 2004 Cornell University report on a study showed people...