Living Healthy

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...

Benefits of Royal Jelly

What is Royal Jelly? A creamy white nutrient-rich honeybee secretion, Royal Jelly is the only food fit for a queen bee. Royal jelly contains royalactin, a protein which causes queen larva to grow 1 1/2 times the normal size, and makes queen bees very fertile and long-lived. Queen bees can live up to five years compared to a few weeks for worker bees which maybe why royal jelly is found in traditional anti-aging tonics. Besides royalactin, royal jelly also contains C and B-complex vitamins, and a broad spectrum of protein-building amino acids, trace minerals, proteins, sugars, essential fatty acids and enzymes....

Honey & Cinnamon - A Healthy Combination

Spice Up Your Life With Cinnamon & Honey A leading cause of heart disease, kidney problems, lower limb amputations and blindness, type 2 or adult-onset diabetes accounts for 90% of all cases. Typical sufferers are over 40, insulin resistant, have elevated blood glucose levels and overweight. With 366 million people living with diabetes, a figure projected to double by 2030, researchers are looking at natural ingredients like cinnamon to stem the tide. In a 2007 study of 14 subjects with type 2 diabetes, lower fasting serum glucose, triglycerides, LDL and total cholesterol were noted. The subjects, who ingested 6 g...

Cold Buster Honey

Natural Cold &  Flu Fighters We are only midway in the 8-week flu cycle, and already North America is in the midst of a flu outbreak. In the United States, were an estimated 24,000 deaths occur annually due to flu, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirms that, this year, flu has reached epidemic levels with 7.3 percent of deaths now attributed to influenza as more virulent strains such as H3N2 appear which make people sicker, longer. In Canada, Health Canada's FluWatch has reported 69 pediatric and 26 adult cases requiring hospitalization. With such statistics, no wonder there's demand for...