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  • Gloria Kamil

All About Honey!

Proverbs 25:16 "If you find honey, eat just enough --too much of it will make you vomit."

These are the words of King Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived about the over indulgence of eating too much of a sweet food.

Honey, being the first sweetener dating back to over 6,000 years, was the precursor of all the types of sugar that are now incognito in our food supply. It can be easily understood why so many people today are addicted to sugar. Yes, addicted!

But the food manufacturers of sugar-laden food products refuse to take ownership of the harmful affect refined and artificial sugars have upon the body. Refined and artificial sugar has no nutritional properties that the body can actually utilize. Take for an example, the standard American breakfast for many children and adults is a bowl of sweetened, enriched, cold cereal along with a glass of concentrated fruit juice or a cup of coffee with Splenda, NutraSweet, etc... That’s a high dose of zero nutrition.

If we really take into account the above proverb we will all know that eating too much sugar isn't a very wise decision even nature’s very own honey. As Solomon points out, eating too much will cause some uncomfortable bodily repercussions.

Raw honey is a better option. Honey has the upper hand on refined and artificial sugars in that it contains the vitamins niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, pantothenic acid, choline and betaine. Honey also contains the minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium, zinc, copper, and selenium. Honey is a remarkable food that even contains protein, fiber and water. Even if directly from nature’s very own bees, it would still be very wise for all of us to take King Solomon’s advice not to over-indulge in sweet products. Although honey is a natural sweetener from nature, over-indulgence has a negative effect.

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