Ditching sugar in favor of honey may prolong your life

Sugar is poison, honey is medicine

HoneyJarWhile honey and sugar share similar degrees of sweetness, the differences in the way our bodies respond to them are profound.

A recent article published in GreedMedInfo.com notes a number of profound differences in the two sweeteners:

“First, honey is a whole food and sucrose is not.  In other words, sucrose is an isolate—technically only one chemical compound—lifted from a background of hundreds of other components within the whole plant, whereas honey is composed of an equally complex array of compounds, many of which are well-known (including macronutrients and micronutrients, enzymes, probiotics and prebiotics, etc.), others whose role is still completely a mystery.”

Real honey has been prized for thousands of years. It was used as anti-bacterial medicine by the followers of Hippocrates, and was mentioned as a life-sustaining food in the Bible.  It has also been found pictured on ancient Sumerian tablets—and in cave paintings in Spain—that are even more ancient.

Simply put, it is not an understatement to suggest that if the world’s populations returned to practicing “the wisdom of the ancients”, and used honey in place of refined sugar, millions of lives could be saved.

Remember, to receive the real health/medicinal food benefits of honey it must be RAW honey. Heating, and other methods of processing, destroy the enzymes, probiotics and other nutrients that are found in honey.

Read the full GreenMedInfo article here.