I eat honey for energy and have loved honey as long as I can remember. As a kid and still today, I love putting it in pb&j sandwiches. Usually with bananas and raisins as well and almond butter if we had any. Sometimes I would mix it together up with peanut or almond butter in a bowl and just eat it and then leave what was left in the fridge. Nowadays I put it on almost anything, especially cheese. Raw cheese are prefered, of course.
My first uses medically besides honey in different types of tea was to help with a wound I had got from a bike crash. Let me tell you, it was amazing how well it healed. A co-worker told me about using it and said she had used it for the same reason with great results. She was !00% correct.
As an athlete, I find myself using it more often. I use honey for energy - energy gels (honey stingers, energy bars as well) and also use it to help aid recovery after more active anaerobic workouts. To do so I mix 5 tbps. of preferably, raw and local honey, with 15-20 grams of protein powder in twenty or so ounces of water. If you don't want to use a blender you can mix the honey in a little warm water first. I'll drink one of these mixes for every two hours of activity or so, give or take, depending on the intensity of the workout. It's best taken within 30 minutes after activity.
Honey is an amazing and beautiful food that I hope to enjoy for the rest of my life. Thank you for letting me share.
By Tine, Germany
I use honey as my 1st-choice-sweetener. I take 1-2 spoons pure honey in the morning and before going to bed. It's just amazing. I eat honey for energy. For me, eating honey is eating energy, life...I feel it the moment I put in my mouth.
I sleep better, my concentration increased, I take honey for energy and get energized in the morning, I eat less sweets. When I get a cold, honey with fresh garlic is my medicine. (1 tbsp honey with 1 small garlic glove - three times a day). Or I make my own garlicked honey. Just peel garlic, put it in a jar and add honey. Set in a warm window for 2 weeks. When the garlic has turned opaque the gralicked honey is ready for use. When I prepare my favorite meal (chicken or prawns with a variety of vegetables and brown rice) I spice it up with that garlicked honey and some fresh ginger. Honey makes me happy!
I also use it for beauty purposes (for a face mask I mix 2 tbsp of honey and 3 tbsp of curd cheese), the effect is just amazing, I feel and look fresh. I turn 40 in 3 months, people never believe me when I reveal my age, they think I am much younger. I believe this is a result of my honey consumption, my choice of nutritious foods, fresh air and plenty of relaxation. From time to time I detox with Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey.
A friend of mine had a very bad cough for weeks, I told him to drink his tea with linden honey instead of sugar. The cough was gone in a couple of days.
My favorite honeys are acacia (mostly purchased with honeycomb - just yummy), linden and forest honey. I will try manuka honey next.
I have read once that when the bees disappear, life on earth will end.
I always enjoy watching bees. Beautiful creatures!