How it’s made:
Honey isn’t just that thing that we buy in a bear or hive-shaped container. It actually comes from an amazing process that gives it its healing properties.
Worker bees collect nectar from the very healthiest flowers, then fill a sac in their stomachs with that nectar and bring it back to the hive. At the hive, another worker bee ingests that nectar, and the enzymes inside its body break down the sugars. The digested nectar is then placed in the segments of the honeycomb. The digested nectar is then turned into the delicious, sticky honey we love after the bees gather together and flap their wings, evaporating all the water away.
What it contains/health benefits:
1. Simple carbohydrates for quick energy
While you generally want to get your carbs in the form of complex carbohydrates so you have sustained energy, there are times when simple carbs, particularly healthy ones like those contained in honey, are important. Take for example when you need a quick burst for a race you’re running, or if you’re low on energy at work, and need a pick-me up that isn’t in the form of a candy bar of energy drink.
Honey offers simple carbohydrates in the form or natural sugars derived from plants that is quickly digestible, providing energy ready to use when you need it.