Premium Honey (Dark)
Comes from the same hive as the royal jelly honey but it is food for the worker bees. It has superior antioxidant properties due to its high content of phenolic acid and flavonoid.. University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign stated "Dark Honey Has More Illness-Fighting Agents Than Light Honey." ScienceDaily, 8 July 1998. In an article published in the Journal of Apicultural Research, the researchers say darker honey has less water and more antioxidants than light-colored honey.
A study at the Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil published in November of 2012 concluded that darktualang honey built trabecular bone in labaratory rats better than supplemental calcium hence suitable alternative use for treatment of osteoporosis The current main treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis is estrogen replacement therapy (ERT). Despite its effectiveness, ERT, can cause many adverse effects. Therefore, alternative treatment that is rich in antioxidant and can exert an anti-inflammatory effect can be given to replace the conventional ERT. Tualang honey is one of the best optionas it contains antioxidant and exerts anti-inflammatory effect. This can act as a free radical scavenger, reducing the oxidative stress level and inhibitproinflammatory cytokine. This will result in survival of osteoblasts, reduced osteoclastogenic activity, and resulting in reduce bone loss. Hence, Tualang honey can be used as an alternative treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis with minimal side effects.It was shown to prevent uterine atrophy, vaginal epithelium atrophy, promote increased bone density and suppress the increased of body weight seen in menopausal state.
Honey reduces oxidative stress. Free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated in contributing to the processes of aging and disease. Humans protect themselves from these damaging compounds, in part, by absorbing antioxidants from high-antioxidant foods. Dark honey with high phenolic antioxidants can reduce the effects of aging. The regular use of honey as a sweetener in common foods could result in an enhanced antioxidant defense system in healthy adults.
It is bold in flavour and most rich in iron. Dark honey works well as sweetener on oatmeal or in breads. .
It is NOT to be given to infants below 1 year of age
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