Did you know honey can boost your running and your health??
*If you add a little honey to your tea or spread some on top of your toast, you’re off to a good
start! Honey contains few less calories per teaspoon than sugar and has additional health
1. Boost Antioxidant Levels: Compared to other sweeteners, honey was found to have
higher levels of antioxidants, In one of the studies, subjects who drank tea with wheat
honey showed a seven percent increase in antioxidant levels compared to the subjects
who had tea with sugar.
2. Keep fueling your workouts: A study on cyclists found that consuming 60 calories of
honey (one tablespoon) with water every half hour works well as an energy gel in
improving sprinting efforts for the end of long workouts.
3. Control Blood Sugar: Studies show that using honey over regular table sugar can help
steady blood-sugar levels. This is great news for those with pre-diabetes or insulin
4. Curb Cholesterol: Using honey instead of sugar for 2 weeks can lower the “bad
cholesterol” and reduce levels of C-reactive protein, which is a measure of inflammation
5. Improve G.I. Health: Honey contains oligosaccharids, which is a type of sugar that fuels
the growth of immune-boosting bacteria in the gut, promoting a healthy intenstinal
So what to do with this information? Try these quick and tasty honey tapped meals…
-Bake Energy Bars: Mix 3 tablespoons of honey with 2 tablespoons of canola oil, 2
eggs, walnuts, orange zest, and 2 cups of natural/organic granola. Bake for 15
minutes at 375 degrees F.
-Grill Vegetables: Place sliced zucchini with peppers and onions on a hot grill. You
can brush the vegetables with 2 tablespoons of honey, 1/4 of white wine, and 1
teaspoon of garlic.
-Fruit Smoothie: Blend 1 tablespoon of buckwheat honey with 1/2 cup of
blueberries, 1 ripe peach, 1 cup of Greek yogurt, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla, and ice!
-Salad Dressing: Whisk 1/4 cup of natural honey with 2 tablespoons of olive oil,
1/3 cup of red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons of minced scallions, and salt &
Try your own recipes too! Honey is a great alternative to sugar for it’s taste and
Health and Freedom Expert