A great place for honey info!

As you may already know I love honey. I know lots of people that love honey too. I am asked quite often what I use honey on or in. I usually don’t have a very good answer for that as what I use honey in and on changes quite often. The bottom line for me is that I am ALWAYS trying to eat more honey and less sugar. The big problem is that sugar is in almost all of our foods. It is quite alarming to me where sugar hides in our diets. No don’t get me wrong I am not trying to eat more honey to increase my sugar intake, just more honey and less sugar.

Things I have put honey in and continue to put in instead of sugar is in coffee, my vinegar and honey mixture, yogurt, sandwiches, on waffles or pancakes, in homemade gelato or ice cream, on carrots, in tea, and for me the list goes on and on.

One great resource that I have found is the National Honey Board site which can be found here or more specifically their email list that can be found here. I am not quite sure how often they send it out as I have never kept track, but it seems like about once every week or two they send an email with some info and recipe or recipes with honey in it. Check it out to get some good honey info!!!

Apple cider vinegar & honey

Apple cider vinegar and honey is said to help with a number of ailments. Now I am no doctor and this is not medical advice so take it for what it is worth. But I can personally tell you it has helped me out with stomach issues and who knows what else it has helped with that I am not aware of. I can also say that it has helped my mother, wife, and father in law with stomach issues, pain, and swelling.The apple cider vinegar I use says to take 3 times per day before any meal (10-20 minutes prior), but I can only handle once or twice per day right after I wake up and 15 minutes before I eat and if I’m feeling daring right before bed (although I do not use this at night regularly). A couple of key points to keep in mind:
-use only raw, unpasteurized, (and unfiltered) apple cider vinegar We use Bragg’s
-preferably use only raw honey
My recipe is:
2T apple cider vinegar
2T honey
4-8oz water (depending on how diluted I want the taste)
stir and let sit briefly, then chug thru a straw with your nose plugged with your fingers.
This may take some getting used to to hold the glass, straw, and your nose at the same time with only 2 fingers, but believe me it is worth it. Closing your nose makes you not taste it until you stop holding your nose. I usually follow this with a small amount of water to get the taste out of my mouth.
Be warned it tastes like a rotten orchard in my opinion, but the more honey added the more you can handle it. Let me know if you have tried this with any success or your experiences. I have felt more energy and much less ‘acid reflux’ type stomach issues in just a few months taking it at least once per day. If you are really daring you can just put it in a shot glass and drink the vinegar straight followed by the honey water, but I do not suggest it.