Nutrition

Some Sweet Truths about Honey

Some Sweet Truths about Honey

Bees, their keepers, and honey have been in the news quite a bit over the past several years. From the decrease in bee populations to the resulting growing popularity in beekeeping, particularly in urban settings, and the significant effects these changes have on our food sources—excuse the pun—but there’s been quite a buzz. This vital pollinator species also provides a favorite sweet treat that has been viewed essentially as liquid gold for centuries. That’s right, I’m talking about honey. So, grab a jar, a spoon, and join me in finding out some of the benefits of honey.

Another Round of Water

Water—it’s pretty important. It covers 71% of the Earth’s surface and makes up roughly 60% of a person’s body weight. We are constantly reminded to drink plenty of it on hot days and when exercising. But, why is water so important to our well-being? How do we know when we need to drink water, and how much we should drink each day? Simple questions, right? But, it’s often the simple things that get overlooked.

Create a Colorful Plate

What’s your favorite color? Do you prefer the bold hues of red, orange, and yellow? Or are you drawn to the serene and calming shades of blue, green, and purple? Color is a key player in many choices that we make from the decision of which shirt to wear in the morning to which car to buy. But, do you ever pay attention to the color foods that you eat?