Saturday, January 8, 2011

I like it raw

Honey, people. I'm talking about honey.

Some of you may remember a post I did back in November about eating better. One way I'm trying to do this is by eating more "supefoods," including raw honey. I didn't even know what raw honey was until recently when the hubs and I found a local company that makes it.

The owner educated us about the differences between raw honey and processed honey, and why the former is superior. Processed honey ("regular" honey) goes through a pasteurization process that heats it up to very high temperatures to get rid of impurities and make it easier to package. However, this pasteurization process also kills the yeast and enzymes that are beneficial to your body.

Raw honey, on the other hand, is not pasteurized and maintains high levels of antioxidants and enzymes that are good for you.

I'm actually not a honey lover--processed or raw (which really don't taste that different)--but mix it frequently into green smoothies or other foods where the taste is somewhat masked.

This is just a very small step in my renewed efforts to take better care of my body. Thought I'd share for those of you interested in doing the same!

1 comment:

amanda {the habit of being} said...

we love raw honey. and raw milk too :)