Is honey the ultimate superfood? Based on the numerous health benefits, honey may provide more nutrients, vitamins and minerals than meat, eggs, milk, grains and vegetables. Plus, it contains only about 100 calories per teaspoon.
Unlike refined sugar, honey and other natural sugars — like those found in dates, figs and raisins — are live physiological sugars which contain the germs of life.
According to the Waikato Honey Research Unit, honey is now being accepted as a standard of care in treating skin ulcers as well as wounds and burns. Researchers indicate that applying honey to your skin helps reduce inflammation, swelling and pain; causes offensive odors to vanish; and promotes rapid healing of the skin, often with little scarring. In many cases, honey was more effective in treating infected lesions that were not responding to standard antibiotic and antiseptic therapy.