bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Monday, March 29, 2004

Sweet protector

Honey may be even better for you than you thought. The American Association for the Advancement of Science reports reports that volunteers fed buckwheat honey daily for a month showed increased levels of level of polyphenolic antioxidants in their blood plasma. Anti-oxidants have been linked with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Generally, darker honeys are thought to have more anti-oxidants than lighter-coloured honeys. I wish they tested something other than buckwheat honey, though. I get about as much joy out of eating buckwheat honey as being stung by my bees.


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