Beeing National Honey Month and all, here’s to what’s right and true about an ingredient that should be your fave, too.
The Juice Standard’s honeybee love goes so much deeper than our branding and comb-shaped logos that we’ve included it in our philosophee. Bees are a pivotal part of the company’s reason for beeing. That’s why over on The Facebook we’ve been celebrating honey since September’s start as part of our 30 Days of Sweetness for National Honey Month. And beecuase we love it, we want you to, too.
Honey of the raw and local variety is a major super food. Anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial, it’s excellent for external uses like face scrubs and skin irritation salves, and internally, it’s a tasty, trusty addition to tea. But health-wise—as something that’s real and deep-in-your-bones good for your body—this nectar is especially helpful in one distinct area:
The idea is that honey-producing bees consume the same pollen that flies through the air during allergy season (which for some desert dwellers is May and, Oh, now). And when bees produce their honey, they do so by processing the very pollen we can be allergic to. A major contributor to the icky eyes and sneezes of Las Vegans are the dreaded Fruitless Mulberry and European Olive trees…but the theory is that the more we’re exposed to their allergy-causing pollen, the more we can build a tolerance to those nasty-bad irritants.
Got raw honey at home? Down it. Have access to local bee pollen? Many of us take a teaspoon a day for good measure. Whatever you do, see if you can incorporate this blessed stuff into your beeing. Course we think that drinking it is the cat’s meow, but your bod’ll be happy no matter how you enjoy it.
Since we think honey’s better than Benadryl, we’re here to help you up your daily dose. These TJS recipes contain the kind of sticky stuff we hope you’ll be stuck on.