The Mother Nature Network published an article yesterday titled “The 11 healthiest foods in the world” based on the thinking of J.I. Rodale, the father of organic gardening in the United States.
Honey makes it on their list, and with good reason. As the article reports, “Honey is rich in antioxidants and is often used as an antiseptic treatment on wounds. As Rodale said, it also contains phytoestrogens, and studies on Greek honey have found that those phytoestrogens can blunt the growth of breast, prostate and endometrial cancers. Honey also has a low glycemic index, so using it to sweeten tea or coffee won’t lead to energy-busting blood sugar drops later in the day.”
Yesterday was also Purim, a day on which much refined sugar, flour, and oils are shared and consumed (which all increase disease). Not sure what to think about that.