Heart Healthy Honey

January 6, 2017

Honey is truly amazing. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals and bacteria-fighting enzymes. Researchers report that honey also contains a variety of polyphenol compounds, which are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants can help prevent heart disease and cancer. Honey can actually help keep you healthy!

Heart Healthy Honey Protects Your Heart

Experiments with honey in the lab have demonstrated that it can decrease the rate of oxidation of the bad LDL cholesterol in human blood. Once oxidized, LDL cholesterol becomes the basis of plaque deposits in blood vessels, which can lead to stroke and heart disease.

One particular antioxidant, pinocembrin, is only  found in honey—no other food contains it. It is particularly associated with improved cognitive function and may be protective against Alzheimer’s disease.

In fact, the pharmaceutical industry has been interested in pinocembrin as a potential natural product that could be developed into drugs to treat stroke and other clinical conditions where an anti-inflammatory or neuroprotective agent would be beneficial.

So this Valentine’s Day give the loved ones in your life the gift of health—send them a jar of Bee America honey. We offer a variety of different honeys that will appeal to every taste. Honey is an excellent choice instead of using other sweeteners as it will give you an extra edge in fighting cardiovascular disease. Here’s to better health in 2017!