Dr. Stephen Trudeau - La Plage Wellness
Honey is one of natures true miracles. It benefits include being probiotic, anti-inflammatory, a cough suppressant, and even helps treat local pollen allergies. Honey has vitamins and minerals which our bodies need. Externally it has been shown to be effective for wound treatment. We all want a bit of sweetness in our lives and honey can be a part of that taste desire.
Humans are genetically programmed to respond to sweet flavors as they are a concentrated source of calories in the form of carbohydrates, an important source of energy. Honey is slightly better metabolized than white sugar but with the previously mentioned health benefits which makes it a better choice. Honey has a wonderfully rich flavor profile which varies by the source of the pollen, this is much more noticeable in honey which is minimally processed and or single flower source honey such as orange blossom honey or clover honey.
As we understand or individual needs to balance a sweet life with our healthy choices in nutrition, honey certainly has a place in the overall picture.
At La Plage Wellness our clients are given the opportunity to explore their individual goals in mind-body-spirit. How often do we really take the time to invest in ourselves and open to the possibilities that healthy changes can make?