Health Benefits of Honey Honey is a Wonder-Food By Braxton Cosby Ok, I’m back again with another one of my favorite foods. This one really specializes in addressing what I call the terrific triad concerning health and fitness. We all need to consume substances that contribute to prevention, acceleration and balancing of our body’s tendency to maintain homeostasis. Homeostasis is the property of a system that regulates its internal environment and tends to maintain a stable, relatively constant condition of properties. In the case of human beings, it more specifically speaks to the body’s desire to regulate pH, respiratory rate, BP, cardiac output, skin/bone/muscle growth, etc. Honey aids the body in the fight to keep the system running smoothly. 1. Prevention: Honey can be beneficial in the fight against cancer and heart disease. Honey contains flavonoids which are antioxidants that help reduce the risk of developing free radical, which can lead to cancer and or heart disease. 2. Acceleration: Did you know that Ancient Olympic athletes would eat honey to enhance their performance? In biblical days, John the Baptist was known to live on a diet of just honey and locusts. Now I’m not advocating going that far, but there has to be some beneficial property within honey that helps to accelerate performance. And so there is! Studies have shown that honey is superior in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time more than other sweetener. Therefore, that quick jolt of energy that you crave after working a long shift at work or you need when you are about to go to the gym can be obtained with a shot of honey. One teaspoon should do the trick.