Honey has been promoted as a beneficial healing food by health seekers for years. But is honey really such a perfect toxin-free food we are so often lead to believe?
The truth is that honey just like sugar contributes to tooth decay, obesity, and other diseases. Like dairy products, honey is defended as a wholesome food. It is a wholesome food for the bees but not for man.
Bees modify the nectar of flowers with formic acid which is produced within their bodies. They regurgitate the honey after mixing. The nectar is usually vomited up several times before being mixed with the bees own preservatives. Bees use various enzymes for producing honey that are unique to meet their own special needs. These changes are not amicable to the metabolism of man.
Often the keepers of bees use poison sprays such as carbolic acid and benzaldehyde and spray it into the hives (and honey) so that they can chase the bees away. They then rob the bees of their honey and force them to live on sugared water.
Commercial honey is usually heated, filtered and processed. When bees are fed such honey, they sicken and die! Honey may also be adulterated with corn syrup, white sugar syrup and other additives. Rarely is the product “pure” as it is advertised to be.
There is a minute amount of mineral material in honey. This content is what many health enthusiasts point towards as a justification for using honey instead of white sugar. But this argument has no real validity. Let’s observe the facts:
– You would need 200 tablespoons of honey to meet the daily requirements of calcium
– You would need 91 tablespoons of honey to meet the daily requirements of potassium
– You would need 267 tablespoons of honey to meet the daily requirements of phosphorous
It is pretty obvious that honey has hardly any nutritional value for the human body.
It has been shown that it causes tooth decay faster than white sugar (not that I am promoting white sugar). The Oregon State University demonstrated that honey may contain cancer- causing substances that have been extracted from certain flowers.
Moreover the protective acids imparted by the bees for preserving honey are toxic for humans. Humans do not have the proper enzymes to break these acids down. They rob the body of vital base-forming minerals like calcium, which the body draws from its teeth and bones to neutralize the acids.
Manite acid is a protoplasmic poison in honey. It interacts with protein and from this forms alcohol, ammonia and carbonic acid.
Honey is not a healthful food. It is terrible for the human body and taking honey from bees is a terrible act. The only thing bees are needed are for the pollination of your garden. We can live in symbiosis with these beautiful creatures and leave them their food. Honey is not for humans, it’s for bees. They made it, let them eat it.
Some of the information given in this article originates from the Essential Natural Hygiene course from Dr. Robert Sniadach. Anyone interested in doing his course and receiving an enormous amount of incredible information, can visit his website www.transformationinstitute.org. There is also some information that derives from T.C. Fry’s article “Why honey is a harmful food”.