Show me the honey

Raw Honey FINAL- Margaux Drake

Raw honey, is a great natural sweetener with many health benefits and you can find it easily in the produce section at D&W Fresh Market!  Here are four reasons why honey is important for you!

1. It’s a natural sweetener

That’s right, you can skip the sugar and add a sweet touch with a spoonful of honey.  This pantry staple is a delicious alternative to many other sweeteners. Have you heard the phrase, “less is more”?  Well since honey is a bit sweeter than sugar, so you can actually use a little less and still achieve the same great results.  Bonus!  Honey can be used to thicken a sauce, drizzle on a dessert, or to sweeten a salad dressing.

2.  Honey boosts energy

This all natural energy-source is great for athletes. It’s loaded with carbohydrates, (17 grams per tablespoon in fact!) and it’s often recommended to be eaten before a workout.  It’s released into the system as a steady stream making you feel energized throughout your exercise regimen.

3. It’s great for your skin

Honey is a great go-to ingredient to keep your skin looking fabulous!  Honey is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. That’s why you’ll notice many skin care and hair care products tout honey! Want to try it at home?  Add a small amount to your daily moisturizer, shampoo or soap.  Your skin will feel fabulous.

4. Honey soothes sore throats

Due to its antimicrobial properties, honey has been used for centuries to help alleviate symptoms of the common cold and it’s a natural throat soother.  Mix a little with your tea or try a sweet spoonful by itself.

Raw honey is your secret ingredient with endless possibilities!  Stop by the produce department at your localD&W Fresh Market to find this great natural sweetener.