Normally it’s not very polite to guess the age of a person, but when it comes to a food item, it’s more acceptable. So go ahead, try and guess how old honey is. And don’t cheat and look it up on Google. Just try and see if you can guess, I’ll wait………….
What did you come up with? 100 years old? 500 years old? 1,000 years old?
Nope. Brace yourself. Honey is AT LEAST 10,000 years old.
Okay, now that’s a bit of an odd questions because of course, honey has been around for as long as honey bees have been around, and they have been around for a very, very long time. But what I’m trying to get at is that at some point in honey bee history, a human being looked at the bee hive, or, more likely, spotted a bear being attacked by bees as he devoured the sticky substance inside. And that human being, our ancestor, thought to himself, “I’m gonna see what that sticky stuff tastes like. It must taste pretty great because that bear is being stung alive and doesn’t seem to care or notice.”
This ancestor of ours lived a very, very, very long time ago. We know this because there is evidence of honey harvesting on a rock painting in Valencia, Spain dating back 10,000 years. History has also shown us that honey was valued highly in many places, Egypt being one. In fact, archaeologists discovered honey comb in Egypt that had been buried with the pharaohs in their tombs, the honey was preserved and was still eatable.
Throughout history humans have had a sort of love affair with honey. We have eaten it, bathed in it, traded with it, and used it to heal wounds. Honey is mentioned in the bible, scrolls of the Orient, the Talmud and the Koran.
5 Health Benefits of Honey
Ancient civilizations ate honey because 1) it tasted delicious. Up until that point the sweetest thing many people back then had tasted were berries, and honey was FAR sweeter. To them it really did seem like some golden nectar from the Gods.
But they soon came to realize that honey offered far more than a sweet treat. It offered many health benefits. Gere are some of the biggies:
- Weight Loss Aid
Studies have linked honey consumption with weight loss. When we replace refined sugar with honey, we can lower our blood sugar levels and help prevent packing on extra pounds. Studies have also found honey may lower serum triglycerides, and raw honey can stimulate the hormones that suppress appetite.
- Fights Pollen Allergies
If you’re someone who suffers from allergies every spring, you may want to start eating local raw honey. Raw honey contains bee pollen, which has been shown to prevent allergies. It’s important that you only eat honey from your local area as those bees collect the very pollen that makes you sneeze. After time, you become less sensitive to the pollen that caused you trouble.
- Boosts Energy
Raw honey provides an impressive amount of natural sugars, vitamins and minerals. It is, quite literally, a perfect fuel source for our bodies. Great for pre-workouts.
- Tons of Antioxidants
Antioxidants fight the free radicals in our body that cause aging and disease. Honey boasts an impressive amount of antioxidants than can keep you youthful and healthy.
- Helps You Get a Good Night’s Sleep
Eating a little bit of raw honey before bed stocks up your liver with a glycogen supply, so you don’t wake up from hunger. It also promotes the release of melatonin in the brain by creating a small insulin spike, which stimulates the release of tryptohphan, which converts to serotonin, which finally converts to melatonin.
Honey can also help you enjoy bedtime in another way. Our Golden Royal Honey contains powerful natural ingredients that increase your libido and stamina so you and your partner can connect all night long.
Find out more about our Golden Royal Honey and how it can benefit your health AND your sex life.