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By Sharonne Gracia

Tip: Sweeten your day with a spoonful of honey!


“Eat honey, my son, for it is good,” advised King Solomon in Proverbs 24:13.

Have you ever stopped to truly appreciate a jar of honey? It might seem like one more pantry item, but there’s a whole world buzzing behind that golden sweetness.

Imagine a tiny, tireless bee flying from flower to flower, collecting nectar with her fuzzy legs. The hive transforms the nectar into a magic liquid: honey! Each spoonful represents a bee’s entire life’s work, a reflection to their incredible dedication.

But honey isn’t just about the journey; it’s about the destination too. This amber liquid might hold the key to a healthier you.

If you ever feel under the weather, a spoonful of honey might be your secret weapon! Its natural antimicrobial properties can benefit the immune system. It acts as a cough soother, calming that scratchy throat and offering sweet relief. Plus, local, raw honey might even be a seasonal allergy savior. Tiny amounts of pollen can help your body build a tolerance over time.

And bees? They are more than honey-makers. They are essential for our ecosystem. Bees pollinate many crops and plants that sustain life on the Earth. Without bees many plants would struggle to reproduce, affecting our food supply and biodiversity. By supporting beekeepers, we keep more active bee hives alive and well.

So next time you reach for a sweetener, consider honey. It’s a delicious way to add a touch of sunshine to your morning coffee or tea, yogurt, oatmeal, or even smoothies. Think how you’ll be supporting the incredible magic of nature with every spoonful, and helping the bee population thrive.

Who knows? Metaphorically speaking, “eating honey” may be good for the soul as well!

When Solomon gives the exhortation, “Eat honey, my son, that it may be sweet to thy palate”, he uses honey figuratively, meaning divine doctrine, which restores the spiritual knowledge of the soul. – Hippolytus


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