Can I ask you a simple question - did you know that honey is one of the healthiest foods on the planet? Why - well, that's easy to answer! Because honey contains high amounts of vitamins and minerals. Note: the experts say that the type of vitamins and minerals and their quantity depends on the type of flowers used for apiculture.
Honey has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so it is often used as a natural antiseptic in traditional medicines. Honey contains nutraceuticals, which are very effective for the removal of free radicals from the body. But, the real and ugly truth, (due to its high price), is that people usually buy the cheapest one they can find in the supermarket, or the one with the most misleading advertisements. And sometimes the one in the best-looking, most dazzling container - which is a bad thing. And, now you probably ask yourself - why? Well, because when you buy this type of "honey", you're not actually buying pure honey.
How this works - in order to lower the price, this type of honey is often subjected to numerous alterations. Here's what you need to know - a recent study, conducted by group of experts at the Food Safety News, has discovered that up to 76% of all types of honey available in supermarkets have been subjected to a process called ultra-filtration. What this means - well, this filtration process removes impurities like wax traces, but also the pollen as well - which is a bad thing. You should also know that the honey manufacturers say that this process is "important" in order to prevent "crystallizing and to prolong the shelf life of their products". The bad thing is that many consumers don't know the fact that pollen is extremely important and beneficial to our bodies.
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