Sweet Health Benefits
Fine tupelo honey is unique in its high fructose to glucose ratio which prevents it from crystallizing like other varietals. Because of its remarkable, uncommon ratio, it is quickly absorbed in the body for a fast acting energy boost yet steadily maintains absorption over time for a sustained energy supply. Especially popular among athletes, honey can be used before, during, and after a strenuous activity to aid in performance and recovery.
"An optimal recovery plan is essential for any athlete. Research shows that ingesting a combination of carbohydrates and protein immediately following exercise (within 30 minutes) is ideal to refuel and decrease delayed-onset muscle soreness. Therefore, honey is a great source of carbohydrate to combine with post-workout protein supplements. In addition to promoting muscle recuperation and glycogen restoration, carb-protein combinations sustain favorable blood sugar concentrations after training."
From The National Honey Board Benefits of Honey
"Studies show honey may serve as a natural source of dietary antioxidants. Honey contains polyphenols which act as powerful antioxidants believed to fight free radicals in the body. A dose of honey and long term consumption serve as a healthy alternative to refined sweeteners."
From The National Honey Board Nutrition Research
Honey has been used for thousands of years in various ways. From the ancient Egyptians to the Greeks, honey has been referenced (and still used today) as a wound dressing and healing agent due to its elevated antimicrobrial properties. It's also called on as a favorite comfort food and natural soother for sore throats, coughs, and seasonal allergies.