In Singapore, 1 out of 9 people aged between 18 to 69 have diabetes. That is about 11.3% of our population or more than 400,000 people!
Diabetes occurs when the body does not respond properly or produces insufficient insulin - a hormone that keeps the blood sugar level balanced.
Is Honey or sugar better for making a cup of hot tea?
Honey and white sugar are carbohydrates consisting mainly of glucose and fructose. They are used as ingredients in many prepackaged foods and recipes. Although both add sweetness to your drink, their nutritional benefits vary.
What is Wild Honey?
Wild honey is a lightly sweet natural liquid that is produced by bees from the nectar of flowers and it plays a vital role in maintaining and nourishing the bee colony. Each bee produces an average of about half a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
Bees use their mouth to collect nectar from flowers. Enzymes in the saliva of bees cause a chemical reaction that turns nectar into honey, which is then deposited on the walls of the hive. The colour, texture and flavour of wild honey depend on which flowers the bees choose to collect from.
Referred to in ancient writings, honey has long been used for nutrition and medicinal healing. For centuries, honey was used to pay homage to the Gods and help embalm the dead, as well as for medical and cosmetic purposes.