In Singapore, one out of 9 people aged 18 to 69 has diabetes. That's about 11.3% of our population or more than 400,000 people!
Diabetes occurs when then body produces insufficient insulin which a hormone that keeps the blood sugar level balanced. Or alternatively, does not respond properly to insulin, resulting a high amount of sugar in the blood.
When you make a cup of hot tea, will you find honey or sugar?
Honey and sugar are carbohydrates consisting mainly of glucose and fructose. They are used as ingredients in many prepackaged foods and recipes. Although both may add sweetness to your drink, but their nutritional benefits vary.
What is Wild Honey?
Wild honey is a natural sweet liquid that is produced by bees from nectar of flowers and plays a vital roles in maintaining and nourishing the bee colony. Each bee produces an average of about half a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
The bees uses their mouth to collect nectar from the flowers. Enzymes in the saliva of bees cause a chemical reaction that turns nectar into honey, which is deposited on the walls of the hive. The colour, texture and flavour of wild honey depends on which flowers the bees choose to collect.
Referred to in ancient writings, honey has long been used for both 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.