Blue Zones looks at honey Posted on April 26th, 2009
I’m continuing to follow the “Blue Zones: secrets of a long life” on CNN and the healthy habits of the Ikarians on a tiny Greek Island in the Aegean. Seems they benefit from eating a specific type of honey which apparently has anti-cancer and anti-oxidant properties. A daily spoonful of honey plus some garlic are among the folk remedies to which the islanders attribute their longevity. But remember – not all honey is created equal. Honey a simple sugar, can affect blood sugar balance and feed a strain of yeast, Candida Albicans, which thrives on a diet of starch, sugar, fruit and honey.