Humans have been hunting for honey for at least 8,000 years as depicted by cave paintings in Valencia, Spain. Here, on rock etchings, two hunters are shown collecting honey from a honeycomb in a wild bee nest. In ancient Egypt, honey was not only used as a pastry sweetener, but also for embalming the dead and for offerings to, Min, the fertility god of Egyptians.
Fast forward to today. Is Honey really that good for your honey? Of course it is! Following are just a few of the many health benefits reported in the literature for this busy bee’s, natural sweetener:
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What's a probiotic you ask?
Probiotics are healthy bacteria and according to our certified nutritional therapy practitioner, Margaux J. Rathbun, it's important to maintain a healthy balance of it!
Without enough of a presence of probiotics in the body, people can experience digestive problems such as diarrhea, constipation, or even irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Check out the video above to learn easy ways to incorporate friendly bacteria into your diet to better balance your body!
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2011 is the year for better digestive health!
Jamba Juice will be creating a new line of smoothies called Probiotic Fruit & Yogurt Blends made with nonfat yogurt, soy milk, whole fruit, and a “specially formulated” probiotic boost.
The three flavors they will unveil in January are Vibrant Blueberry, with blueberries and strawberries; Thrivin Mango, with mango, peach, and passionfruit; and a probiotic version of the popular Strawberries Alive, which is blended strawberries and bananas.
OMG, those sound delish - and super healthy!
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