Friday, December 05, 2008

Pass the honey, honey

Honey is good for the brain. That was the message of Dr. Ron Fessenden at a conference of bee keepers in Saskatoon this week. It sounds like a complicated metabolic process, but the bottom line is that Dr. Fessenden recommends we eat 3 tablespoons of honey every day to help prevent diabetes, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

This is good news for Saskatchewan. From some reason* honeybees in Saskatchewan produce more honey than bees anywhere else in North America, so we should have no trouble getting our 3 tablespoons a day.

*The reasons include the long hours of summer sunlight, cold winters that kill bee diseases and all those vast fields of flowering canola and alfalfa. It's a bee heaven.

3 comments:

Andrea said...

I love the honey from the Saskatoon Farmer's Market, so this is great news!

Quick question: I often have honey in my tea; do you know if the heat from the tea adversely affects the benefits of honey?

amy said...

That's a great question. I don't know the answer, but I'll contact Dr. Fessenden and see if he can shed some light on that.

Anonymous said...

He's a phony, a cheat, and a liar. Most of his "medical career" was selling Amway and having adulterous affairs!