You are here

Express Recipes: How to make homemade Honey Bread French Toast

As a kid I always liked to savour french toast. It’s amazing how the original sweet french toast gets modified at 180º, with sugar being replaced with salt, chillies and other spices! The first time I had a sweet french toast was at a dinner and that’s when I realised what I had been missing. Given my weakness for all things sweet, I now just stick with sweet version. Love the sprinkled sugar and the dripping maple syrup. Add to it some bananas and strawberries, and we have a complete…

Read More

Reasons Why You Should Never Cook Honey

Honey has a long standing reputation of containing medicinal properties and makes an incredible substitute for sugar and artificial sweeteners. It is considered a traditional superfood that consists of various probiotics, enzymes and amino acids that are used to benefit health in many ways. Honey in its raw form is a useful resource to attain a glowing skin and keep it healthy. It has potent anti-microbial properties that make it useful as a natural antibiotic. While the raw form of honey may be an excellent source of good health and…

Read More

Consuming more honey, fruit juice may damage your liver

The findings indicated that in addition to higher weight gain, the fructose group showed more markers of vascular disease and liver damage, than the glucose group. According to researchers, these type of sugar may also play a role in increasing risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases. The paper was published in the American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology. Researchers compared the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function. For the study, female rats were given a liquid solution of…

Read More

Eat honey, gazpacho: Spaniards tell how to live till 100

With more than 17,000 people aged 100 or over, Spain is the country with the greatest life expectancy after Japan, according to OECD data and latest census. Average life expectancy at birth in Spain is 83.2, according to 2013 OECD statistics, just a shade below the 83.4 years on average a Japanese newborn can expect to live. Most of the centenarians interviewed for the story showed a zest for life and an interest in pastimes from amateur dramatics to playing the piano. Many also continued to carry out daily duties…

Read More

What’s so special about manuka honey?

Honey’s been used as a medicine for centuries, due to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties—all of which are related to the nectar the bees gather, which can vary plant by plant. As for manuka honey specifically: According to Sharon Palmer, RDN, author of Plant-Power for Life, manuka comes from New Zealand, where it’s made by bees that pollinate the flowers of the local, native manuka bush. “Manuka honey has high concetrations of compounds with antibacterial activity,” says Palmer. “There’s even a grading system for manuka, called UMF, which scores quality.”…

Read More

Honey, Lemon and Water: Urban Myth or Miracle Potion?

“In India, many people start their day with a warm cup of water mixed with honey and lemon in order to lose weight. Now, honey and lemon are both popularly recognized for their many health benefits. Honey is a powerhouse of antioxidants and flavonoids, that help boost one’s immunity. It is low on the glycemic index and hence does not contribute to calories. Lemon is a very rich source of Vitamin C and works as a detoxifying agent. The pectin fibres present in lemon slow down the digestion of sugars…

Read More