Honey is a delicious natural sweetener with many more nutritional benefits than table sugar. We know bees make honey out of plant nectar, but how?
Bees extract nectar from flowers using their straw-like tongues. From there, the nectar is stored in the bee’s extra stomach, where it mixes and mingles with digestive enzymes. You may be wondering, what about the barf? It starts here: This mixture is transferred to storage in the honeycomb from bee to bee, each regurgitating the nectar into another bee’s mouth. This vomitus process is repeated until the nectar reaches the honeycomb.
At this point, the bees fan the honeycomb with their wings to get extra water out of the nectar mixture. Once most of the water has evaporated, bees seal the combs with liquid from their abdomen, which hardens into the substance we know as beeswax. After bee-ing sealed, the honey is protected against air and water, creating the perfect preserved food source for bees during cold winter months. THE NUMBER OF EYES A BEE HAS—2 COMPOUND EYES, AND 3 TINY OCELLI EYES. SOURCE: ONTARIO
Source: Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health Everyone knows a glass of red wine has some health benefits, but white wine often gets left out of the discussion, despite boasting some significant benefits of its own. Recent research shows white wine also contains flavonoids with antioxidant properties that may help prevent cancer—even more so than red wine! Source: University of
Barcelona We’ll Toast to That! Feel free to celebrate this news with a glass of bubbly, as preliminary research shows drinking champagne three times a week could help stave off dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other brain disorders due to its high levels of phenolic acid. Just remember, alcohol consumption for any reason (including health) should be done in moderation. Source: Reading University