Tuesday, May 12, 2009
S'posed to Bee a Hummingbird Feeder?
~The bees did their dance and passed the word, " Front porch! LOTS of sugar water!" The hummingbirds don't seem to like to mingle with the bees , and the bees had the sweet stuff all to themselves."The glucose and fructose which make up the better part of it ( honey ) are more easily assimilated by the human body than white sugar , because they have already been partially digested by the bees. This can be important for both the very young and the very old with either immature or failing digestive systems... Honey contains around 300 calories, against 400 for the same amount of sugar;"......"it ( honey ) is also fattening-with around 80% sugar it could hardly be otherwise-a fact often overlooked by those dazzled by its health giving image." HONEY, FROM HIVE TO HONEYPOT by Sue Style Note:Current medical wisdom says honey should NOT be fed to babies a year of age and under!