Posted By: Daphne's
Categories: Competition, Daphne's California Greek, health benefits of honey
U.S. Olympian and Daphne’s California Greek Brand Ambassador Genai Kerr checks in with Romanian Olympic water polo team at the 2012 London Games.
The Olympics have always been a special event in my life. As a child, I would dream about what it would be like to be the best in the world -- imagining winning countless gold medals and standing shoulder-to-shoulder on the podium with the world’s top athletes.
Yet, it was not until college that I developed a very specific plan of action that would allow me to achieve my goals of becoming an Olympian. I was then set on a course that would include years and years of preparation and training with some of the most talented and dedicated athletes and coaches from around the country and the world.
To this day, I am still overwhelmed by the fact that I was part of the 2004 U.S. Olympic team in Athens. The sense of pride is almost impossible to explain. But you can see it, feel it, almost taste it at the 2012 London Games. Surrounded by thousands of athletes, I again feel the intensity of excitement and pride of representing your country on the world stage.
It’s been an honor to watch and be among this year’s incredible lineup of athletes.
More to come from London…
Posted By: YogaBabes
Categories: Daphne's California Greek, EAT WELL, health benefits of honey, Jessica Mulvey, liquid gold, raw honey benefits, royal jelly, YogaBabes
Let’s talk honey–that delicious, golden nectar prominent in many-a-Mediterranean-desserts and a staple in the average American’s cup of tea. You may already know that it is a healthier alternative to processed white sugar, but did you know that raw, unrefined honey provides benefits to your body besides satiating that sweet tooth? Because the honey is unprocessed, it retains all the enzymes, pollen, royal jelly, propolis, rich vitamins, minerals and carbohydrate content.
5 Fun facts about raw honey:
1. Raw honey is 100% pure, unfiltered, never strained and never heated above 115 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Studies suggest raw honey may suppress your cough (it is not just an old wives’ tale).
3. Raw honey has both anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
4. Raw honey can help with the occasional sleeplessness.
5. Studies are finding that local honey may help provide some relief to seasonal allergy sufferers.
Though honey provides a multitude of health benefits, bear in mind that it does contain a large amount of fructose (about 70%), which must be consumed in moderation.
So the next time you hit your farmer’s market, pick up some local honey and enjoy nature’s liquid gold!