On our way to the Organic market, we picked up a couple hitch-hiking on the Tulum beach rode. Being in that situation ourselves many, many years ago we picked up this cute young couple so they could have a ride into town. As luck would have it, or call it serendipity, this couple was also going to the organic market. The discussion very quickly led to Mayan honey. The woman was from Uruguay and mentioned she had heard that Mayan honey was extremely good for you. This of course led to a conversation about the Melipona Mayan honey bees and the rich nectar that they produce.
Health Benefits of Honey are greater than you think
If you use Mayan honey on your cereal, in your tea or just grab a spoonful cause it is soooo good, the health benefits are more than you can imagine! Here are some of the health benefits of honey produced by the Melipona Mayan honey bee:
1. Gives you more energy immediately with glucose release and sustained energy through fructose
2. Boosts your immune system with anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial support
3. Reduces muscle fatigue
4. Speeds up the cleaning of the liver
5. Vinegar and honey can help to relieve arthritis
6. Antibacterial properties speeds up the healing of sore throats, cuts and fungal infections.
Honey can be a miracle cure for many ailments
Respiratory ailments, female fertility issues, digestive disorders, skin and visual ailments can all be helped with honey, and the melipona bee in the Yucatan is one of the highest regarded honeys produced. It is recommended to take honey with milk as this combination can help with sleep disorders and digestive issues (as long as you are not lactose intolerant). Everybody’s system is different but we have seen results from honey that can not be ignored.
Suggestions on how to eat your honey while on vacation in Tulum:
- spread it on your bread in the morning for that extra oomph to get your going
- put a teaspoon in your coffee or tea
- add it to your granola or spread it on your fruit and yogurt
- take it by the teaspoon, straight
- add it to your cocktail in the evening, tequila and honey on ice….
- mix it into your salad with oil and vinegar
According the US Customs and Border Control and the Canadian Border Protection Services honey is a product that you can bring across the border for personal use. These guidelines can change so consult your Border Agency listing before you fly back home after your Tulum vacation.
Read our article about Melipona bees in the Yucatan so you can learn more about this indigenous bee found in Tulum, Mexico and other parts of Central America. Honey can be purchased at the organic market each Saturday held at Frida hostel at the end of the pueblo.