Residents of Ikaria Island live a lot longer than people in other places. One of the reasons why is the honey the island is famous for. Ikaria honey is used to cure everything from tummy aches to the flu, not to mention flesh wounds.
Every day Ikarians start the day with a spoonful of the raw nectar noted for its particularly high level of antioxidants. Ikaria Island honey is known to help remedy things like inflammation, and for its high Vitamin C and amino acids content. But Ikaria honey is exceptional. This is one reason researchers think the island is a so-called “Blue Zone” where people generally live past 90 years of age. The video below from Blue Zone tells us more.
Ikaria joins Sardinia in Italy, Okinawa of Japan, Nicoya of Costa Rica and Loma Linda of California, USA, the healthiest spots on the planet. A recent CBS TV special offered this:
“Up the winding mountain roads of this isolated isle, you’re likely to notice brightly-painted boxes dotting the landscape. And what’s happening inside those boxes is generating some buzz: Bees busy making a rare honey that locals believe is one of the secrets to a long life.”
For centuries humans have valued honey for its medicinal properties. And in Ikaria, known in ancient times as the “healing island,” the honey is different from that located on most supermarket shelves.
As a result, the pollen and nectar collected by the bees are free of chemicals and pesticides normally found in commercial or private farming. And Ikaria Island, unlike products sold in the other parts of the planet. Ikaria Island honey is also unheated, unfiltered, and unpasteurized – all processes that can destroy the natural vitamins and minerals.
It’s interesting to note that Ikarians are almost totally immune to things like dementia and some of the chronic diseases that plague Americans. And while the amazing honey plays a role, a combination of factors including geography, culture, diet, lifestyle, and outlook play key roles as well. Ikarians also drink strong red wine, just as the Sardinians do.
Even though this has been one of Ikaria’s best-kept secrets, after the CBS report aired live on American television, there has been a huge response with people all over the world wanting to get their hands on some on this Ikarian super-food.
Source: Tornos News