- combat /KOM-bat/
- nutritional /noo-TRISH-uhn-nl/
- plethora /PLETH-er-uh /
- tolerance /TOL-er-uhns/
- habitat /HAB-i-tat/
[verb] – to try to stop something unpleasant or harmful from happening or increasing
I have to combat the want to eat chocolate all the time.
[adjective] – relating to nutrition
When preparing meals, you need to think about variety and taste as well as nutritional value.
[noun] – a very large amount of something, especially a larger amount than you need, want, or can deal with
There’s a plethora of books available regarding the universe.
[noun] – the ability to deal with something unpleasant or annoying, or to continue existing despite bad or difficult conditions
After living in the Far East for a few years, I’ve developed a much higher tolerance for heat.
[noun] – the natural environment in which an animal or plant usually lives
A lot of wildlife is losing its natural habitat as a result of so many areas of forest being cut down.
If you give a sick bee a variety of honey to pick from, it will choose the one that best combats its infection. People, on the other hand, have a long way to go when it comes to understanding the nutritional benefits of honey. Most lists of “functional foods” – those that provide health advantages beyond basic nutrition – did not include it until recently, according to entomologist May Berenbaum of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Even beekeepers – and certainly bee scientists – considered it nothing more than sugar water.” Since then, a slew of studies has found that honey contains a plethora of plant compounds that affect honey bee health. Honey has components that can help bees live longer, increase their tolerance to hard conditions like extreme cold, and improve their capacity to fight infections and heal wounds. The findings point to strategies to help bees, which have been harmed by parasites, chemical exposure, and habitat loss in recent years.
“It’s just such a remarkable substance, and I think people maybe still don’t quite appreciate it,” says Berenbaum. Honey is a sweetener that tastes great on toast or in tea, but it’s much more than that. The sticky liquid is mostly sugar, which hive members consume for nutrition, but it also contains enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds, which give each honey its distinct flavor and provide bees with a variety of health advantages.
- For where do you use honey? Please elaborate on your answer.
- What are your ways to stay healthy? Could you tell me more about them?
- If you were a scientist, what food or things would you like to study? Why?
- Do you agree with the idea that honey is a remarkable substance?
- What do you think of the study done by entomologist May Berenbaum? Please elaborate on your answer.