- Do you put honey in your tea? Why or why not?
- What are the health benefits of honey?
- functional /FUHNGK-shuh-nl/
- boost /boost/
- infection /in-FEK-shuhn/
- substance /SUHB-stuhns/
- organic /awr-GAN-ik/
[adjective] – designed to be practical and useful rather than attractive
Our furniture isn’t very expensive, but it is functional.
[verb] – to improve or increase something
Eating healthy food boosts the immune system.
[noun] – a condition in which bacteria or viruses that cause disease have entered the body
To limit the danger of infection, wrap the wound in a bandage.
[noun] – material with particular physical characteristics
What sort of substance could withstand those temperatures?
[adjective] – not using artificial chemicals in the growing of plants and animals for food and other products
These organic olives come in glass containers that have been recycled.
According to entomologist May Berenbaum of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, most lists of “functional foods” – those that give health benefits beyond basic nutrition – it was not included until recently, “Even beekeepers – and certainly bee scientists – considered it nothing more than sugar water.” Since then, a flurry of studies has discovered that honey contains a variety of plant components that affect the health of honey bees. Honey contains components that can help bees live longer, boost their ability to fight infections and mend wounds, and increase their tolerance to harsh environments such as extreme cold. The findings indicate ways to rescue bees, which have been affected in recent years by parasites, pesticide exposure, and habitat loss.
“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 goes well with toast and tea, but it’s so much more. The sticky liquid is largely sugar, which hive members take for sustenance, but it also contains enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and organic compounds, which give honey its characteristic flavor and offer bees a variety of health benefits.
- According to the article, who is the entomologist of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign?
- What does honey contain?
- How did Berenbaum describe honey?
- What is the substance that goes well with toast and tea?
- What gives honey its characteristic flavor and offers bees a variety of health benefits?
- 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.