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The Sweet Days of Summer: How Natural Sweeteners Can Boost Your Health

As August comes to a close and September begins, we are truly in the sweetest days of the year. The kids of Fairmont are headed back to school, the days are still warm and green remains everywhere. Fairmont Market is on the cusp of corn harvesting season and we are excited to see what the fall will bring. Two products we have been loving lately are Suddabee’s Honey and Young’s Sugar Shack Maple Syrup. Did you know that these natural sweeteners are beneficial for you and your family’s health? In this post, we will be highlighting all of the wonderful benefits of consuming honey and maple syrup (especially local, as ours are).

The Fairmont kids are ready to go to school!

Let’s start with honey. One of the major health benefits of honey is that it is rich in antioxidants, loaded with flavonoids and phenolic acids. These antioxidants help to neutralize reactive oxygen species in your body, which translates to stopping premature aging, heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes development. Another benefit is that honey contains minerals, including zinc, magnesium, calcium and riboflavin. Talk about a superfood! It is possible that eating honey made in an area near you (local!) can lessen allergy symptoms. This is because the pollen that went into making the honey is still present in trace amounts, thus exposing your body to these allergens without a noticeable reaction. Local Sudabee’s honey can be purchased at this link: