This upcoming Saturday, June 28, 2014 marks the first day of Ramadan. For those who are unfamiliar, Ramadan is a Muslim tradition that dates back to the beginning of Islam and is centered on the practice of fasting for an entire month. That’s right, from this Saturday all the way until Monday, July 28th, practicing Muslims all over the world will be fasting from sunrise to sunset. Doesn’t sound particularly easy, does it?
Though practitioners understand that this exercise is intended to help develop a sense of self-discipline and to appreciate the privileges one has been granted, that doesn’t mean that the hunger subsides. So how do they ease the discomfort in their stomachs? By taking note from their Prophet and drinking a mixture of water and honey.
It has been documented that Mohammed himself used this mixture to ease his stomach during Ramadan, firmly believing in the healing abilities of honey and its status as a “super food”. So if you decide to follow in Mohammed’s footsteps and incorporate a honey-water mixture into your Ramadan practice, be prepared for a sweet surprise.
Curious as to how this works? Well for starters, water has the ability to flush toxins out of the body and to cleanse your system. Then by adding Marshall’s Farm Honey, which contains certain vitamins and minerals that are easily absorbed, your body can in turn maintain nutritional balance.
So as you prepare for the upcoming fast, will you be taking a cue from the Muslim Prophet, Mohammad to help get you through the next month? If so, we’ve got exactly what you need here at Marshall’s Farm Honey. Head on over to our website today and explore all of the options for yourself and keep in mind that the types of vitamins and minerals present in each of our honeys is dependent on the type of flowers used in apiculture. If you have any specific questions, don’t be afraid to give us a buzz!