Honey: the survival food of ancient times
There has been a big drive lately for people to start eating better, smarter foods. With all this talk about GMOs and Gluten, we find ourselves asking “WTF are these dirty hippies talking about?” Slim usually washes his triple stack mega burger down with a fifth of whiskey and a pack of unfiltered Camels. Swingin’ Dick isn’t as health conscious as that.
What do we care about all this feel-good, kale enema, new age bullshit? We don’t. We do however recognize that our bodies are a temple built in tribute to the god of war Mars, and it is our duty to keep our shit sharp and wired tight. We study the gun, we study tactics and the TTPs of our enemies, and we try to progress as warriors as a whole. You should go Jack steel and ruck for miles… run and swim and destroy yourself in training so that it doesn’t destroy you in combat. This we agree with, mockery of fish oil and free range ferrets aside.
It’s hard not to acknowledge that a lot of our buddies are into the paleo diet and eating like a hunter gatherer. Their diet and work out routines don’t lie; they are some skull crushing behemoths.
Regardless of what you like to stuff in your mouth in your off time (that was not a stab at Rhonda down at the motor-pool or any of the girls at Nancy’s Squat ‘n’ Gobble) there is a lot of good, healthy foods to keep handy for when you are out in the field – or preparing for the inevitable third world war with Russia POTUS seems to be so desperate for.
So here is a little secret we learned from an Army SF guy we know. He is a salty bearded badass American Jedi. He is creative and thinks outside the box. Something so idiot-simple, we were surprised to hear that he always keeps some of it in his ruck, regardless of the mission.
Simple, pure, natural honey.
Now before the keyboard commandos out there dismiss us, or yell upstairs for their mom’s to go buy them some CAG-brand honey, hear us out on this. It just might make sense.
Health Benefits? Check! Honey has been extensively studied, and results show it can help prevent cancer and heart disease. This is because honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease. It’s also anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide. Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis.
Increased warfighting performance? Check! All those old Spartan dudes you guys keep getting tattoos of? They ate honey. The Romans who inspire your SPQR ink? Yeah, they ate honey. It was a constant in their diet, helped them maintain their glycogen levels and improve their recovery time in training and combat. Not only that, but honey helps reduce your cough, which is why your momma gave it to you as a sick child. Nothing is worse than a dude in your team laying in a L shaped ambush to wipe terry Taliban off the face of the earth- and he keeps coughing. The same goes for when you are outside the wire, and trying to sleep in an LPOP or hide site. An irritated throat won’t let you sleep quietly. Coughing will get you killed. If you have some honey stowed in your ruck, start taking it.
Wound care? Check! Some scientist dude that studies Honey has this to say about treating wounds with it: “Honey provides a moist healing environment yet prevents bacterial growth even when wounds are heavily infected,” notes Dr. Peter Molan of the Honey Research Unit at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. “It is a very effective means of quickly rendering heavily infected wounds sterile, without the side effects of antibiotics, and it is even effective against antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria.” How about that. The stuff even works at healing you up on the outside! There are a lot of folksy uses of honey that apply to the door kicker as well. It’s said that honey is known to speed up your alcohol metabolism to help sober you up before PT, and fight a bad hangover. The quick boost of energy you will gain will also help you run a little faster.
So its not all just hippie mumbo-jumbo. There is some legitimate science and history to back this all up. Give it a try, and let us know if you notice a change or positive result. Meanwhile check out the listing of uses below, it might be worth keeping some honey around for when things get tough.
Easy Honey Uses
Antibacterial: Apply honey to cuts, scrapes or burns and cover with a clean bandage. Change dressings one to three times daily, as needed. Note: Excessive heat or prolonged exposure to light can rob honey of its antibacterial properties. Always store in a dark, cool place.
Disinfectant: Take several tablespoons of honey daily for internal disinfection.
Nursing salve: For Nursing mothers, can cover cracked, sore nipples with honey-soaked gauze to prevent infection. Offer this advice after rough sex with the CO’s daughter, or if you are one of those weirdoes that get chaffed nipples from working out/ running.
Sore throats: Many hookers and singers add honey to a glass of warm milk and sip slowly. This helps soothe the throat, and condition them for a long career.
Insomnia: Mix a half glass of warm water with 2 tablespoons of honey and the juice of a lemon and an orange. The darker the honey, the better this works. Steal some lemons and oranges from the chow hall.
Honey pick-me-up: Natures Redbull . Combine 2 tablespoons honey, 2 teaspoons pollen, a teaspoon of ginseng, and dried orange peel. Take with a spoon. Asian healers believe that this creates a feeling of total rejuvenation.
Diarrhea: oh snap. “Bubble guts” strikes again! In 8 ounces of water, mix 4 large tablespoons of honey. This works well for bacterial diarrhea. Those with diabetes should be cautious about taking so much honey at one time.
Dieting: Honey’s double action (providing instant energy boost, while maintaining sugar levels for a long time) satisfies the hunger for sweets and may keep you feeling fuller longer. For some dieters, this may be good news. No one wants you to be a food blister, so this might help you lose some weight fatty.
Blowjob compatability: There’s no science or empirical data to support this of course, but we can’t help but wonder if she might not spend a little more time working on that thing if you sweetened it up with a dollop on the end.
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