It’s All the Buzz on the Red Carpet

It’s All the Buzz on the Red Carpet

Honey gets Star Treatment from Latin Celebs


Longmont, CO–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–November 9, 2004–Celebrity bees abound these days in Hollywood. Well not quite, but the all natural sweetener has become a wholesome hit with the farándula – Latin celebrities, like pop diva, Shakira. According to celebs, honey is the perfect compliment to a star-stressed life. Rumor has it, Latino stars are among the heaviest honey users, praising nature’s own liquid gold for its unrivaled healing and beautifying properties. Honey is the base for the perfect energy booster, voice-enhancer, and skin- smoother, to name a few of its star-studded uses.

On any given day, Shakira wakes to a Mango & Honey Licuado; former Miss Universe, Amelia Vega, soothes a sore throat with her special honey tea; MTV v-jay, Englatina Zingg softens her skin with regular honey baths, and Barcardi Rum heiress, Carolina Bacardi even adds it to her favorite cocktail.

“Honey helps me look my best before a shoot,” shares model and MTV star, Englatina Zingg, who uses honey inside-and-out.

“It is no real surprise that Latino celebrities are embracing honey in this way,” says Bruce Wolk, director of marketing for the National Honey Board. “You can always trust the many varieties of honey found in the U.S. to be pure, delicious and of the highest quality.”

But now, honey is a hot item backstage and Latin artists are giving it the star treatment.

Venezuelan beauty, Englantina Zingg, believes honey has special soul-cleansing properties that other foods can’t replicate. “I take a honey bath at least once a week,” explains Englatina. “I rub honey from head to toe, and after rinsing it off, my skin feels silky smooth, and I feel spiritually cleansed.”

Star-Studded Recipes

Shakira’s Mango Licuado (serves 2)

1 1/2 cups milk

1 fresh mango (peeled and sliced)

3 tablespoons of honey

1 tablespoon mango jelly

1 cup ice

Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor canister. Blend until smooth. Serve chilled. Extra portions can be refrigerated, or frozen for a fast, healthy snack.

Carolina Bacardi’s Honey Booster (serves 1)

1 lemon (juiced)

1 tablespoon of honey

1 cup of orange juice

Mix all the ingredients together as a coffee-replacement or to enjoy a fresh and nutritious honey-based drink. Throw in a shot of Bacardi Rum to give your Honey Booster an evening boost. Serve over ice.

Englatina’s Honey Soul Cleanse (serves 1)

1 cup of honey

¼ cup of rock salt

In a bowl, combine ingredients. In the shower, rub the mixture all over the body from head to toe. The honey mixed with the rock salt has great exfoliation properties. After rinsing, your skin will feel silky smooth. Use once a week for best results.

Amelia’s Honey Tea (serves 1)

3 teaspoons of honey

1 tea bag (any kind)

1 pinch of salt

Amelia adds honey, and a pinch of salt, to her tea to give her system a boost when she’s on the road and working hard.

About the National Honey Board (NHB)

Funded by the honey industry and operating under USDA oversight, the National Honey Board is a research and promotion Board dedicated to increasing the demand for honey and honey products in the marketplace.

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