The health benefits of honey
“High-quality, raw honey is full of essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and antibacterial properties, making it nature’s remedy to many common health concerns.”
This quote is from an article published in the Chicago Tribune that was produced for BestReviews. According to their blurb, BestReviews is a product review company that spends thousands of hours researching, analysing and testing products. Their mission is to help simplify purchasing decisions by recommending the best picks for most consumers to save them time and money.
Their article looks at honey’s multitude of health benefits and they state that “enjoying a spoonful a day could make a difference to your health,” which, at Manuka Corner, we already knew.
They also reminded us that not all honey is created equal and that for the greatest benefit to your health, you should look for raw, unpasteurized manuka honey.
Luckily you have come to the right place.
We thought we might just list some of the benefits of our manuka homey that were listed in the article, as it is always nice to read about just how wonderful our natural New Zealand sweetener truly is.
A spoon a day
Honey is made up of a combination of key vitamins, natural enzymes minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. A spoonful of honey each day can give you a healthy boost.
Honey for your heart
According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, regular consumption of honey can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. Honey can lower triglyceride levels, improve healthy cholesterol levels, and lower blood sugar. It also can decrease certain proteins, thereby reducing inflammation in the heart’s arteries.
For coughs and sore throats
Thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, honey can soothe a sore throat and alleviate coughing in both children and adults. It fights bacteria and viruses while also boosting the immune system, shortening the length of time you feel unwell, and reducing the severity of the infection. It is also incredibly soothing. Manuka honey can coat the inner lining of the throat for a soothing effect.
Researchers noted found a significant decrease in the bacteria Streptococcus mutans, a type of bacteria responsible for sore throats, after participants had consumed manuka honey.
Wounds and burns
Medical-grade honey can be used to treat burns and wounds, thanks in a large part due to its natural hydrogen peroxide it contains. It has also been known to heal such skin conditions as eczema and psoriasis.
Due to its antibacterial properties, pure honey can also be used to help ease acid reflux, stomach ulcers and diarrhoea, as well as aid in digestion.
According to the American website, Healthline, manuka honey’s high antibacterial activity makes it effective inhibiting the growth of harmful oral bacteria associated with plaque formation, gum inflammation and tooth decay.
As the article has pointed out, the quality of honey can vary greatly depending on the product, which may affect the results.
You can trust that what you’re buying is real, raw NZ manuka honey, by buying it from the team at Manuka Corner.
Get unadulterated, real honey and support the local beekeepers by buying our raw NZ manuka honey. It’s lovely, real honey and we ship worldwide.