Recently, I’ve been trying to get back into healthy eating habits. The most difficult change I’ve had to make is cutting refined sugar out of my diet. A solution to my sweet tooth has been replacing sugar with Wedderspoon 100% Raw Manuka Honey. It contains many health benefits and tastes sweet. Manuka Honey can be a bit pricey, so I switch it up by eating plain raw honey. It’s good for you internally and externally.
If you’re going to use honey, it’s best to go raw. Regular honey has been processed and filtered so many times that it loses its antioxidants and nutrients. Raw honey tastes just as sweet as the regular variety and aids your body – so go raw! Here are 10 amazing benefits and uses of raw honey.
1. Source of Antioxidants
Free radicals damage our cells. Antioxidants slow the aging process. That means raw honey can help fight aging and chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease.
2. Source of Phytonutrients
Phytonutrients are compounds from plants that protect them from insects and UV radiation. Phytonutrients help humans stay healthy by providing anti-inflammatory benefits.
3. Soothes Sore Throat
It’s common folklore that honey heals a sore throat. But it’s true! There is research to back it up. Honey has similar benefits to dextromethorphan, an ingredient in over-the-counter cough medicine. It’s suggested that 1-2 teaspoons of honey alone, or with hot tea and lemon, helps to relieve a sore throat.
4. Helps Digestion
Honey can relieve diarrhea, constipation, and upset stomachs. Research shows that it also helps treat stomach ulcers. Eat 1-2 teaspoons on an empty stomach to help digestive issues.
5. Rich in Nutrients
There are up to 80 different substances in raw honey that are vital to human nutrition. These include B-complex, A, C, D, E, and K vitamins, magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, calcium, chlorine, potassium, iodine, sodium, copper, and manganese…to name a few!