Going natural is always a good start to getting well and fit. How can you make life sweeter and feel great at the same time? Who would of guess that an insect such as the bee can be the key to making the flowers bloom brightly, producing honey to add sweetness to our food and giving us healing properties to nourish our bodies. All this goodness is packed inside a small little creature that we sometimes shoo away and run from if we encounter one. Knowing their great potential and contribution to our daily lives we now have a greater appreciation for their existence.
It has long been known in history that honey has many benefits but in recent years there has been an increase surge of awareness of the “manuka honey” that is produced by bees pollinating from the manuka bush which is native to New Zealand. This Manuka honey sets itself apart from other honey because of its’ antibacterial property and has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. (healthline.net) Some of the top 10 benefits of Manuka honey sited by Dr. Axe are:
- Helps with SIBO, Low Stomach Acid, Acid Reflux
- May Help Treat Acne and Eczema
- Combats Staph Infections (MRSA)
- Treats Burns, Wounds and Ulcers
- Prevents Tooth Decay and Gingivitis
- Aids IBS and IBD Treatment
- Improves Sore Throats and Immunity
- Helps Allergies
- Beauty Treatment and Health Booster
- Improves Sleep
With so many positive benefits from Manuka honey, no wonder it is selling out and popping up in health food grocery stores and with many online merchants. It is definitely one food staple to always keep in your pantry and is a Superfood that makes clean eating less intimidating. Try mixing in some in your morning bowl of oats, or blending it into your smoothie for a healthy morning breakfast or just taking it straight up one teaspoon in the morning before your meal to balance and improve digestion throughout the day.
Thinking of giving this little jar of wonders to friends and family? Here are some tips how to jazz it up a bit.