Raw honey - more than just a natural sweetner

LeeJoy Ellis
Personal Wellness

Raw honey is one of nature’s incredible gifts.  It is so much more than just a natural sweetener, it contains a wide range of micronutrients and nutritional benefits.  In fact raw honey contains over 181 nutritional substances including: amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, polyphenols, flavonoids and trace minerals.

Raw honey stands apart from the processed honey that is widely found in our supermarkets. Processed honey is heated, filtered and pasteurized making it just another process sugar.  Many of the health benefits are lost when honey is filtered and heated to high temperatures.

Raw honey on the other hand, is not heated and is kept as the bees made it.  It contains bee pollen and bee propolis, which is the sticky substance bees use to hold their hive together.  A 2017 review on raw honey showed how bee propolis and bee pollen offer anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and anticancer properties.

Did you know local raw honey can help with seasonal allergies.  The allergens that trigger seasonal allergies are present in local raw honey.  When daily raw honey “shots” are taken regularly, you are, in effect, taking small manageable doses of the allergens that help build your immunity.

Increasing evidence suggests that raw honey is actually a functional food with many health benefits and a pure source of energy.  Raw honey has a low glycemic load, meaning it is readily absorbed without significantly spiking blood glucose, resulting in stable energy levels.

Locally sourced raw honey is not only delicious - it is good for you and it supports the health of our beloved bees.

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