According to new research, if you can switch out your intake of refined sugar and use pure raw honey instead, the health benefits can be enormous.
Did you know…?
According to Dr. Ron Fessenden, M.D., M.P.H. the average American consumes more than 150 pounds of refined sugar, plus an additional 62 pounds of high fructose corn syrup every year. In comparison, we consume only around 1.3 pounds of honey per year on average in the U.S. According to new research, if you can switch out your intake of refined sugar and use pure raw honey instead, the health benefits can be enormous.
About Manuka Honey
Manuka Honey Blend 5+ is a delicious blend of Manuka honey with New Zealand Multiflora Honey to bring you a tasty blend with a rich floral flavor. This is our best value Manuka Honey in a very cost-effective way to add the wonderful benefits of Manuka to your daily regime. Take daily for a delicious way to help maintain your good health.
Manuka Honey is the only honey found so far that exhibits non-peroxide activity. This is thought to be due to Methylglyoxal, a unique compound found in Manuka Honey.
This makes the honey a powerful digestive aid, assisting with allergies and immune defense. It is a potent anti-bacterial agent when used topically for minor wounds and burns. It is also heated tolerant, enabling it to reach your digestive system without losing any of its beneficial properties.
The honey is 100% raw.
Benefits of Manuka Raw Honey
Healthy Weight Management
Research studies have linked honey consumption with weight loss. A San Diego State University study found that replacing sugar with honey can actually help prevent packing on extra pounds and also lower blood sugar. The results also suggest that in comparison to sugar, honey may lower serum triglycerides.
Counters Pollen Allergies
Raw honey contains bee pollen, which is known to ward off infections, provide natural allergy relief, and boost overall immunity. A 2013 study found that eating honey at a high dose (one gram per kilogram of body weight of honey daily) can improve allergy symptoms over a period of eight weeks. Researchers absorbed that the honey consumption improved overall and individual symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is an allergic response that causes itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, and other similar symptoms.
Natural Energy Source
Raw honey contains natural sugars (80 percent), water (18 percent), and minerals, vitamins, pollen, and protein (2 percent). It’s not surprising that honey has been called “the perfect running fuel.” It provides an easily absorbed supply of energy in the form of liver glycogen, making it ideal for energetic morning starts and as a pre- and post-exercise energy source.
Studies have shown that a daily dose of raw honey raises levels of health-promoting antioxidants in the body. Antioxidants help block free radicals in the body that cause disease. It also boosts the immune system, acting as a preventative against any number of diseases. Honey contains polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants that have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Raw honey promotes restorative sleep in two ways. By consuming honey before bedtime, it restocks the liver’s glycogen supply and prevents the brain from triggering a crisis search for fuel, which can wake you up. Secondly, eating raw honey fosters the release of melatonin in the brain by creating a small spike in insulin levels, which stimulates the release of tryptophan in the brain. Tryptophan converts to serotonin, which is then converted to melatonin.
Melatonin also boosts immunity and helps rebuild tissue during periods of rest. Poor sleep, by comparison, has been shown to be a risk factor for hypertension, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and arthritis. As honey is a proven natural sleep aid, it naturally lowers the risk of all these health problems.
Wound and Ulcer Healer
New Zealand, has found in multiple studies that honey is a natural antibacterial with wound-healing effects.
Honey has been studied for its use in effectively treating various types of ulcers as well. Honey may reduce the size, pain, and odor of problematic skin ulcers.
Consumption of raw honey can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and help aid medication used to treat diabetes. The combination of raw honey and cinnamon can be especially beneficial to healthy blood sugar management, as well as many other health concerns like gingivitis and acne.
Natural Cough Syrup
Raw honey has been shown to be as effective in treating coughs as over-the-counter commercial cough syrups. Increasing scientific evidence shows that a single dose of honey can reduce mucus secretion and coughs. In one study, honey was just as effective as diphenhydramine and dextromethorphan, common ingredients found in over-the-counter cough medicines.
What’s the Difference Between Manuka Raw Honey and Commercial Honey?
Raw honey is a crude form of honey immediately taken out of the cells of the honeycombs within a beehive. This form of honey is far from pure. It commonly contains bee pollen and propolis, which are both two very positive health additions.
On the other hand, commercial honey is often heavily processed and may even have been chemically refined. Excessive heat destroys the natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals in honey, making honey processing a very bad thing. Filtering and processing eliminate many of the beneficial phytonutrients, including pollen and enzyme-rich propolis.
Why I Like PRI Manuka Honey and Manuka Honey On The Go Sticks
I like Manuka Raw Honey because I can energize naturally using it. Recently, I stopped using sugar, and instead, I use a teaspoon of Manuka Raw Honey. In addition, I also recently started using PRI Manuka Honey Sticks. You stick it in your tea or coffee and it immediately melts. You decide how much you want to use by the amount you dip in. It melts quickly, it’s not messy and I like the way it tastes. It’s a great alternative for sugar or artificial sweeteners.
It came quickly, packaged well and when I tried it I felt a boost of energy afterward. I will continue to use Manuka Raw Honey.