IS RAW HONEY GOOD FOR YOU?
A Sweet Superfood
All-Natural, Raw Honey has been aptly named a super food: "Bee products are considered to be one of the most spiritual and magical foods on the planet, as well as one of the top superfoods and sources of concentrated nutrition." Wolfe, David, Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future (2010).
Unfiltered and unpasteurized honey is a rich and highly nutritious blend of bioactive compounds, including simple sugars, enzymes, antibiotics, probiotics, vitamins and minerals.
Some of the Benefits of Raw Honey
Raw honey is a powerful antioxidant, and helps to fight the buildup of "bad" cholesterol in your arteries. It has anti-microbial properties that are effective against many bacterial pathogens and fungi. At the same time, raw honey promotes the growth and activity of "friendly" bacterial (bifidobacteria) which are found in your gut and which promote good digestion.
Raw honey is also a natural immune enhancer and anti-inflammatory agent. For some, raw honey helps to reduce seasonal allergy symptoms, especially when locally-sourced raw honey is used.
Raw honey is great for athletes, providing easily absorbed carbs from fructose and glucose, which increases performance and accelerates post-exercise recovery.
Studies also indicate that raw honey improves spacial memory, reduces anxiety and improves sleep.
An Important Functional Food
For skin care, raw honey contains strong anti-bacterial properties, and has been used for centuries to treat burns, cuts and sores. In everyday use, honey also nourishes skin and hair, and providers improved tone and luster.
Solid research and many years of experience confirm that raw honey is an important functional food with very beneficial nutritional and physiological benefits.
For more information on some specific benefits of raw honey and other beehive products, please click on the following links:
> Is Honey Good for Your Cough?
> Can Honey Help with Pollen Allergies?
> Raw Honey for Skin Care
> "Sour" Honey and Cancer
> Fueling Up for Peak Performance
> Natural Healing with Propolis