Our honeybees have been busy this summer, so much so that we’re about to harvest the honey from each of our hives.
You may not know but honey really is a miracle food and is renowned for its many health benefits. Below are some of the key reasons you should be taking advantage of local natural honey and you can also download our infographic here.
Relieves flu symptoms
Many people swear by honey for its cold and throat-soothing properties. It acts as an anti-inflammatory agent reducing any swelling/inflammation. Simply add a couple of teaspoons to tea or hot water with lemon for an instant soother.
Boosts energy levels
If you need a quick energy boost, such as before or after a workout, natural honey is perfect. Vitamins in honey include B complex vitamins, essential for your body to produce energy.
Honey has long been used to aid in digestion as it is rich in probiotic or ‘friendly’ bacteria. Its antiseptic properties help in relieving acidity in the stomach and alleviating digestion.
Assists with weight loss
Substituting sugar for honey is beneficial if you’re looking to control your weight. Honey contains various vitamins and minerals that work together to help with fat and cholesterol metabolism.
Reduces seasonal allergies
It is believed that locally produced honey can help to reduce seasonal allergies. The typical recommendation is to take a teaspoon of local honey a day, starting a couple of months before the pollen season. This will allow enough time for your system to build up immunity.
The healing powers of honey have been known for thousands of years. Due to its antifungal properties and antioxidants, it is ideal for treating burns and wounds.
Exfoliates the skin
Honey is a great exfoliator containing nutrients that nourish, cleanse and hydrate the skin. Mix two tablespoons of honey with one tablespoon of baking soda for the ultimate exfoliator.