Did you know that not all honey is created equal?
Raw honey is natural honey straight from the hive, untouched and unprocessed.
It retains all the natural enzymes, bee pollen and bee propolis, all of which have health benefits.
Regular honey on the other hand, is often heavily processed and may even be chemically refined.
High temperatures destroy all of the beneficial enzymes, vitamins and minerals that are found it’s raw state.
Studies have found that replacing conventional or processed sugar with raw honey can help with maintaining a healthy weight, as well as healthy blood sugar levels
Raw honey is a powerhouse of enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. It contains 22 amino acids, 27 minerals and 5,000 enzymes. Vitamins found in honey include vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin
Consuming raw local honey may help with allergies. The idea is that by ingesting small amounts of local pollen through raw honey, your body becomes less sensitive to the same pollen when encountered in the air.
Antioxidants are compounds that help neutralize free radicals in the body, reducing oxidative stress and inflammation. Raw honey is a rich source of antioxidants, including phytonutrients and flavonoids.
Did you know that honey is sometimes referred to as “the perfect running fuel”? That’s because raw honey has sugar, water, minerals, vitamins, pollen, and a little protein. It’s also easy to absorb in our bodies.
Raw honey has natural antibacterial properties. Honey can actually react with the bodies fluids to create hydrogen peroxide, and an environment in which bacteria can’t survive. It has even been used historically directly on wounds to help with the healing process.
Health food stores may be a good option, but your best bet is to find a local source. You can also order raw honey online, through companies like Thrive Market or Azure Standard.