- This blog post contains a paid advertorial from Real Health but all opinions are my own, as always -
Historically honey has always been used for it's medicinal properties but due to modern manufacturing methods and industrialisation honey isn't what it used to be. Not all honey is created equal and the honey you can buy at low cost in your corner shop isn't the same as a pot of pure manuka honey. Generally, you get what you pay for and most conventional honey is pasteurised and filtered and really no different than high-fructose corn syrup!
Manuka Honey is different and it's the best choice in terms of nutrition and quality - it even trumps standard raw, unfiltered, local honey! Manuka honey has a considerably higher level of enzymes than regular honey and these enzymes create a natural hydrogen peroxide and methylglyoxa that acts as an antibacterial. This is only found in authentic manuka honey and it's MGO rating is an indicator of it's health properties - the higher the rating the more potent the honey is.
Not all Manuka Honey is equal and there are certain brands out there who sell low-quality manuka honey with poor nutritional quality - it can be hard to know which brands to trust! Real Health have recently launched their own Manuka Honey and it's one of the best on the market. Real Health's honey is 100% pure Australian Manuka Honey - it's raw, unblended and retains all it's powerful health benefits. It's never heated, processed or artificially boosted. Real Health Manuka Honey is beautifully golden, smooth, rich and luxurious, plus it's from Australia (rather than New Zealand) which makes it naturally more potent PLUS only Australian Manuka Honey can reach the 'Super Antibacterial Grade' making it especially rich in those all important health benefits we all want!
Manuka Honey is bursting with an array of vitamins minerals including amino acids, B vitamins, calcium and magnesium which all help to keep your immune strong. Due to it's strong immunity boosting properties Manuka Honey is especially brilliant at fighting off cold and flu viruses!
Improves Dental Health
You may think Manuka Honey isn't good for your dental health as it's very sweet, but studies have shown it can decrease plaque, reduces gum bleeding and the calcium & zinc content helps to build strong teeth. Manuka Honey can also help to combat bad breath!
Manuka Honey is extremely antibacterial so rubbing a little honey onto the affected area for a few minutes then washing it off has been shown to reduce acne over time.
Helps Digestive Issues
Manuka Honey is really effective when it comes to reducing acid reflux and balancing the acid in your stomach, so can help to heal the stomach and any intestinal imbalances that may be a problem. Manuka honey could also have a positive effect on IBS symptoms due to it's anti-inflammatory properties!
Improves Sleep Quality
Manuka Honey helps the body to release melatonin in the brain which is necessary for deep sleep, so why not add some to your bedtime cup of tea or simply heat some almond milk on the stove with a spoonful of manuka honey stirred in at the end.
Helps Heal Cuts &Burns
Manuka honey has powder antiseptic features that have the ability to release hydrogen peroxide which is essential for eliminating bacterial activity and aiding healing.
As you can see, Manuka Honey really is powerful! It's full of goodness, does wonderful things for the body and tastes completely delicious too. Just be careful you're buying good quality Manuka Honey like that from Real Health - your body (and taste buds) will be so happy for it.