So much more than a spread for your toast or a drizzle for your Sunday brunch pancakes, honey really is the unsung hero! From helping suppress a pesky night time cough to kicking a sugar habit, this sweet gift from our bees REALLY is good as gold. Here are 6 reasons why it’s time to reap the benefits of raw and unfiltered honey!
I for one love pure honey. Firstly because it TASTES so good (won’t lie) and secondly because it makes me FEEL so good. So next time you’re slathering your crumpet with beautiful honey, remember raw and unfiltered honey is one of the best health foods you have in your pantry (and maybe use it as a reason to slather it on a little thicker). #healthfood
So how is this sweet, thick, golden honey actually good for you? You might just be surprised how jam-packed with goodness raw and unfiltered honey actually is.
6 Ways Honey Benefits Our Health
1. No highs and lows – honey gives you the energy to burn
Whether you work out at the gym or are flat-out running around after kids, raw honey is excellent for maintaining energy. Raw honey also has a lower glycemic index than refined sugar, thanks to the slower absorption of its fructose. Put simply, it lowers the chance of blood sugar spikes and crashes (sugar highs and lows), and you get a more even, steady release of energy into the bloodstream. That’s equally awesome for busy parents and active kids!
2. Antioxidants, come at me!
Raw honey is an antioxidant POWERHOUSE! It contains antioxidants called flavonoids and phenolic compounds, helping to protect your body from cell damage due to free radicals. Free radicals contribute to the ageing process that we can’t avoid completely, but can definitely help slow down and prevent the development of chronic disease. So eat your honey folks!
3. It’s the natural sweetener that is good for us too
Raw honey tastes sweeter than sugar, so you can use significantly less. Bid farewell to refined sugars and artificial sweeteners. My top honey pick, Nature Nate’s 100% Pure Australian Raw & Unfiltered Honey, is the ultimate natural, healthier choice sweetener for drinks and food. Here are 15 ways you can make the sweet swap in your cooking!
4. Honey benefits your gut and digestive system
Raw honey is recognised as a fantastic prebiotic. Not only does it help to improve both your digestive balance and digestive system, it also helps to keep everything running smoothly. There’s help for those who suffer the discomfort of indigestion due to the alkaline effect on the digestive tract. Did you know a spoonful of raw honey before you eat can help smooth things over and give a boost? #gamechanger
5. Honey is a natural cold & flu soother
Have a sore throat or a pestering cough? More than an old wives’ tale, pure honey is a tried and tested sore throat remedy. Add a spoonful to a cup of hot tea with a squeeze of lemon and you’ll soon feel the relief. Plus, for a great cough suppressant, take one or two teaspoons of raw and unfiltered honey straight off the spoon!
6. Honey benefits your skin!
For those of us with annoying or itchy skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or pimples, pure honey is the healer we all need! When applied to the skin, the natural antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of raw and unfiltered honey really pack a punch! It’s also a bee-utiful DIY face mask and does a deliciously brilliant job of nourishing and replenishing the skin.
The bees-knees of honey, available at Woolworths!
My favourite, not too strong, not too light, just right honey is Nature Nate’s 100% Pure Australian Raw and Unfiltered Honey. This liquid gold honey is straight from the hive, just how nature intended. You know you’re getting the best quality honey when Nature Nate’s Honey Co. test for purity before it’s bottled, only bottling the best for their customers.
Getting your hands on a bottle of Nature Nate’s is easy! You’ll find Nature Nate’s 100% Pure Australian Raw & Unfiltered Honey (500ml, $9 RRP) at your closest Woolworths store throughout Australia. You can’t miss that gloriously bright orange label on the supermarket shelf!
This is a sponsored post for Nature Nate’s Honey Co.