5 ways to maximise pure raw honey for your health

May 14, 2021

5 ways to maximise pure raw honey for your health

5 ways to maximise pure raw honey for your health

Sweet ideas for better well-being

Boosting your health and well-being is easier than you think – just add a little pure raw honey to your shopping list. In fact, the health benefits of pure raw honey are plentiful. Unlike pasteurised honey, pure raw honey retains all the beneficial enzymes, nutrients and antioxidants found in bee pollen that can help support your immune system. The result? This delicious pure gold liquid sunshine is an excellent source of antioxidants, and has antibacterial and antifungal properties. It can aid in healing wounds, is a great immunity booster, can help with digestive issues and improve your gut health with its natural prebiotics.

Here's the buzz on simple ways Two Busy Bees Honey pure raw honey can help you live a healthier life.

1. Get more antioxidants in your diet

By switching from regular supermarket honey to pure raw honey you increase the natural health benefits it provides. Regular honey is heat treated and pasteurised to kill the yeast and bacteria, which increases its shelf-life and makes it look more transparent. However, this processing also results in the loss of beneficial nutrients and goodness from the original nectar and pollen. Pure raw honey is collected straight from the beehive, is cold extracted and lightly filtered before it's bottled to retain most of the beneficial nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants naturally found in honey. It's completely safe to eat – unless you have a bee pollen allergy - and is more flavourful than regular honey.

2. Kickstart your day with a spoonful

You can eat pure raw honey directly from the jar as part of a normal, balanced diet. Including one teaspoon of honey per day is a beneficial addition to your everyday health regimen. Try drinking a mixture of honey and warm water as soon as you wake up to start the day feeling energised. Honey can lose its enzymes when mixed with boiling water or heated above 40 degrees, but with warm water you'll preserve the naturally occurring nutrients within the honey. Pure raw honey is also delicious in smoothies, energy balls and breakfast recipes such as Overnight Oats as well as lots of other great recipe ideas

3. Soothe a cold

As winter approaches, pure raw honey makes a great sore throat remedy. Simply add a spoonful to a glass of lukewarm (below 40 degree Celsius) water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. And for a double whammy of health use Two Busy Bees Honey - Ginger Honey. It's also recommended as a cough suppressant. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been recommending honey as a cough and cold remedy since 2001. Just take one or two teaspoonfuls, straight! Like I do.

4. Help your body heal

Pasteurisation of honey destroys the natural beneficial enzymes and bacteria. After pasteurisation, the honey undergoes further filtering to make it look cleaner and smoother in texture, removing bee pollen which has been shown in studies to have anti-inflammatory effects, antibacterial and antifungal action and pain-relieving properties. The antibacterial properties of pure raw honey mean it can help ease acid reflux, stomach ulcers and diarrhoea, while some studies show it can be effective when treating candida infections, both topically and taken orally to increase healthy gut microbes.

5. Improve your mental health

Pure raw honey contains polyphenols, which have antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties and help keep your brain healthier as you age. As an added bonus, you'll feel great about helping to protect bees. At Two Busy Bees Honey, the well-being of the bees is prioritised when collecting the honey, along with better and more sustainable beekeeping practices. We do everything by hand and the health of the bees is our utmost concern! Coming to you from one of the largest settled apiaries in suburban Brisbane with Australian lepto spernum trees, along with a wide variety of native Australian botanical species, eucalyptus and other seasonal wildflowers. As a result, the bees forage from some of the largest variety of pollen. Keeping the bees healthy and producing superior honey, means healthier, superior quality honey. The best way to know if you are buying good quality honey is to seek out your local beekeeper and to look at the ingredients list to make sure it states that it is 100% raw honey.

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