Manuka Honey

Honey, for some individuals, is an essential dietary staple. It is a healthier alternative to standardized sugar in terms of serving as a sweetener and can be used in a variety of culinary dishes to present a unique and delightful flavour.

In addition to being a tasty ingredient, honey offers a multitude of health benefits when consumed in its proper state. Manuka honey is a specific type of honey and offers the most health benefits out of any other type of honey. It is produced in New Zealand by bees that pollinate Manuka Bushes and contains 4x more nutritional information than other honey varieties. Manuka honey aids in reducing and preventing acid relfux, helps to maintain healthy digestive functions and stomach bacteria, can help to clear and diminish acne and other skin abnormalities, can cure staph infections, has the ability to promote the healing of burns, wounds and ulcers, can aid in receiving tooth decay and gingivitis, can boost immune system health, helps to relieve an irritated throat, aids in receiving allergy symptoms and can even promote better sleeping habits.

In my opinion, there fails to be any negative characteristics of Manuka honey.

Honey is sold in different forms, however in order to reap the benefits of this superfood try to purchase it in its raw state. Raw honey contains amino acids, B vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc, and the presence of these essential nutrients is more prevalent in raw honey than conventional honey.

According to drake.com, Manuka honey is so unique because it contains significantly higher enzyme levels than regular honey. This was discovered in 1981 by researches at the New Zealand University of Waikato, and they discovered that specific forms of Manuka Honey contain higher levels of hydrogen peroxide, methylglyoxal and dihydroxyacetone, medicinally referred to as the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF). UMF guarantees that Manuka honey is of medicinal quality, and in order to ensure that Manuka Honey is of the UMF strain, be sure to look for the UMF label on the honey you are purchasing.

 

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