The Benefits of Using Manuka Honey

Manuka honey is regarded as one of the most well-known honeys globally. This is not just due to its flavour but also because it contains high antioxidant properties and has even been proven to have significant anti-bacterial healing properties.

A lot of my health-conscious friends often talk about the many health benefits of Manuka honey not just with their skin’s wellness but also in cooking. I am truly amazed with the many positive claims from the users so I decided to use Manuka honey to develop and cook healthy and delicious dishes for my family.

Whenever I prepare and cook dishes that need a slightly sweet flavour taste, I will use a small amount of Manuka honey instead of adding sugar. My recipes taste even better and my family loves the unique flavour!

I’ve been using Manuka honey for years now and I would like to share why you must also add a teaspoonful of Manuka honey to your diet or to recipes you make:

  • Manuka honey is an energy booster since it is primarily made up of carbs like glucose and fructose which are deemed as the body’s main source of energy. So, this means that having a hot drink with Manuka honey in the morning can provide you the energy required for the day. In my experience, I drink hot chocolate with Manuka honey; eat cereals and whole grain bread at breakfast. This is the reason why I can keep going without tiring easily.
  • I used to feel bloated and uncomfortable after eating my meals, after including Manuka honey in my daily diet, I started to feel better. It was only then I learned that this form of honey relieves certain issues like acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, stomach ulcers and indigestion. You too can add a teaspoonful of Manuka honey in your tea or in a mug of hot water to soothe any discomfort or pain.
  • Manuka honey also works wonders on the skin it can provide effective treatment for certain skin conditions like surgery wounds, burns, insect bites and eczema. All you need to do is to apply it directly on the affected area. It aids in healing and minimizes scarring. It can be utilised to soothe sunburn and can be used as a facemask. It comes with anti-inflammatory properties so it works well as a skin cleanser yet it does not alleviate the skin’s natural oil.
  • Manuka honey also strengthens the immune system. To fight colds and flu, you may consider adding a teaspoonful of Manuka honey in your hot lemon drink to get rid of colds. As Manuka honey is also high in anti-bacterial levels it can be effective at treating cold sores, ulcers, skin infections, strep throat, abrasions and cuts.

But, of course, it is imperative to keep in mind that all forms of honey is a concentrated source of glucose so this only implies that it has to be taken in moderation. Excessive consumption may result to weight gain.

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