Wellness Wednesday #7 – Raw Honey

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Featured this week: Raw Honey!

I don’t know about you, but I tend to have a sweet tooth. Fortunately there is a real food option that satisfies the cravings and has amazing health benefits!

  • Immune System Booster
  • Weight Loss Aid
  • Sleep Enhancer
  • Wound Dressing
  • Skin Cleanser
  • And it tastes amazing

…that’s what I’m talking about!

Raw honey does wonders! Straight from the bees, raw honey is full of nutrients that aid our bodies in various ways.

There are a wide variety of vitamins and minerals in raw honey. It may depend on what kind of flowers the bees were busy with, but most commonly Vitamins B6 and C, along with Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, and Calcium can be found. These are very important nutrients for our bodies!

Raw honey is also an antioxidant. It helps your body fight off free radicals very effectively. It has long been used to dress wounds because of its antibiotic and antifungal properties. Those properties will also help keep your skin beautiful! Honey can be a spot treatment for some types of acne.

Surprisingly, raw honey is a wonderful sleep aid. If taken before bed, honey will help your body sleep by releasing melatonin. Melatonin gives you a good night’s rest and will also improve your immune system. Another part of honey that helps your body functions as you sleep is glycogen. The slow release of glycogen as you rest aids in proper body function while you sleep.

Raw honey is also an excellent energy booster. As it has a high amount of glucose it will get you going, but without the blood sugar spike. It seems odd that honey can help with sleep and with energy, but some how it works out in our bodies to help us in the way that we need it.

The key to making use of these benefits is to make sure you choose raw honey. It has not been refined or processed like many of the golden honeys you find on store shelves. Refining honey will kill off many of the benefits that it naturally contains. And as with anything sweet, it is still best to use in moderation.

I love using raw honey in many ways. Not only for recipes as a sugar replacement, but an immune booster, in shampoo, spot treatment for acne, and as part of a healthy detox.

How do you use raw honey?

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