Raw Honey Health Benefits
In the realm of culinary delights, raw honey is one of the oldest known foods in the world. Known for its natural healing properties, honey has been used since the beginning of time and is often mentioned in many historical writings. Raw honey has played important roles in culinary, medicinal, and religious traditions in many cultures around the world throughout history. Who knew that the incredible little honey bee could produce such an amazing substance that could be used in a wide variety of applications? Let’s explore how raw honey can help boost your health regime!
What is Raw Honey?
Raw honey is the product that beekeepers harvest straight from the hive. Unpasteurized, unfiltered, unheated, and untouched by external ingredients, honey in this form keeps the majority of its antioxidants and nutrients, providing your body with all of the health benefits that come from nature’s finest!
How Raw Honey is Good for You
Used in the past as medication, and highly spoken of in ancient text, raw honeys like those found in our Bee Baltic Honey Selection Bundle are known for their organic nutritional properties. According to a study from 2018, “Honey contains about 180 types of different compounds, including water, sugars, free amino acids, proteins, enzymes, essential minerals, vitamins, and various phytochemicals.” Additionally, the phytonutrients found in honey originally acted as a protective agent for plants. When bees take these nutrients from plants and change it to honey, those same protective benefits combined with the other antioxidants and their compounds work together to keep your body healthy, proactively. Whether you eat it by the spoonful or use it to sweeten your favorite beverage and foods, raw honey is not only tasty, but it’s generally just good for you.
What does Raw Honey do for you?
Raw honey not only tastes delicious in your morning cup of tea or coffee, but it can also:
Treat Infections and Heal wounds: Honey can be an extraordinarily effective bacteria and fungus killer when applied topically due to its natural antiseptic properties, helping to prevent future infection. After the wound is cleaned and on the mend, honey even helps the body’s tissues to regenerate rendering your minor scrapes and cuts good as new!
Treat digestive issues: The composition of raw honey makes it an excellent prebiotic. Prebiotic work to effectively nourish your intestines and gut with healthy bacteria, keeping your digestive system running efficiently.
Soothe the throat: A spoonful of honey a day keeps the doctor away. However, if you’re behind on your daily honey intake and are beginning to experience symptoms of a cold, simply add raw honey to your favorite hot tea to soothe your sore throat.
- Act as a sugar substitute: Raw honey provides an alternative option to processed sugars that are often used in foods and drinks. Although honey naturally contains higher fructose levels, it is lower on the glycemic index, making it a welcomed alternative to those who live with medical conditions like diabetes.
As delicious and nutritious as raw honey is, it does contain natural bacteria that may pose risks for infants under 12 months of age. Always consult your primary care physician before giving raw honey to children under the age of 12 months.
Bee Baltic Honey
At Bee Baltic, we take pride in delivering pure, raw organic honey to our customers around the world. Our raw honey is unpasteurized and unfiltered so it retains all its delicious and healthy nutritional properties, providing you with all of the amazing benefits listed above. Whether it's for everyday use and health benefits, or as a special gift, there is a perfect jar of Bee Baltic raw honey for everyone!