Sure, everybody knows that honey is better for us than refined sugar (and it tastes so much better, too!), but did you know that Raw Honey is packed full of amazing health benefits as well? Listed below you find just a few of them.
Raw honey contains all of the essential minerals needed for life, including vitamins A, C, D, E & K, all of the B complex vitamins, magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, calcium, chlorine, potassium, iodine, sodium, copper, manganese, plus it contains amino acids, enzymes and other vital factors. Because of all of this, honey is an instant, natural, energy-building food.
Honey contains hormones, and it has antimicrobial and antibacterial factors. Antioxidant compounds in raw honey are believed to aid the body in fighting cancer and heart disease as well as numerous other degenerative diseases. Honey can also heal stomach ulcers and other gastrointestinal diseases. Raw honey also contains pinocembrin, an antioxidant associated with improved brain functioning.
The antibacterial properties in raw honey will help heal wounds and burns by disinfecting the area. Difficult to heal wounds respond well to honey dressings, healing quickly with minimal scarring. Honey also works well to soothe sore throats and cure nighttime coughing. It also promotes a healthy nights sleep: taking a tablespoon of raw honey right before bed will help you to sleep through the night and wake up in the morning feeling refreshed.
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