The Benefits of Honey...

Real, raw, pure honey has antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties. It’s also loaded with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants.  Here are just a few ways that honey can be used but be careful - A study conducted for Food Safety News shows that at least 75% of the honey sold in the US is actually not real honey so please make sure you use real honey!

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Sleep – Honey promotes sleep. Take a tablespoon before bed each night (remember to brush after) to help increase your melatonin levels and give you a good night’s rest.

Digestion – Use a tablespoon or two to counteract indigestion. It also helps your body process alcohol.

Acne – Use it as a face cleanser to fight off acne. Spread about a half a teaspoon on your face, relax for 10 min, rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Lower cholesterol – Honey helps reduce cholesterol and decreases your risk for coronary artery disease.

Allergies – Take a teaspoon every morning to build up your immune system and reduce seasonal allergies.

Improve circulation – Honey helps your brain function, strengthens the heart and improves blood circulation.

Moisturize – A spoonful of honey mixed with olive oil is a great way to hydrate your skin and treat mild eczema.

Pre-biotic – Honey is full of natural prebiotics which in turn promotes the growth of good bacteria in the intestine.

Lose weight – Substituting honey for white sugar can help you manage your weight.

Diabetes – Honey increases insulin and decreases hyperglycemia. Ask your doctor about adding a little at a time to see how it impacts your blood sugar levels.

Antioxidant support – Honey increases plaque-fighting antioxidants in your body.

Heal wounds – Use a thin layer of honey on minor cuts, scrapes, and burns to reduce healing time and fight scaring.

Cough/Sore throat – A teaspoon of honey coats and sooths the throat reducing the impulse to cough.

Athletic aid: Honey is great source of carbohydrates which are the body’s primary fuel.  Honey promotes muscle recuperations, glycogen restoration and positive blood sugar levels.

Fatigue: Honey is primarily fructose and glucose, so it's quickly absorbed by the digestive system. You get the energy you need without the spike and crash of other products.

Hiccups – Just like a spoonful of sugar, honey has been known to get rid of hiccups.

Bad Breath – Honey’s antibacterial properties eliminates bacteria in your mouth. Mix a tsp of honey, 1/8 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 cup warm water and gargle morning and night. Remember to brush after!

Shampoo/Hair mask – Honey can be used to cleanse and condition your hair and scalp.