Health Benefits Of Raw Honey

Raw honey is a natural superfood that is packed with numerous beneficial nutrients. Unlike its pasteurised counterparts, raw honey retains all of its benefits, as it is only filtered for impurities instead of being heated. While pasteurising can increase the shelf life of products, raw, natural honey will not go bad if it is stored correctly. Considering all our Bellmere Honey is all natural, we thought it might be a good idea to go over some of the many health benefits of raw honey.

Raw Honey Is Packed With Nutrients

Honey contains a wealth of nutrients including antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins. What makes honey so different to other superfoods is that its composition can actually be influenced by where the pollen is gathered from. This is what makes honey so exciting, it really is a distilled embodiment of the world around us. While local flora can contribute to the nutritional value of honey, it naturally contains the following vitamins and minerals:

  • niacin
  • riboflavin
  • pantothenic acid
  • calcium
  • magnesium
  • manganese
  • potassium
  • phosphorous
  • zinc
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It Contains Helpful Antioxidants

Antioxidants are often touted as a health benefit, but what do they do? Their job is to scavenge and neutralise free radicals. These free radicals can be harmful if left to build up in your system, resulting in something called oxidative stress. This stress has been linked to chronic disease including cancer. Raw, natural honey includes phytochemicals, flavonoids, and ascorbic acid which are all antioxidants. By making all natural, raw honey part of your diet, you can reduce your risk of disease.

It Helps Relieve Coughing

A hot drink with some honey in it is a favourite of many cold sufferers across the world. It acts not only as a cough suppressant but also soothes a sore throat. As a bonus, honey is able to be used with younger children who cannot take over the counter cough medicines. While some are quick to baulk at natural remedies, a study published in the National Library of Medicine showed that honey can be as effective as dextromethorphan, a common cough medicine ingredient.

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Honey Can Help Wounds Heal

Honey has been used to help heal wounds for thousands of years. There are several factors that make honey a helpful healer, with the first being it contains hydrogen peroxide and glucose oxidase. These 2 compounds, combined with the low pH level of natural honey, gives it the ability to kill bacteria and fungi. Honey also helps fight infection when treating wounds because it does not help bacteria grow.

It Can Treat Digestive Issues

Raw honey has long been used as a treatment for digestive issues including diarrhoea and ulcers. While no official study has shown honey helps heal ulcers, it is known to soothe the pain associated with them. Studies have shown that honey can help those suffering from food poisoning, helping to alleviate the resulting gastroenteritis. If you are experiencing a bout of mild diarrhoea, a teaspoon of raw, natural honey taken on its own or mixed into a warm drink is a worthwhile remedy.

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The Health Benefits Of Raw Honey Are Vast And Varied

Despite being used in natural medicine for thousands of years, the health benefits that raw honey provides are often forgotten. By choosing to forgo pasteurisation, we believe we are producing the most nutrient packed product possible. By putting more pure, all natural Australian honey on the shelf, we not only provide a great tasting product but pass on all the health benefits of honey.

As we have covered above, raw honey has powerful antioxidants, a wealth of vitamins and minerals, can assist in the healing of wounds and help alleviate digestive issues. All of this from a natural product, produced by bees from flowers. Raw honey still contains bee pollen and also bee propolis which is used by bees to hold their hive together. Several reviews, such as this one conducted in 2017, reported that both pollen and propolis offer their own benefits including being antibacterial, rich in antioxidants and having anticancer properties.

Support Aussie Beekeepers By Purchasing Natural, Raw Honey

Not only does the purchase of pure, 100% Australian raw honey help support local beekeepers. It also helps boost the population of bees which is imperative to the survival of all life on earth. Bees play a major role in our environment, responsible for 80% of all pollination. As more and more synthetic honey makes its way onto our shelves, each purchase of all natural, 100% Australian honey truly makes a world of difference.

If you are interested in hosting a hive on your property, we recently did a call out looking for hive hosters. This is a great way to learn more about bees and their impact on your local environment, while also supporting local business. If you would like to purchase some all natural, raw honey please click here to visit our online store. There you can find our range of raw honey products so you can enjoy its delectable taste as well as the vast range of health benefits it provides.

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