The health benefits of honey

Honey has long been recognised as having unique properties that can assist with wellbeing and getting the most out of life. Honey has the versatility and goodness to help you maximise your day.

Highly regarded in ancient civilisations, honey is once again being appreciated for its uniqueness and potential health qualities. While researchers seek ways to uncover the various qualities of honey including its antiseptic, antioxidant and antibacterial properties, consumers continue to enjoy the benefits every day.

Honey provides a mix of minerals including calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, as well as enzymes and trace elements of iron, zinc and selenium. Honey also tastes sweeter than regular sugar, with one teaspoon of honey having the same sweetness as two teaspoons of sugar, making it a perfect substitute in drinks and cooking.

 

 

Mānuka honey is often cited in discussions on the health benefits of honey, with users claiming it assists digestive problems. As a natural food, UMF® Manuka honey helps to feed the good bacteria in our gut, allowing them to flourish and support the digestive system.

Honey can also be a great benefit for sports or physical activities. The glucose in honey is absorbed quickly to provide immediate energy, while the fructose is absorbed over time to offer sustained energy delivery. In fact honey has been proven to sustain blood sugar levels for longer periods than refined sugar, sports gels and carbohydrate snacks, meaning it’s equally beneficial to athletes, recreational sports players and anyone wanting to avoid the ‘crash’ of sugar products.

 

 

With zero fat, no additives and a variety of natural vitamins and minerals, there are many reasons to add honey to your everyday diet.