Ah the power of Organic Honey. One of nature’s most impressive multi-talented ingredients rich in antioxidants, nutrients, and antimicrobial properties. How is it different from traditional pasteurized and processed honey? Essentially, the high heat pasteurization process strips away essential healing properties and vitamins A, C, D. E, K and B – leaving a flavorful honey but weakening its nutritional power. Organic honey is more wholesome and comprehensive in its health benefits.
- Pamper your body
Organic honey’s natural antioxidant and antimicrobial properties make it a perfect natural alternative to harsh cleansers and store-bought moisturizers. Honey draws moisture into the skin, while the antioxidants work to prevent wrinkles and its antimicrobial superpowers cleanse and treat acne and blemishes. But honey’s magical moisturizing properties aren’t limited to your skin—when applied to your hair, honey will nourish those follicles like nobody’s business. Give yourself a honey spa treatment with these recipes:
- Energize yourself
Put down the double espresso. Organic honey offers an equally powerful dose of energy, is just as delicious as a cup of coffee, and it’s healthier. It’s all-natural and rich in complex carbohydrates, which offer sustained energy to keep you alert throughout the day, eliminating the hard crash one often experiences with caffeine. Honey provides such effective energy-boosting properties that it can even be used as an athletic aid. Since the body draws most of its energy from carbohydrates, honey is ideal for working muscles, but you don’t have to be working out to enjoy the energizing benefits of honey. Here are some energy-boosting honey recipes to try at home:
- Treat wounds
The ancient Egyptians used honey as a dressing for wounds, and research has shown that they may have been on to something. Raw, organic honey can stimulate healing for wounds or ulcers, thanks to its antimicrobial properties. Its use as a wound dressing can help treat and prevent infection, allowing the wound to heal faster. If you are seriously injured, seek a medical professional. Many are touting the healing benefits of honey.
- Lose weight
When consumed in moderation and paired with a healthy diet and daily exercise, honey can aid in weight loss. Honey contains natural sugars and is relatively high in calories, but small amounts can curb cravings and boost metabolism. While you should generally avoid added sugar when on a diet, replacing table sugar with honey seems to have a positive effect on weight loss.
- Support throat care
Research has shown that honey soothes inflamed membranes, fights infection, suppresses coughing and supports upper respiratory ailments. Whether you drink it, eat it, or gargle with it, using organic honey as an ingredient offers multiple healthful benefits.
- Add a spoonful to your favorite herbal tea to ease a cold.
- Eat a spoonful before bed to soothe and suppress coughing for an uninterrupted, restful sleep.
- If you feel a sore throat coming on, use Gargle Away® by Nature’s Jeannie™ – contains organic honey as a main ingredient and 6 other therapeutic ingredients. Gargling with this warm healing liquid mixture coats and soothes the throat, soothes cough, and reduces bacteria by 99.9%. Available at Amazon.com, Wegmans Food Markets, Discount Drug Mart, Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Giant Carlisle, Giant Landover and other select retailers.
Organic honey’s natural healing properties make the ingredient the perfect addition to your medicine cabinet or pantry. From suppressing cough to soothing your sore throat – organic honey has you covered.