Honey has many, many antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can really benefit the body in so many ways, especially honey on an empty stomach.
It is definitely my favorite all-natural sweetener and “go-to” ingredient within my natural medicine cabinet.
Many people want to know, should they include more honey in their diets? Would this be a positive thing to do or not? It’s only natural to be curious.
Manuka Honey in particular has been shown to be the MOST beneficial when it comes to improving the bodies health. It is full on wonderful and powerful enzymes and nutrients to really help our bodies get healthier sooner and then stay healthier for longer. Continue reading “Honey on an Empty Stomach”
Today we are going to be learning a bit more about the wonderful Botanical Plant family that creates the wonderful flowers that the bees visit to gather the nectar which gets converted to make Manuka Honey. Manuka Honey is celebrated worldwide for it’s antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
Hey Guys. Dr Axe here and welcome to the Chopping Block. Today our guest on the Chopping Block is Honey.
Honey is a sweetener which has been used for thousands of years. It has some health benefits and maybe some negatives along with it. We will see if in the end, if Honey get “chopped or not?”.
Now a little bit of background on honey over the last 100 years. Honey has been started to be bottled by BIG companies and there was a study done recently by Texas A&M University and when they went and tested 60 different brands of honey, they found that 77% of Branded honey contained no pollen what-so-ever.
The reason is that most honey today is heated and it’s ultra filtered to where what you get when you finally get it in the bottle, is no pollen. Pollen is where most of the health benefits come from. Also they filtered out the proteins, the anti-oxidants and they damaged some of the other vital nutrients which are found in real, raw honey today. So that’s just one of the major problems with honey today is that there is a lot of “honey fraud” going on, where when they tested companies like Wal-mart and Costco and KFC and McDonald’s they found that their honey contained ZERO pollen and ZERO of these other nutrients what-so-ever. So there is a lot of bad honey out there.
Now lets talk about the good in honey. Now if you look at honey and it’s found in its Raw Form (like I have in this bottle here). Raw Local honey is packed with Pollen. Pollen can actually help you boost your immune system and help you fight allergies.
One major benefit is the immune boosting and the allergy fighting effects of honey. Another major benefit of Raw Local Honey is that it can actually help to heal wounds. If you get a cut on your arm or try to heal a cut, again you can put this directly on it and it again, help fight off bad bacteria in your system. So again there are many benefits of honey.
One negative of Honey is that it does contain some sugar. Now it’s in one of the most natural forms of sugar in fructose, but if you were trying to burn fat or lose weight or just get sugar out of your diet, then you probably don’t want to be consuming any sugars what-so-ever, so you may take honey off the list.
So when it comes to honey being on the Chopping Block… honey is not getting chopped. We are keeping it here, we are keeping it whole.
Again, honey is my ABSOLUTE favourite, all-natural sweetener. Just remember you use honey in moderation and it is staying here on the chopping block and it is not getting chopped.
Thank you from: Maximise Your Health with Dr Axe
What is your favourite way to use Honey? How do you like to use it at home? Do you put it on your breakfast or in your smoothie or do you bake with it. I look forward to reading your thoughts and ideas about honey in the comments below. Thank you for watching.
What do you think about honey? Do you think it’s healthy? I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the comments below.