Boost Your Winter Immunity with Manuka Honey Superfood
Making it through the colder months, dodging as many flus as possible is something we all try to achieve. However, as the thermometer begins to drop it can be easy to forget about preparing for the winter season ahead. I always knew that honey was great for boosting immunity, but had no idea that not all honeys are made equal. It wasn’t until I dug deep into research surrounding the powerful properties of Manuka Honey, that I understood what all the fuss was all about.
So what’s the difference between Manuka honey & regular honey?
Both Manuka honey and regular honey have antimicrobial properties. However, it’s much more potent in Manuka honey. Antimicrobials are vital for immunity, as they prevent the growth of microorganisms before they spread throughout the body.
- Regular honey found in the supermarket aisle is low in quality due to over-processing and the frequent removal of pollen counts. The final product is short on particular vitamins and nutrients. Depending on where it was sourced (and what you pay for it) one honey could be 100 times better in quality than the last!
- Manuka honey is exclusive only to New Zealand and Australia and has been labelled one of the most powerful honeys on earth. Liquid gold is a term that comes to my mind.
The scientific findings
If you could picture a scene from the ‘80’s where a Professor Molan of Waikato University, New Zealand sat in a darkened science lab studying various properties of honey from all over the world. He was abruptly stopped in his tracks, when he noticed the unusually spectacular activities, specific only to New Zealand Manuka honey.
To eradicate your suspicions of Molan’s bias towards his own country’s honey, the results from his experiments have been very well documented.
He found that Manuka honey holds an incredibly impressive ability to kill off a wide range of bacteria. So much so that Manuka honey holds more power than particular antibiotics that are resistant to some pathogens.
I’ll give you a minute to let that monstrosity of a finding sink in!
It appears that regular honey just doesn’t stand up in terms of Manuka’s potency.
So how you can benefit from Manuka Honey as a Superfood ?
Manuka Honey stimulates immune cells. Think of your immune cells as the first of your “soldiers” to go out on the battlefield against harmful pathogens. Along with a nutrient dense diet, increasing your intake of Manuka Honey Superfood prior to the winter months would be akin to wearing armour against cold and flus!
If you suffer from painful sinus infections, you could find huge relief in the use of Manuka Honey Superfood as the virus or bacteria that causes sinus infection can be eliminated.
Boosts your energy
It’s common in the winter months to feel sluggish and low on energy. It doesn’t surprise me that the colder months are when many animals choose to hibernate! However, you don’t have to revert to being a human sloth as Manuka Honey Superfood can help give you an extra boost.
Manuka is packed with glucose which is your body’s main source of energy. It also has a lower low GI (glycemic index) than regular sugar, which gives you more sustained energy throughout the day.
Impressive nutrient profile
Increasing your intake of vitamins and minerals from various sources is a sure fire way to boost your immunity. Manuka Honey Superfood is packed full of immune boosting nutrients including:
- A wide range of B vitamins
- Important amino acids
Manuka Honey’s unique properties saw New Zealand’s worldwide exports doubling last year to $27.4 million, which is a pretty good indicator as to its quality and effectiveness in treating a wide range of health conditions.
Protect yourself from winter nasties and boost your overall health and vitality with Ultimately Natural’s NEW Manuka Honey Powder Superfood.
Ultimately Natural’s Manuka Honey has been dried with a special moisture evaporating technology to create a truly convenient yet still nutritious manuka honey powder concentrate. In concentrated powder form you can easily store and add this nutritious substance to any meal or beverage. Use as a sugar substitute to add to tea or coffee, or simply use on cereals, in smoothies or mixed in with yogurt to aid your immune system this flu season.
Article by Shannon Davidson on behalf of Ultimately Natural
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