The Health Product That’s Causing A Buzz
Take It Off Your Toast And Put It On Your Face
You’re probably no stranger to the humble honey produced by our hardworking fuzzy friends - let’s face it, it’s delish. But, are you aware of all the health benefits that it also possesses? Manuka honey, a special variety obtained from the Manuka bush found in New Zealand, is creating quite a buzz in the health and wellness industry.
What is Manuka honey? And why is it so different to regular honey?
Regular commercial honey, that you and I put on our morning toast is generally used for culinary purposes. It is processed and treated, however this strips a lot of the key nutrients that benefit our wellbeing. Manuka honey however, is derived from the Manuka plant which is indigenous to New Zealand. As it is subjected to very little processing, and so retains many benefits!
So, what is so great about Manuka honey?
Honey is usually a “go to” when we want to soothe a sore throat, but Manuka honey offers more, it contains lots of antibacterial qualities. According to high street health giants Holland and Barrett, ‘DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) is naturally produced by the Manuka bush and stored in its nectar. It then goes through the Maillard reaction to form the MGO (Methylglyoxal) which is key to Manuka honey’s antibacterial benefits.’ So it is perfect to dissolve in hot water when you’re suffering from a scratchy throat.
The dermatological benefits of Manuka honey is its nourishing and moisturising properties. It tackles dry skin, regenerates skin cells and is also anti-aging. According to the Manuka Doctor ‘Manuka is anti-inflammatory too, so it can help soothe red, irritated skin.’ And with well-known celebs like Kourtney Kardashian being big advocates of the sweet stuff, we’re deffo sold.
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