Winter Superfood: Pure Honey

Beekeeper holding a honeycomb with a bee on top

As the days get shorter and the temperature drops, the winter season is just around the corner. The chance to catch the winter sickness rises and so do our plans. Our bodies will be in overdrive with plans for the holiday and meeting work deadlines. The last thing you want is to get sick and miss out. 

That’s why it’s a good idea to incorporate pure honey into your diet. Pure honey has been consumed for centuries as a sweetener and for its variety of health benefits. 

Benefits of Pure Honey

Natural Energy Source

Honey is energy dense and is a source of carbohydrates. Honey contains easily digestible sugars and is a low glycemic index food. Honey is well tolerated by individuals with diabetes and is suitable as a sugar alternative for these individuals.

Improves Oral Health

Studies in humans show that oral ingestion of 10mL of honey significantly improves coughing symptoms. Honey can be recommended as a single dose of 2.5 mL before bedtime for children older than 1 year of age with cough.

High in Antioxidant

Honey contains many phenolic compounds that are antioxidative and contains anti-inflammatory properties. The phenolic compounds may help to protect your body from free radicals which have been linked to cell damage, aging, and the development of some chronic diseases. 

Healing Wounds

Honey is naturally antibacterial. The supersaturated and low pH environment makes honey very inhospitable to most microbes. The antimicrobial effects of honey can inhibit bacterial growth which is beneficial in wound healing. It has also shown effectiveness with burns and ulcers.

 

With the new year around the corner, it’s time to create good habits for your health. Good habits doesn’t mean giving up sweets. Try our Dr. Bee Ice Honey. Ice Honey is a great sugar alternative with a taste of glacier-fed wildflower blossoms and crisp mountain air.


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