We use organic honey as a natural sweetener in every Perfect Bar flavor and for good reason! It’s chock-full of healthy benefits for our bodies, both on the inside and out! Make the switch to raw or organic honey to soak up all the good-for-you vitamins, minerals and enzymes not found in refined honey.
Here are 6 reasons you should harness the power of honey in your everyday life:
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With powerful antiseptic and antibiotic properties, honey–specifically, raw Manuka honey–naturally soothes and protects burns, cuts, scrapes, and pressure ulcers (bedsores) from bacterial infection. Why? Honey Bees produce an enzyme called glucose oxidase, which bees add to the plant nectar they collect. During this chemical reaction, hydrogen peroxide is produced, lending honey its wound-healing properties.
Got an upset stomach? Add a dollop of honey to your favorite herbal tea (ginger and mint top our list) for a natural remedy to treat an upset stomach. With proven anti-inflammatory properties, honey coats and soothes the stomach lining to lessen the symptoms of acid reflux, morning sickness, and other tummy troubles.
Raw throat…Sleepless nights…Annoyed co-workers…Persistent coughs are a drag (for everyone!). A mom-approved, time-honored remedy, honey is an effective cough suppressant– sometimes more so than many over-the counter medicines. With its soothing properties, just a spoonful of honey mixed in warm water or swallowed straight can deliver calming relief for coughs.
Counting sheep not working? Before tipping back some sleep-inducing medicine (with a load of possible side effects), try a spoonful of honey at bedtime first. Honey can help you get your snooze on by supporting the body’s production of serotonin and melatonin.
Honey acts as a blemish buster, face wash, and hair strengthener! Before grabbing the acne treatment, try dabbing a small amount of honey on an unsightly pimple. The natural antibodies have healing power equivalent to your acne treatment but without the harsh chemicals or moisture-sucking properties. Honey also acts as a natural face wash, by moisturizing your skin and making it feel soft and refreshed.
Even the most health conscious among us can up our antioxidant game. Afterall, antioxidants reduce the risk of some forms of cancer and heart disease. That’s where honey comes in. Rich with flavonoids and polyphenols, daily consumption of this superfood is a sweet way to boost your natural defenses.