The beauty and wellbeing benefits of eating raw honey

jar of honey

Raw honey is something that you should never underestimate. It is not only a great addition to your diet, but it also has a wide range of benefits if you include it in your beauty regime too.

Don’t believe us? Well, why don’t you check out the beauty and wellbeing benefits that can only come with eating raw honey? 

It has both antibacterial and anti-fungal properties 

From time to time unwanted bacteria and fungus can make an appearance on or in our bodies. This not only sounds pretty gross, but is also bad news for our skin and for our bodies in general. Raw honey naturally contains hydrogen peroxide which is an antiseptic, it is also thought that it has antifungal properties too. 

You will get a whole lot of antioxidants

Antioxidants are important because they help to protect your body from any damage that could be caused by the world around you. These free radicals are not only going to contribute to the ageing process, but they can also be a factor in things such as heart disease and cancer. Raw honey is full of antioxidants, which means that your body is definitely going to feel the benefit. 

Your digestive system will be grateful

It is thought that honey is useful for digestive issues such as diarrhoea, however, there hasn’t been much research into whether or not this actually useful or not. One thing that is known is that it is a good treatment for the bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers. Another positive is that it is a prebiotic. This means that honey will nourish the good bacteria that can be found in your intestines, helping your digestive system as well as your overall health. 

It can help to heal wounds

We know that this sounds like somewhat of a folk story, but raw honey, manuka in particular has been used to treat wounds in a medical setting. This is thanks to the fact that it is an effective germ killer, which will also aid in tissue regeneration too. Studies have been carried out on using manuka honey on a wound and it has shown that it can boost healing time, as well as reducing the chance of getting an infection. Of course, this particular type of honey is going to be of a medical grade, which means that it is sterile, so you might not want to rub in store bought honey to a rather nasty wound. 

Seeing raw honey in a whole new light? We bet you are! Whether you think that your digestive system needs a boost or that your skin needs a gentle touch, raw honey could be just the thing that you are looking for. So, why not give it a chance and see if it could help your beauty and wellbeing routines?

xoxo

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