14 Oct The Benefits of Raw Unfiltered Honey
Winne-the-pooh has been around since 1926 and he hasn’t aged a day. There must be some health benefits to all that pure, raw, local and unfiltered honey he’s eating. As it turns out, there are many benefits to consuming pure and unfiltered honey. Ancient Egyptians and Greeks referred to honey as, “Nectar of the Gods”. If we take a step back and ask ourselves, why has honey been so important throughout every civilization on the planet, we start to discover some interesting answers.
Packed With Antioxidants
Raw, pure, unfiltered honey is loaded with precious antioxidants. You know those things that protect your cells from the damaging effects of our environment? In fact, there is as much antioxidants in unfiltered honey as there is in many vegetables.
If you haven’t heard of Phytonutrients, then let me introduce you to a new word. Phytonutrients are chemicals within plants that deliver protection against UV rays and certain types of invasive insects. When bees feast on flower nectar and regurgitate it, the resulting honey is loaded with Phytonutrients. According to a study released by the American Institute for Cancer Research, this obscure compound is capable of fighting cancer, boosting the immune system and much much more. When looking to consume these Phytonutrients, it’s important that you only consume unfiltered raw honey. Processing and pasteurizing the honey will eliminate these very vital compounds.
Unfiltered and pure honey is also known to help with digestive issues. By serving as a potent probiotic, honey will nourish the good bacteria that lives in the stomach. Consequently, this will assist with the digestion of all that processed food you have been eating.
There you have it. Three reasons why you should only consume unfiltered, raw, pure honey produced locally. As with most things in life, processing it eliminates most of the valuable nutrients. Don’t forget to order your honey from Brands Bees & Honey today.