We are getting 100% pure organic raw hill honey from the people living in the forests (Hills) of South India. The Honey that you normally purchase from the market has sugar syrup and harmful antibiotics in them which is in no way good for your health.
It’s a pure, unfiltered and unpasteurized sweetener made by bees from the nectar of flowers. Most of the honey consumed today is processed honey that’s been heated and filtered since it was gathered from the hive. Unlike processed honey, raw honey does not get robbed of its incredible nutritional value and health powers. It can help with everything from low energy to sleep problems to seasonal allergies. Switching to raw honey may even help weight-loss efforts when compared to diets containing sugar or high fructose corn syrup.
Raw and minimally processed honey is where it is at! This is where you find all the beneficial properties of honey. There are however still a few different ‘versions’ of raw honey. The simple way to look at it is: The clearer the honey is – the more processed it is and the less health benefits it has.
Honey has been used for centuries to help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with a common cold. Many things can cause a sore throat, these include infections with viruses, such as colds and flu; sinus drainage; allergies; or cigarette smoking, among others. Sore throats caused by bacteria such as streptococci, are usually treated with antibiotics. Try a spoonful of honey to soothe and coat your throat. Take a spoonful straight, as often as you need, to relieve the irritation. In between, keep up your liquids with a steaming cup of tea sweetened with honey. For added vitamin C, try mixing in orange, grapefruit or lemon juice.
Honey also improves your digestion, which can help in reducing static weight in your digestive system. Therefore, honey can be consumed after dinner, particularly after eating a large meal. Ayurvedic practitioners often prescribe herbs with honey, because honey is believed to aid digestion.
The nutrient content of raw honey varies, but a 1-ounce serving contains very small amounts of folate as well as vitamins B2, C, B6, B5 and B3. Minerals including calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, sodium and zinc can also be found in raw honey in small amounts.
Honey can also help in weight loss when consumed with warm water and lemon juice. Another popular recipe combines cinnamon with honey and warm water. Research studies suggest that the use of cinnamon is also beneficial for weight loss.
Honey is a good substitute of sugar. It can be used in different beverages such as tea, lime juice. Among other food items, it can be used in desserts, pancakes instead of sugar. One may add honey to oatmeal, peanut butter sandwich for additional nutrients, good taste and a lower risk of weight gain.