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Six reasons why honey is a powerful superfood.

2 December 2021

For centuries humans have drawn on the benefits of raw honey to improve our health and wellbeing. Here are six reasons why we at Tiaki truly believe in the liquid gold we produce.

  • It is a huge source of antioxidants. Plant chemicals contained within raw honey are known as polyphenols and act as strong antioxidants helping to prevent free radical damage. Free radicals contribute to the aging process and the acceleration of many chronic diseases
  • It can be used on open wounds and burns. Honey has been (and continues to be) used in both traditional and plant medicine to aid in tissue regeneration and wound cleaning. Multiple studies show it accelerates healing time and reduces the risk of infection.
  • It has proven antibacterial and antifungal properties. Raw honey naturally contains hydrogen peroxide, which is an antiseptic. Thus, honey can kill unwanted bacteria and fungus.
  • It can soothe a sore throat. Feel a touch of seasonal sickness coming on? Honey is an age-old remedy for coughs, colds and sore throats. And has been proven as effective at suppressing a cough as most common over the counter cough medications.
  • It is a great digestive tonic. Raw honey has been proven to kill the Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria, a common cause of stomach ulcers and is often thought to ease diarrhea; it is also a prebiotic that nourishes good intestinal bacteria – essential for robust digestive health.
  • It is full of phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are plant compounds that give the honey it’s superior antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Phytonutirents are also shown to have immune boosting and anticancer benefits.
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