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The Healing Power of Manuka Honey

(photo source: Half Baked Harvest)

All this talk about combating inflammation and the importance of treating gut health has me convinced that I need to make some adjustments to my diet. One particular discovery while researching new healthy habits is Manuka honey.

A few months ago I stumbled upon a large jar of Manuka honey at Costco, but the price tag was discouraging - $40 for 250 grams. At first I thought it was too much, then I started thinking this honey is expensive for a reason. It's a superfood. But before committing to a purchase, I did some research and discovered the amazing healing powers of Manuka honey.

According to WebMD, Manuka honey has many healing benefits. The following claims are from recent studies that show how effective Manuka honey is. It originates from a tree - the Manuka plant is prominent in New Zealand and also in Australia - and has an intense flavor often characterized as earthly, floral, and herbal.

1). Manuka honey has natural antibacterial qualities, potentially categorizing this type of honey as a medicinal honey.

2). Manuka honey stimulates the production of special cells that can repair tissue damaged by infection.

3). It has the ability to treat and prevent cancer.

4). It reduces high cholesterol.

5). It reduces systemic inflammation and treats diabetes.

6). It treats eye, ear, and sinus infections.

7). Lastly, it treats gastrointestinal problems.

Do these benefits convince you to go buy a jar of Manuka honey for you and your family? I know I'm heading over to Costco this morning after my workout!

Shop your Manuka honey, here.


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