Have you heard of the health benefits of raw honey? Based on the number of our customers asking for it, we’re pretty sure awareness is widespread, but in case you didn’t know, here’s a few ways raw honey is beneficial to your health:
-It contains antioxidants, which help protect your body from cell damage due to free radicals (which may play a role in the development of cancer cells)
-Raw honey contains a peptide called bee-defensin, which is a natural part of a beehive’s immune system, and is a known antibacterial agent. Consumption of it is thought to help promote not just your immune system but also digestive system health.
-It is full of phytonutrients, which are compounds found in plants which help protect them from harmful agents such as UV rays and insects. These provide both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, which help you maintain good health, and these are unique to raw honey.
-Local raw honey has been made by bees that jump from flower to flower and collect pollen from these plants as they go, meaning the honey they produce then contains these pollen spores. Eating just a spoonful a day of this honey can help you build up a natural immunity to local allergens.
-And of course, honey is always soothing to a sore throat, which is particularly relevant in this flu season.
We just got a fresh batch of Cherry Valley raw honey in from The Last Cowboy honey company, and we’re eager to share it with you. Come on up and get your jar!