The "honey" I slathered all over my peanut butter and banana sandwiches as a kid, was actually high fructose corn syrup in a cute plastic bear. I'm pretty sure that was the start of the bad rep honey has earned. In reality honey is one of our great nutrient dense, healing, antioxidant rich super-foods!
Enjoy this delicious nectar to fight off colds and infections, add extra minerals to your diet, improve your skin texture or heal wounds.
Befriend Your Local Bee Keeper. If you can find honey at your community Farmer's Market, this is your best bet for getting pure honey that is full of diverse pollen to help boost your immune system.
Keep it Raw. Purchasing raw honey that has not been cooked (pasteurized), will ensure you get to benefit from the natural enzyme activity of honey. These enzymes are a big part of what makes honey beneficial for a variety of uses.
Here is how to choose the best honey for your use —
Heal Your Skin: Try New Zealand, Manuka honey for its powerful collagen producing properties and for healing damaged skin. The antibacterial properties of Manuka honey make it powerful enough to be used used topically in treating skin wounds.
Support Detoxification: Choose Acacia Honey to cleanse your liver, improve the health of your digestive system, and reduce inflammation of your GI and respiratory tract.
Up Your Immunity: Eucalyptus or Linden Honey are great choices during the winter months to bolster your immune system in order to fight off colds or respiratory infections.