In addition to supporting local businesses, there are many health benefits that come along with choosing raw, organic honey over its more processed counterparts.
- It’s antimicrobial. There’s a reason why people say you should have tea with honey and lemon when you’re sick – and it’s because honey actually kills bacteria.
- It soothes coughs. Honey is safer than any OTC medicine you can take, and it reduces the severity and frequency of coughs and sore throats.
- Raw honey helps to promote healing across the body.
- Raw organic honey is rich in nutrients and antioxidants.
- It is the perfect sugar substitute; it’s naturally cultivated and is much better for you than traditional table sugar.
Honey has many other healthy benefits, but it’s important to buy raw, organic honey. Processed honey is stripped of all its value by the pasteurization process and often has added ingredients like corn syrup.
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