A couple months ago my dad came back from London with 5 jars of Manuka honey. Oddly enough, this didn’t seem odd to us at all. You see, he’s obsessed with honey. Like, obsessed. But this one in particular seemed different.
A little about Manuka honey:
- It has to have a UMF 10+ level of antibacterial activity to be considered a superfood
- The best kind (and I think the only real kind) originates from New Zealand
- Take 1 or 2 tablespoons every day.
- If you’re not down to swollen it by itself, put it on toast or in your yogurt
According to my dad and a hefty amount of research on my part, Manuka honey (10+) has amazing benefits. Check them out:
- It’s good bacteria (similar to yogurt’s), reduces acid reflux, balances your digestive system, and reduces colon inflammation (for anyone suffering with IBS.)
- Surprisingly gives you shinny teeth by reducing plaque and bleeding caused by gingivitis.
- Gives you energy, wohoo
- Makes your hair nice and smooth, when used as a shampoo
- Clears your acne, when used as a face wash
- Improves sleep, specially when mixing it in milk before going to bed
- Helps reduce seasonal allergies, unless you’re allergic to bees or honey. (Don’t eat this if you are!)
- Relieves soar throat, even those caused by strep
- Decreases inflammation in wounds or burns (when applied to directly.)
- Also, it just taste delicious. And if you take it in the mornings like I do, it will take away that yucky morning breath