Have you ever wondered what the hype is about “Organic Raw Honey” or “Unfiltered Honey”? Why buy local raw honey rather than the store-bought filtered stuff?
What is Raw Honey?
As you know, honey is extracted from beehives. Once extracted, it can be filtered to get rid of large chunks and placed into a jar to be sold as “raw honey”.
Honey is pasteurized by being filtered and taken through a high heat process. This process gets rid of the pollen and phytonutrients that are naturally found in honey.
benefits of raw honey
Raw honey contains lots of antioxidants, which help prevent the breaking down of cells due to oxidation. In other words, antioxidants are anti-aging agents.
Pollen is also found in unfiltered honey. Eating it can help boost immunity and make us less sensitive to allergens. So if you have allergies, eat raw honey!
Hydrogen peroxide is naturally found in raw honey which makes it have antibacterial properties. For this reason, honey is very good for wounds and healing acne or other skin problems. It can also help maintain a healthy GI biome and prevent infections.
raw honey vs pasteurized honey
Like I mentioned above, when honey is pasteurized, there are lots of key ingredients stripped from it. Because of that, pasteurized honey does not have all of the antibacterial properties as well as the antioxidants and pollen which help boost immunity.
If you want all of those sweet (pun not intended) benefits I told you guys about, be sure that you are buying “raw honey” or “unfiltered honey”.
where can you get raw honey?
You can find raw honey at local farmer’s markets or even on the side of the road sometimes! I love to support small businesses in this way. So next time you see a “local raw honey” sign, stop by and get some!
If you want it shipped to your door, here are some amazon links to some good products. Just click the pic!
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