Many wellness professionals advise taking Manuka Honey for general well-being. But how exactly can you give yourself a boost with Manuka Honey?
What is Manuka Honey?
Manuka Honey is a unique type of honey, native to New Zealand, produced by bees that pollinate a shrub known as Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium).
What distinguishes Manuka Honey from other types of honey is the presence of methylglyoxal (MGO). The higher the concentration of MGO, the greater the properties.
The Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) grading system appraises natural markers found in Manuka Honey and assures purity and quality. The honey's classification reflects the presence of 3 distinct compounds found in Manuka Honey: methylglyoxal, dihydroxyacetone, leptospermum. The higher the Unique Manuka Factor (UMF), the greater the benefits of the honey.
The nutritional value of Manuka Honey
The following nutrients are present in Manuka Honey (amongst others):
Minerals such as calcium, potassium and phosphorous
Compounds such as methylglyoxal (MGO) and hydrogen peroxide
Enzymes such as diastase, invertases, glucose oxidase
Uses of Manuka Honey to give you a boost
There are many Manuka Honey recipes. Give these two a go! The drinks can be enjoyed daily as a great booster.
Manuka Honey Drink with apple cider vinegar and ginger