Forest Raw Honey
Raw Forest Honey is not just an ideal replacement for table sugar, it is also a tonic for general well being.
Processing (heating and over filtration) raw honey destroys all the nutritional and health benefits that it can offer.
- Black Wild Forest Raw Honey – Forests of Nepal
Why Raw Forest Honey?
Raw Forest Honey is not just a replacement for table sugar, it is also a tonic for general well being.
1. The presence of phytonutrients in raw honey imparts excellent antibacterial & anti-inflammatory properties to the honey. Thanks to the enzyme introduced by bees into the nectar they have collected, hydrogen peroxide is formed, contributing significantly to honey’s antibacterial properties.
2. Honey contains polyphenols which are antioxidants that reduce the risk of cancers, heart disease, slow down ageing and improve immune response.
3. Honey is also known to contribute towards gastrointestinal health that includes the liver, pancreas, intestines among others.
4. Honey is known to balance blood sugar levels. It is recommended that you consume a teaspoon of raw honey first thing when you wake up in the morning. If you are a diabetic and your blood sugar is under control, please consult your doctor to include raw honey in your diet.
5. Sports/Athletics/Fitness – Due to its high carbohydrate content, Honey is a natural and one of the most effective energy boosters. The glucose in honey provides an instant surge of energy as it is absorbed quickly by the body and the fructose is absorbed slowly therefore providing a more consistent release of energy.
How should you consume Forest Honey ?
Key Point: To retain the nutritive properties of raw forest honey DO NOT mix into hot beverages.
You could mix the honey into food/beverages that is lukewarm i.e. is below 40 degrees Celsius. Remember, the temperature of a hive is roughly 35 degrees Celsius. You want to keep the benefits intact.
1. Have a teaspoonful first thing when you wake up in the morning.
2. You could mix a teaspoonful into a glass of room temperature water and add a few drops of lime or lemon if required.
3. You may drizzle the honey on toast, paratas, dosas or even idlis for breakfast.
4. When doing a workout at the gym or going for a jog, take a bottle of this natural energy drink (honey water) with you. Add a tablespoonful of honey into a litre of room temperature water, add a tiny pinch of salt and few lemon slices into the water. To jazz it up you could also add a sprig or two of mint or tulsi (holy basil) leaves or a tiny pinch of spice (pepper/ginger/cardamom). This would serve as a safe alternative to your commercial energy drink.