Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

Manuka honey: What is it, what are the health benefits and how do I tell if it’s the real deal?

BT, 2/18/2017

Used as a sweetener, made into supplements, sore throat lozenges and beauty products, find out why, when it comes to superfoods, manuka honey is the Queen Bee.

One of nature’s most versatile ingredients, manuka honey is just as useful as a sweetener in a hot drink or smoothie as it is in a supplement or the latest must-have beauty product.

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins has said that she adds the ancient ingredient to a homemade drink to relieve a sore throat and help her voice recover after a performance, while Scarlett Johansson uses it as a makeup base.

With so many varied uses, it’s easy to think it sounds too good to be true. Alexander Thompson, nutritionist at Holland and Barrett, told us exactly what it is and what the health benefits are...

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