Health & Fitness

The Benefits Of Manuka Honey

With its celebrity following boasting Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson within its ranks, Manuka Honey is the headline grabbing sweetener. From porridge bowls to skin care, its fans have been raving about its multi-faceted perks… so what really makes Manuka Honey such a sweet deal?

Manuka Magic

With its new found fame, the popularity of Manuka Honey has sky rocketed, so much so that more “Manuka” Honey is sold in the UK and around the world than are being actually being made. Unlike Real Health pure Australian Manuka Honey, there are a number of impostors wanting to be a part of the honey hype!

Ooo Honey Honey

The taste of Manuka is far richer than that of a regular honey. It has a unique, strong, slightly bitter taste (typical of darker honey), but it still tastes great drizzled on yoghurt!

Sweet Science

When it comes to the real deal, it’s the science that makes it stand out. Honey has been used for thousands of years for medicinal reasons. Manuka Honey is antibacterial, antimicrobial and anti-viral, which makes it ideal for immunity support, wound care and digestive balance support. Manuka’s high levels of Methylglyoxal (MGO), gives it the superfood edge against the rest of the honey you may see on a supermarket shelf. Methylglyoxal (MGO) highlights the honey’s antibacterial properties, the higher the rating the better.

And it doesn’t just stop at MGO’s. Manuka Honey is hive of nutritional benefits! Regular raw honey is already known for its nutritional profile ( housing Amino Acids, B Vitamins, Magnesium and Iron to name a few) but with Yet with Manuka the nutritional content is up to 4 times that of normal flower honeys.

Manuka Medicine

Honey has been a go to in ancient and holistic medicine for thousands of years. Taking Manuka honey on a regular basis can really help allergies and lessen your need for medications, or mixing Manuka with Lemon and Hot Water can aid a sore throat naturally! So a tablespoon a day really does keep the doctor away!

Beauty and the Bee

Scarlett Johannsson is a fan of it within her skin care regime, and you can add a little celebrity luxury to your skin. Manuka honey’s nutrient dense profile has been known to improve skin tone and texture.

Try it at home with this super simple face mask!

On a clean face, with hair tied back…Apply a tablespoon or two of organic Manuka honey on your face and spread it all over as a facial mask. Leave on for 30 minutes and wash the honey off with warm water.

It will not only moisturize and nourish your skin, but will also ward off any pesky nasty bacteria on the skin. How sweet is that?

As mentioned earlier, not all Manuka Honey is created equal so to benefit from the full Manuka magic you have to keep your eyes out for its Active MGO rating to know you are getting the sweetest deal! Real Health 100% Pure Australian Manuka Honey is available to buy from myvitamins.

Sophie Angell

Sophie Angell

Writer and expert