Saturday, November 12, 2016

5 Health Benefits of Manuka Honey

With 'flu season almost upon us, Fiona MacConnacher tells you why Manuka honey should be on your shopping list

Every year, we are bombarded with the latest superfood fads that we need to invest in: goji berries, acai, flaxseeds...  However, one appears to crop up again and again.

Manuka honey, a special variety produced in New Zealand and parts of Australia, is a superfood whose popularity just won't wane. You'll find it nestled up high on supermarket shelves, not just in corners of health food shops, and it has a wide variety of uses; a spoonful a day could just keep the doctor away.

With no escape from coughs and sneezes, especially on our daily commutes on the packed tube or condensation-laden buses, the best way to tackle getting ill this winter is to try and prevent it in the first place. Manuka honey's uses spread beyond prevention, and can even help once illness has taken grip.

Below, nutritionist Pixie Turner MSc looks at health benefits of Manuka honey.

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