Replace sugar with raw honey - 30 Reasons why you should do it now

Replace sugar with raw honey - 30 Reasons why you should do it now

Are you looking for a natural and healthier alternative to sugar? Look no further than raw honey! With its rich flavour and numerous health benefits, raw honey is a fantastic substitute for refined sugar. Whether you're adding it to your morning coffee, using it in baking recipes, or drizzling it over your favourite dishes, raw honey offers a multitude of reasons to make the switch. 

#1 Honey affects your sugar levels in a healthier way

Raw honey has a lower GI (glycemic index) value than sugar, meaning that it doesn't raise blood sugar levels as quickly as sugar. 

#2 Honey contains a variety of essential vitamins and minerals

Raw honey contains trace amounts of essential vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, zinc and vitamins C, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6.

#3 Honey keeps your gut healthy

Raw honey has huge potential to enhance the gut microbiome, mitigating the spread of harmful bacteria and encouraging the growth of necessary gut bacteria. 

#4 Certain honey varieties are very rich in antioxidants

Raw honey such as oak, chestnut and pine contains antioxidants including phytochemicals, flavonoids and ascorbic acid. These compounds, especially the flavonoids have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and other health benefits. 

 #5 Honey is sweeter and tastier than sugar

Raw honey has a richer taste and higher amount of fructose than glucose, which means you can use smaller amounts and still satiate your sweet tooth. 

 #6 Honey has several healing elements 

Raw honey soothes sore throats and calms dry, hacking coughs. It is also very effective in healing minor burns and wounds. 

#7 Honey is an excellent natural source of energy

Raw honey contains simple sugars and carbohydrates that are immediately absorbed by the body. A spoonful of honey a day helps you stimulate your body naturally and quickly. 

#8 Honey is a beauty elixir

Raw honey has the ability to absorb and retain water in its molecules. It is therefore and excellent food for the skin, especially when it's sensitive or dehydrated. 

#9 Honey strengthens your immune system

Pure raw honey contains minerals such as calcium, chlorine, sodium and potassium, which contribute to better cell function. 

#10 Honey is a medicine for sore throat and cough

 Thanks to its antiseptic and soothing properties, raw honey relieves sore throat and cough, "softening" the throat. A spoonful of honey every 4 hours soothes the symptoms of an irritated throat. 

#11 Honey contributes to the proper functioning of heart

Raw honey contributes to the regulation of cholesterol while it prevents the compression of the arteries and, therefore, the occurrence of heart diseases. 

#12 Honey helps fight a hangover

The fructose that is found in honey accelerates the metabolism of alcohol by the body. According to British scientists, honey is the ideal antidote to headache and other hangover symptoms. 

#13 Raw honey is a 100% natural product

Pure, raw honey is naturally produced by honeybees and gets packed directly into the jar without any pasteurisation, filtration or preservatives. In contrast, sugar, white granulated sugar is an industrial, processed product. 

#14 Honey increases our sports performance

Modern studies verify that raw honey is superior to other sweeteners in maintaining glycogen levels and improving recovery time post exercise. 

#15 Honey strengthens our immune system

Raw honey protects against iron deficiency anaemia. The amount of hemoglobin increases with the consumption of honey mainly due to its copper and iron content, which is of organic origin. Therefore, it is 100% absorbable by our body. 

#16 Honey rejuvenates the skin

Raw honey has been a beauty secret since ancient times. It contains antioxidants that fight radicals, which, among others, are responsible for premature ageing. 

#17 Honey helps heal wounds

Raw honey has high antiseptic, antibacterial and healing properties. Thus, it actively contributes to the care of burns, abrasions and other wounds. 

#18 Honey alleviates heartburn and acid reflux

Raw honey acts as a weapon against oesophageal inflammation by creating a protective layer over the mucosa providing longer lasting relief. Also, not only it can fight fungi and bacteria, it acts as a natural antiseptic as well. 

#19 Honey contributes to relaxation and better sleep

Raw honey contributes to the enchantment of melatonin, the sleep hormone, and is as associated with reduced levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, in our body. 

#20 Honey contains traces of iron and other metals

Consuming raw honey on a daily basis helps restore health faster in cases of anaemia due to the iron it contains. 

#21 You can choose honey from a specific location of origin

It is easy to find honey from certain regions that stand out for their vegetation. On the contrary, it is almost impossible to ascertain the exact location of sugar beet or sugar cane cultivation. 

#22 Honey regulates our appetite for carbohydrates

According to a research published in the "Journal of the American College of Nutrition", those who use honey as a sweetener have better control of their appetite for carbohydrates and more stable blood sugar levels compared to those who eat sugar. 

#23 Honey helps with gum diseases

Raw honey's anti-bacterial and infection healing properties help in treating and healing wounds. Teeth and gum diseases like gingivitis, bleeding and plaque can be treated to a great extent with the regular use of honey. 

#24 Honey soothes our vocal chords

Raw honey is the singers' secret to smooth vocals and comfortable chords. Mix it in cold or hot water, ginger and turmeric (skip the lemon) for a delicious, soothing and refreshing drink. 

#25 Honey is a strong brain booster 

Raw honey is full of phytonutrients and polyphenols that improve memory and act as brain boosters. Its regular use increases the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNF) and reduces oxidative stress. 

#26 Honey treats canker sores effectively

Raw honey has strong antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. Put a teaspoon of honey on the canker sore. you may feel a minor burning sense for a few minutes, but gradually this sense as well as the inflammation will subside. Repeat 2-3 times a day. 

#27 You can choose between hundreds of different varieties of honey

Hundreds of different varieties of honey are produced all over the world and each of them captures the taste of the place it comes from. Explore them and choose the one that suits you the most. 

#28 Honey speeds up recovery from cold

Raw honey shortens the lifespan of a cold. The consumption of two teaspoons a day can reduce a cold by days. 

#29 Honey is a natural antiseptic

Pure, raw honey has antimicrobial properties. As many types of bacteria cannot thrive in honey, it speeds healing, reduces swelling and gives tissues a chance to regrow faster.

#30 Honey nourishes and softens the hair

Raw honey is a popular natural ingredient in many types of hair care products. It moisturises dry hair and scalp, reduces hair breakage and restores its shine. 


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