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Wellness Made Easy

With new research showing honey can be more effective at relieving the symptoms of coughs than other treatments, including antibiotics, using Manuka Honey is an easy way to support your daily wellness routines during the colder months.

Christine Bailey, UK nutritionist for Egmont says: “Traditionally, Manuka Honey has been used for its therapeutic properties and to support wellness. Manuka Honey contains a number of antioxidant plant compounds such as phenolic acids and flavonoids and many people use it for its anti-inflammatory properties, including to soothe sore and aching throats during the winter months.”

Christine advises on ways Manuka Honey can help benefit your wellness routines:

  1. Soothing sore and aching throats: If you are suffering from a sore throat, Manuka Honey may help provide some relief. Many find it has a soothing effect on the lining of the throat.

  2. Supporting digestive health: The gut is one of the most important organs in our body and keeping it healthy is essential for our overall health and wellbeing. Manuka Honey can help relieve a range of common digestive symptoms and support overall digestive health. Often referred to as a prebiotic, Manuka Honey contains compounds such as fructo-oligosaccharides that can help to enhance and maintain the growth of these helpful microbes. Manuka Honey can also potentially help fight against a number of harmful pathogens, including those associated with food poisoning such as Clostridium difficile and other bacteria that may contribute to IBS symptoms. Manuka Honey’s natural antibacterial action may also have a role in fighting H.pylori, the bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers.

  3. Easing inflammation: Excessive or prolonged inflammation can affect our overall health and prevent healing by damaging tissue in the body. Manuka Honey contains a range of phenolic acids and flavonoids which play a key role in human health, thanks to the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties they exert.

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