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It’s getting cooler and cooler as winter approaches the Wasatch Front.  We use honey year round as a sweetener in baking and real food recipes.  Honey is also used for healing naturally.  What are the health benefits of raw honey?  There are many!

The Key Nutrients of Honey

Honey is loaded with many essential vitamins and minerals. Vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 as well as vitamin C are found in honey. It also contains minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, calcium, copper, iron, manganese, sulphur, zinc and phosphate.

Health Benefits of Honey

1. Honey is a great aid in relieving morning sickness

2. Honey is good for sore throats and laryngitis

3. Raw honey can help with fertility.

4. A homemade ointment made of honey can be applied to eczema, diaper rash, canker sores or bleeding gums.

5. Honey acts as a sedative and is very useful in calming the nervous system.

6. Can help treat minor acne.

7.  Honey can help allergies by promoting a strong immune system.

8. Honey helps with digestion (improves it because of enzymes).

9. It can restore damaged skin.

10. Honey gives the body energy in forms of carbohydrates.

11.  Honey can calm nerves.

12. Helps regulate blood sugar.

Other articles on health benefits of Honey:

Natural News

Whole Foods

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Remember do not give raw honey to a baby under the age of 1.  It is not recommended.

GreenBootGirl

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