Testing at a leading international scientific lab in Australia has found that almost half of the honey sold in Australia has been mixed with other substances. Thus, including cheap sweeteners such as rice syrup, wheat syrup, and sugar beet syrup. Yet, the ugly truth is even scarier since all of these products have passed the official government purity tests.
The problem is even worse in the United States when there is no standard or testing for honey purity. In fact, a 2011 lab analysis showed that 76 percent of grocery honey was free of bee pollen, indicating it is probably sourced illegally from China.
Perhaps a better way to ensure your honey is real, you should choose one that is raw and unfiltered, often labeled as organic. In fact, one ounce of raw, unfiltered tested honey contains approximately 20 vitamins, 16 minerals, 18 amino acids, and lots of antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Moreover raw honey is an antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal substance, that’s highly nutritious. Plus, it contains significant amounts of B2, B3, B5, B6, C, sulfur, magnesium, potassium, sodium chloride, calcium, and phosphate.
Here are some health benefits of tested honey:
- Increasing blood flow to your heart honey prevent plaque accumulation in the arteries
- Raw honey promotes a truly deep and restorative sleep
- Boosts melatonin levels
- Honey treats urinary tract infections caused by catheters
- Ease coughs and brings relief to your sore throat
- Honey acts as a potential prebiotic that promotes the growth of good bacteria in the intestines
- Honey promotes digestion and treats digestive issues
- Relieves nausea
- Helps with acne and other skin issues
- Honey is an excellent skin exfoliator for sensitive skin
- It may increase insulin levels and decrease levels of blood sugar
- Honey lowers cholesterol levels and lowers the risk of coronary artery disease
- Boosts blood circulation and strengthens the heart
- Treats the symptoms of seasonal allergies
- Honey fights inflammation and can treat respiratory conditions like asthma