Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Manuka Honey?
Manuka honey has so many wondrous benefits. It can heal wounds, soothe the worst coughs and even treat our acne outbreaks! Awesome! Knowing all the great benefits that honey can have, you might be tempted to start eating manuka honey by the spoonful, all day, every day. That begs the question – is there such a thing as too much manuka honey? Read on to find out more about how much manuka honey you should be having in a day.
Manuka Honey Nutrition Facts
Manuka honey boasts some wonderful benefits, due to the Leptosperin, Methyglyoxal, and Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) that it contains. These indicators also give rise to the UMF grading, a laboratory-based grading system that assesses the authenticity of your manuka honey. Find out more about UMF grading here!
Benefits of Leptosperin, Methyglyoxal, and DHA
Leptosperin is commonly found in manuka honey and it is widely known for its magnificent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activities. These properties give manuka honey a wide range of medical uses. For example, it can be used to treat and heal wounds, relieve sore throats and coughs and even help with skin conditions like eczema. Due to the antibacterial activity, sucking on manuka honey or manuka honey candy can even help to reduce the growth of harmful oral bacteria such as P. gingivalis and A. actinomycetemcomitans. These wonderful benefits can even be extended to dogs and other pets, providing relief and healing for cuts and sores.
So How Much Manuka Honey Can I Have In a Day?
Manuka Honey has so many wondrous benefits! However, it still does contain quite a large amount of sugar. Given the sugar content of the honey, it is important to regulate the amount of honey consumed per day to avoid excessive weight gain. As such, it is recommended to only have about 1 to 3 teaspoons of raw manuka honey per day on a regular basis. However, when necessary, one can consume up to 3-4 tablespoons of this tasty and wonderful treat to enjoy the benefits of manuka honey.
How Would We Consume Manuka Honey Throughout The Day?
Of course, it’s evident that all of us here are huge supporters of the benefits of manuka honey. Like you, we also love to reap its benefits! Here are some recommendations on how you might want to consume and use manuka honey throughout the day.
In the morning: Typically, I would have a glass of water in the morning, along with manuka honey and lemon added in. I would make a larger batch for my family as well. To do this, juice one lemon, 1 tablespoon of honey and 500 ml of warm water and stir thoroughly.
In the afternoon: Sometimes, I need a mid-day energy boost. Turning to manuka honey is one of the best ways to get that. Honey can be taken directly from the jar to enjoy its benefits. After a whole day of meetings and presentations, honey can also help to soothe any discomfort in the throat that I could be experiencing. I would take about a teaspoon or two to tide me through the day.
In the evening: After a long day, I enjoy taking the time to unwind and relax. One way I enjoy doing that is to take care of my skin. One way to do that is to make a DIY manuka honey face mask. Some benefits of using manuka honey on this skin include reducing inflamed acne, repairing skin, providing hydration, minimizing wrinkles and brightening skin. There are a variety of ways in which you can customize your face masks, so click here to get the instructions for a manuka mask.
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