Never did I know the existence of Manuka honey until my buddy bought a few jars to bring back to China.
“It is really effective in healing sore throat,” he said.
Perhaps you, like me as well, overlook a food which is actually reap by many for its health benefits – the Manuka honey. Grow in the wild land in New Zealand, Manuka honey is made by bees that feed exclusively on the Manuka tree. Unlike the raw honey, Manuka honey is produced in minimal pollution environment and is richer in its nutritional profile due to the presence of Unique Manuka Factor (UMF). The UMF can be scaled from zero to above ten and the higher the UMF value, the more potent its anti-bacterial activity is. Manuka honey is the only honey that is suggested in treating the highly resistant superbug MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and in Singapore, you can find UMF-Manuka honey here.
Differs from raw honey, Manuka honey aids in quality sleep. News featuring students and working adults die from not sleeping or not having enough sleep is no longer uncommon nowadays. Recently, Independent UK reports how the Japanese gruelling working culture results in the people working over-time as exemplified in the death of Kiyotaka Serizawa. His mother described how exhausted Kiyotaka was of his work until the mother needed to check whether his heart was still beating even when he was sleeping.
While the highlight of the news is about the arduous working culture that needs to be looked into seriously, but at the same time, it also brings out the message that diseases such as heart attack and stroke are associated with sleep deprivation. Manuka honey is proved to promote a deep sleep which is essential to all human being for vitality.
In addition, Manuka honey is also used in beauty industry. It is a perfect natural substance in healing acnes and skin infections such as eczema because it contains anti-microbial properties. Its anti-oxidant property also makes Manuka honey a great choice in combating free radicals in one’s body. Locating near the equator, Singapore and other Asia nations are exposed to either only the scorching sun or heavy rain, constant exposure to the sun triggers the excessive formation of free radicals which are damaging not only to the skin, but our body.
Living a healthy lifestyle in recent years seems to be going extremely popular among the youths. And with today’s technology that easily gets things revealed – almost instantly – it hides no secret to even know how our foods are being processed. You might want to stop drinking the big chunk of mineral water in your office and stop eating your favourite seafood if you ever watch how those things are done. Thus, it makes absolute sense for many people today to attach paramount importance in building a healthy lifestyle by looking out a healthier options of foods while attending their Zumba and yoga class right after work.
And Manuka honey is something that you should never miss out for a better and a healthier you.