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The Health Benefits of Fresh Summer Honey

Honey is a popular addition to many diets, but it’s been shown to have certain effects beyond the culinary. Many might not know that, while it’s not only delicious, fresh honey can be used by many as a treatment for allergies and for its antibacterial properties. In fact, people have been using honey for these very purposes since the ancient times. So, if you’re not taking full advantage of the nutritional and medicinal properties of honey, it’s time to begin doing so because honey is a remarkable healing agent for all sorts of ailments.

Honey Helps with Allergy Relief

Fresh honey contains many anti-inflammatory properties, so therefore, it is able to help reduce allergy symptoms. It acts as a natural vaccine as it contains traces of little amounts of pollen. Once your body gets a small taste of fresh honeys pollen, it will produce antibodies that will take care of that pollen, which means that your body will build up a defense against that allergy, over time. Think of it as your immune system going into attack mode, as it’s just a little bit of pollen, your immune system successfully attacks and kills it, building up immunity to it at the same time. It’s a good idea to start taking honey a few months before allergy season hits, so your body can build up the immunity.

Fresh Honey for a Better Night’s Sleep

Especially during the summer months, many may find it difficult to sleep during the heat or being periodically woken up by the humidity, so before you go shopping for sleeping aids why not go for a more natural, less harmful remedy. Fresh honey may be your best option, as the sweetness of honey causes your insulin levels to rise, which in turn releases the neurotransmitter serotonin, therefore, allowing the body to convert serotonin to melatonin, a chemical that helps your body sleep.

Live a Healthy Lifestyle with Hearn Kirkwood

Hearn Kirkwood is a private Food Service Distributor that specializes in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and fresh seafood in the Baltimore, Washington, and Virginia area. We have been servicing our valued customers for over 70 years, and we are dedicated to providing all of our customers with the freshest and tastiest products available at competitive prices (and delivered with unparalleled customer service). For more information, give us a call (410) 712-6000 or visit us online.