Why Honey is a healthy addition to your Tea?

        Honey has always been an excellent part of a healthy life.  And has been has used in healing agent in nearly every culture in the world, with a combination of antibacterial, antiseptic, antioxidants and antibiotic properties.

     Honey is a food that is complex and has a broad range of beneficial components. With a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.  Best of all its good gut flora adding Probiotics - Bifdobacteria and Lactobacillus.

     Its a beautiful spring here in Minnesota, and my allergies are having a "hay" day.  Immediately I began chopping up garlic to a tablespoon and filling it with local honey to eat every morning! (Yep a spoonful of honey makes the medicine go down:)  Honey contains pollen from the flowers, so buying local honey brings the best gut flora to increase the immune system.  The garlic powers the antibiotic properties.

The antibacterial action of honey is due to a small amount of hydrogen peroxide that makes it effective in killing a wide variety of bacteria and viruses- both internally and externally.  And is widely known for suppressing coughs and even in coughs due to upper respiratory system tract infections.  

A spoonful of honey also brings some digestive remedy to upset stomachs especially with the ginger in our Chai teas.  Double comfort!

Can you begin to see the benefits of adding honey to your daily tea?  Honey combined with your favorite tea can give you the healthy boost needed.  Plus a sweet, low calorie way to make a special cup of love!

Note: do not give honey to infants under 1 years of age.  Some information used  in this blog was found in an article written by Deborah Savran a naturopathic medicine provider in MPLS.

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