How Can Honey Support a Healthy Lifestyle?

How Can Honey Support a Healthy Lifestyle?

Today, so many of us are actively pursuing a healthy life. We exercise, be that running, going to the gym or fitting in a quick High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) session before work, and we make dietary choices that reflect our beliefs and health ambitions.

If you’re like us, then you’ll also embrace stress busting activities such as practicing mindfulness and aiming for the recommended seven to eight hours sleep per night. 

Sometimes, living a healthy lifestyle can feel like sweet treats are completely off limits. But that isn’t necessarily true! Eating decadently sweet honey has multiple health benefits and it can fit seamlessly into your active and healthy lifestyle.

Not All Honey is Created Equal 

Be aware though, that some honey has far more health benefits than others. Active healing honey, such as our honey here at Necta & Hive has considerably more health benefits than the bottles of squeezy honey you might buy in the supermarket. 

Active healing honey is measured for its ‘Total Activity’ or TA. Necta & Hive Red Gum 30+ TA with honeycomb has one of the highest TA ratings on the market. This means that it’s considered a super honey, that has natural antifungal, antibacterial and anti-yeast properties. 

Healthy Lifestyle Benefits of Active Honey 

Eating active honey on a daily basis can support your healthy lifestyle. As well as having natural antimicrobial properties, it’s also an antioxidant powerhouse. Honey contains antioxidants called flavonoids that help to support a healthy immune system

Having a heathy immune system means that you’re less likely to fall foul to coughs, colds and other energy sapping infections.

Not only that, evidence suggests that honey is an effective workout carbohydrate. Active healing honey has a lower Glycaemic Index, or GI, than white sugar. This means that eating honey causes your blood sugar levels to increase less quickly and then drop more slowly than eating white sugar. 

Consuming honey before, during or after a workout can keep blood sugar levels more stable than consuming other types of sugar, meaning that you could be working out for longer or at a higher intensity.

What could be better for a healthy lifestyle, than a better supported immune system and the ability to work out more efficiently? What’s more, Necta & Hive Red Gum 10+ TA and Jarrah honey taste amazing! 

Adding Active Healing Honey to Your Diet

Usually, when we think of sweet foods, we think of cakes, biscuits and chocolates. These are all laden with processed white sugar, not to mention saturated fat and dairy milk. 

Our high TA honey adds a healthier, more natural sweetness to smoothies, with less chance of a sugar crash. Just add a teaspoon to your favourite smoothie mix before blending. If you love herbal teas, you’re in luck too. Swirl a teaspoon through your mint tea, fruit tea or night time camomile tea and notice how it adds a different dynamic to herbal infusions.

Our honey is also delicious completely on its own. Try a teaspoonful taken direct from the jar, or try a slice of our Necta & Hive Red Gum 30+ TA Honeycomb for a deliciously sticky, waxy experience!