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Can I take Manuka Honey with Diabetes?

What is Diabetes Diabetes as you know, is all about an imbalance of sugars within the body, more often that not, it results in high blood glucose levels (blood sugar) and your body is not able to use insulin to break down the glucose in your food.  Some of the main symptoms of Diabetes are feeling very thirsty, peeing more than usual (particularly at night), feeling very tired, weight loss, slow wound healing and blurred vision.  If you experience any of these symptoms, visit your GP as soon as possible. Manuka Honey and Health Diabetes as you know, is all about an imbalance of sugars within the body, more often that not, it results in high blood glucose levels (blood sugar) and your body is not able to use insulin to break down the glucose in your food.  Some of the main symptoms of Diabetes are feeling very thirsty, peeing…

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Apple Cider Vinegar and Weight Loss

Is it a myth or a fact that Apple Cider Vinegar helps promote weight loss? It’s a fact, for a variety of reasons. To begin with, Apple Cider Vinegar is a fatty acid that your body transforms into acetate and hydrogen which helps you to digest your food more efficiently There are a few areas in which Apple Cider Vinegar can help with weight loss, which include: Lowering your Blood Sugar Level – keeping the metabolism running to its optimum Increasing your Metabolism – getting your body to burn calories quicker Burning Fat by encouraging your body to dissolve fat and dispose of it What’s more, Apple Cider Vinegar generally creates a sense of fullness in the stomach & digestion system which helps to suppress your appetite and decrease calorie intake. A win-win According to Johnston and Buller’s (2005) study on glycemia, they identified that people who had apple cider…

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MGO Rating – The Meaning of It and Its Background in Science

What is MGO? The term MGO refers to a compound that is naturally found in honey.  MGO’s full name is Methylglyoxal and it is widely known in the honey industry as it signifies an active “element” of the honey that can change over time and with temperature variations. Any such changes can only be determined with a scientific test to measure the activity ratings at the time of testing, so you wouldn’t notice any taste differences in honey. MGO Manuka Honey MGO Manuka Honey is heated in its processing (over the temperature of an active bee hive), which means the honey is not raw honey and as a result there is some loss of the natural enzymes and amino acids.  But, it’s still Manuka Honey, even if its not as potent as Raw Manuka Honey. In Europe, the most widely known rating systems is MGO or the Methylglyoxal concentration of…

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What is Manuka Honey and how does it actually Benefit me?

The origin of Manuka Honey is hinted by its name, it is made from the nectar of the Manuka Bushes native to New Zealand. The delicate white Manuka flowers blossom throughout the summer in New Zealand, which is between late January and early March while we are all suffering from the cold in the Northern Hemisphere. Manuka is the only bush that flowers around that time in the wild forests of New Zealand, so the bees bring back a good concentration of manuka pollen to the hive, to make their honey. Manuka Honey is well-known for its antiviral, antibacterial and antioxidant benefits and has been used by generations of the indigenous Maori population as part of their own “traditional” remedies. Some Interesting Scientific Facts on Manuka Honey Wound Healing Manuka Honey has been approved by the UK NHS in the treatment of difficult wound & sores.  It has also been…

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What is RAW Honey?

Do you know what RAW Honey is?  It’s not as simple as you would think.  Unbelievably, the UK Government and the EU commission, do not have an official classification for RAW honey, but the rest of the world does.  RAW honey in the rest of the world, is classified as honey that has been minimally processed with with very little heat – with no temperatures rising above the working temperature of a beehive (between 42-45 degrees) and is unpasteurised.  RAW honey is allowed to be processed but not extensively, so removing impurities like pieces of honeycomb and bees is absolutely fine, but heating it and spinning it excessively to cream it, can damage the delicate enzymes within the honey. So how do you know if your honey is RAW? Check the label.  All products sold in the UK and Europe should adhere to strict EU labelling guidelines, these include if…

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