The Many Benefits of Nikté Yucatán Raw Honey
Nikté Yucatán doesn’t just taste great; it’s also packed with essential nutrients. The Maya people were consuming honey from Melipona beecheii bees for thousands of years before the Spanish conquests and the subsequent introduction of the European bee — and with good reason. But to enjoy all the medicinal benefits associated with consuming honey, you should consume a variety that’s unfiltered, undiluted and free from additives.
While raw honey is safe for most people over the age of one, it can cause problems for people with diabetes and certain allergies. If you suffer from one of these conditions, speak to your clinician before consuming it.
How to Identify Honey with Medicinal Qualities
The best raw honey can be used to treat viral and fungal conditions. And because it’s packed with antioxidants, it’s also good for the human immune system.
A high-quality honey is taken straight from the honeycomb and strained in order to remove wax, dirt and various forms of debris. In the case of Nikté Yucatán, it is at this point the honey is transferred into a glass jar and shipped to the UK. It doesn’t undergo the pasteurisation process, which gives it a cloudy appearance.
Premium raw honey shouldn’t be confused with the cheaper, pasteurised versions often sold in supermarkets. In order to look attractive on shelves, big brands filter and pasteurise their honey. This gives it a clearer, golden appearance and a runny texture — but strips the honey of beneficial substances such as enzymes, antioxidants and pollen.
The Main Health Benefits of Pure Raw Honey
Nikté Yucatán honey delivers digestive, restorative and general medicinal benefits — and here are a few of the most impressive.
Packed with Antioxidants
Pure, raw honey that hasn’t been stripped of its nutrients by filtering and pasteurisation is packed with antioxidants. These complex compounds enhance the healing process and boost the immune system. Antioxidants also stabilise blood pressure and kill potentially harmful pathogens within human cells.
Teeming with Polyphenols
There are more than 30 polyphenols in pure raw honey. These chemical compounds are the source of antioxidants that protect against cell damage caused by free radicals. Regularly consuming honey in moderation is therefore a simple, natural way of enhancing your general health.
Sadly, a lot of branded honey is subjected to harsh filtration and pasteurisation processes — which kill antioxidants and strip the honey of its medicinal qualities.
Rich in Pollen
A premium raw honey such as Nikté Yucatán still contains all the wonderful pollen deposited by the bees. It is this pollen that gives the honey its many minerals, vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids. As well as promoting general health, these nutrients can also fight inflammation, enhance liver function and prevent cardiovascular ailments such as stroke and heart disease.
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