Feeling the sniffles, sneezing and itchy eyes? Yup, it's that time of year for spring allergies. As someone who has suffered greatly from allergies (and took allergy shots for 5 straight years!), I know how annoying it can be. Days can often feel foggy and groggy. That constant tickle in the nose and throat can make someone go crazy!
Good news allergy sufferers, raw local honey has been shown to help alleviate many seasonal allergy symptoms.
Raw honey is different from the cute little honey bears in the grocery store. Raw honey hasn't been pasteurized, heated or processed in any way, so it retains all of the essential nutrients. Regular store bought honey has been highly processed and heated, so you are essentially consuming refined sugar, with none of the nutritional benefits of raw honey. Raw honey is full of minerals and vitamins and is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Honey helps boost the immune system, aid in digestion, soothes sore throats, alleviate allergies and so much more.
Local raw honey contains pollen that is specific to your geographical area. The pollen gradually gets introduced into your body and will slowly develop a tolerance to seasonal allergies. It is actually best to start consuming local raw honey a few months prior to allergy season kicking in. Although spring is already here, it's not too late to start consuming local raw honey. Add it to tea, yogurt or oatmeal!
Sorry honey bear, but you've been replaced with a more nutritious and beneficial local raw honey in my house!