Experts agree that too much processed, or refined, white sugar in the diet is one of the leading causes of health problems in both children and adults.
How is it possible to cut down refined sugar from your diet while still making eating an enjoyable experience? The answer is simple: raw organic honey.
Raw organic honey keeps all of the beneficial properties of honey.
Scientific research has proven that the inherent antimicrobial properties in raw organic honey hinder the growth of dangerous microbes, germs and bacteria that lead to many diseases.
Supermarket honey undergoes high temperature pasteurisation in order to create a smooth clear runny texture and delay crystallisation.
This heat treatment destroys anything of benefit in honey and effectively renders honey as useless as sugar mixed in water.
The heat treatment in commercially-produced honey also destroys any beneficial enzymes that give the honey its tremendous health properties.
Our raw organic honeys are delicious enough to be eaten on their own by the spoonful, but here are still six ways to incorporate this natural sweetener into your diet in place of refined sugar:
1. Tea or Coffee
Replace your usual spoonful of sugar with our toasted marshmallow tasting Raw Organic White Velvet Mesquite Honey from Mexico or our butterscotch tasting Raw Organic Rivera Gum Honey from Uruguay Your very own natural hot drink sweetener. (Note: this use of raw organic honey is for flavour, not for medicinal benefits, as the living nutrients of raw honey are destroyed beyond 37C.)
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Make your own no bake granola and use our butterscotch flavoured Raw Organic Rivera Gum Honey from Uruguay to give it a heavenly taste as Ottilie has done here.
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Whether you need a comfort drink or are feeling under the weather, stir a spoonful of our vibrant Raw Organic Rainforest Honey from Brazil into a warm glass of milk. Jungle honey in warm milk.
4. Salad Dressings
Steer clear of supermarket dressings that are full of sugar. Make your own with a pineapple-flavoured kick of creamy Raw Organic Golden Pilosa Honey from Mexico.
5. Sweet Chilli Sauce
Check the ingredients of the bottle in your cupboard, it is more than 70% sugar! Make your own with the vibrant kick of our Raw Organic Red Gumbo Limbo Honey from Mexico.
Want a sweet fix but with less calories? Swirl a large tablespoon of our maple syrup flavoured thick black Raw Organic Pacific Avocado Honey from Mexico into some thick Greek yogurt. Sprinkle with fruit and there's nothing more to say…
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