Honey Helps Maintain Gut Health
Gut bacteria can influence whether we get fat, develop colon cancer, suffer allergies and can influence our mental health. A 2017 study by Nural Cokcetin at the University of Technology Sydney has found that just 20 grams of honey consumed daily can significantly boost beneficial gut bacteria.
Gut bacteria or microbiome helps us digest food, make essential vitamins, remove toxins, influence our hormones, immune system and the way our brain works.
Gut bacteria sends signals to the brain that can influence serotonin which is associated with happy feelings.
Honey has complex sugars that feed beneficial gut bacterial and stop the growth of harmful ones. It is this complex sugar and antibacterial activity from chemicals in the nectar, which all honey has, where you can actually get the prebiotic effects.
This prebiotic effect can be obtained from any honey that is beneficial regardless of whether it is Manuka honey or honey branded Prebiotic that you find in supermarkets and health feed stores. This means you don't need to spend a lot of money to obtain the prebiotic qualities.
If you are looking to boost your gut bacteria beneficially and want to support local businesses like Apiaries 8, then look to buy local honey at an affordable price.