What does "raw" mean?
Raw honey comes straight from the beehive. It is unheated and unpasteurized, meaning it contains all of the original vitamins and nutrients and enzymes nature intended. Furthermore, there are no additives such as high-fructose corn syrup or preservatives. Raw honey naturally has an indefinite shelf life, meaning it will never go bad when properly stored. Lastly, raw honey is an excellent remedy for seasonal allergies, particularly if bought or made locally, as it contains small doses of many of the local flora allergens; eating honey with these allergens helps your body build immunity to the allergen. Another natural and effective anti-allergy remedy is raw pollen.
Where can I purchase your raw honey?
In northern Alberta find us:
1) Paradis Valley Honey Farm Gate
NE-34-77-24-W5, Watino, AB
2) Lil Deb’s Tea House and Holistic Health
Main Street Donnelly, AB
In B.C. find us:
1) Hybrid Athletics
5197A 216th St, Langley, BC
2) MacInnes Farms
25012 72 Ave, Langley, BC
Lastly, you can now shop our products right here online! Click below to be taken to the online shop where you can browse our products.
Health Benefits of Raw Honey
Low Glycemic Index
Raw honey has a glycemic index of 30, low compared to other sweeteners such as glucose (96) and sucrose (64). Foods that are lower on the glycemic index are not as likely to cause spikes in bloog sugar levels, and will leave you feeling fuller and more satisfied for longer.
Rich in Antioxidants
Like berries, vegetables, and many other plant-based foods (even chocolate and wine!), raw honey is rich in antioxidants. These little miracle substances are believed to fight off free radicals in our bodies, which can help prevent heart disease, cancers, and other illnesses.
Anitbacterial & Antifungal
Raw honey is an effective and natural way to prevent infection in open cuts, wounds, and burns due to its antibacterial properties. Likewise, honey can be used to balance candida levels in the body, as it is antifungal. Just be sure you are purchasing raw honey, as the pasteurization process tends to eliminate these properties.
Not just an old wives tale, raw honey is great for soothing sore throats, coughs, and even fevers (particularly mixed with a bit of lemon juice, or in some hot tea). Along with its antibacterial and antifungal properties, honey has a soothing consistency and yummy taste.