It can be really challenging to constantly follow a healthy diet. However, we have an easy and incredible way to include healthier food in your diet. This super-healthy snack is prepared with two ingredients: turmeric and manuka honey!
The Health Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is one of the most beneficial spices ever known to mankind! Curcumin, the active compound in this golden spice offers powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is particularly beneficial for people suffering from arthritis pain.
Inflammation has been associated with different diseases, such as:
- Heart disease
- Muscle stiffness
- Joint pain, e.g. arthritis
When it comes to treating inflammation, many studies showed that turmeric can provide even better results. A 2009 study examined the anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric and the results showed that curcumin may have potential as a therapeutic agent in diseases such as arthritis, bowel disease, chronic anterior uveitis, pancreatitis, and certain types of cancer.
The Health Benefits of Raw Manuka Honey
People finally became aware of the health benefits manuka honey and they start using this type of honey for therapeutic purposes. Actually, according to a 2011 study, manuka honey has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties and offers preventative and healing properties.
When the [enzymatic] hydrogen peroxide activity is blocked, manuka honey shows significant antibacterial properties. Its mechanism may be associated with the low pH level of honey and its high sugar content that is sufficient to stop the growth of microbes.
Other Benefits of Raw Manuka Honey:
- Reduces systemic inflammation
- Treats diabetes
- Reduces high cholesterol
- Treats gastrointestinal problems
- Prevents and treats cancer
- Improves sore throat and immunity
- Treats eye, ear and sinus infections
- Fights staph infections
- Treats burn, wounds, and ulcers.
2-Ingredient Raw Manuka Honey and Turmeric Bombs
- 1/3 cup ground turmeric
- 3 tablespoons raw manuka honey
- Baking sheet and parchment paper (or baking mat)
- Small mixing bowl
In a bowl, mix the ingredients until you get a mixture with a consistency similar to peanut butter. With a tablespoon, roll the mixture into bite-sized pieces.
Then, you should put each raw manuka honey and turmeric bomb on the baking sheet. Freeze the bombs for 2 hours then take them out and transfer into a container. Enjoy!
Source: Best Healthy Guide