NAVITAS GIVEAWAY WINNER
Last week I had a Navitas product giveaway and the lucky winner was…
Congrats Simi! Email your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you the goodies!
HONEY WORLD REVIEW
I recently had the privilege of trying some manuka honey and bee pollen from Honey World. Both are known for their impressive health benefits.
The bee pollen is made up of little yellow grains that I added to my oatmeal in the mornings. It can also be sprinkled on cereal, yogurt, mashed potatoes, almond butter or honey toast. Bee pollen is known for its energy boosting and stress fighting properties. It also lowers blood pressure and helps with skin conditions.
Bee pollen contains all essential amino acids – it is a complete protein. It also contains Vitamins A, Bs, C, D, E, K, and Rutin. It has 28 of the trace minerals our body needs for good health, as well as the enzymes and co-enzymes necessary for its digestion. It is also only 90 calories per ounce.
Dr. Joseph Mercola writes:
Pollen is considered an energy and nutritive tonic in Chinese medicine. Cultures throughout the world use it in a surprising number of applications: for improving endurance and vitality, extending longevity, aiding recovery from chronic illness, adding weight during convalescence, reducing cravings and addictions, regulation of the intestines, building new blood, preventing infectious diseases such as the cold and flu (it has antibiotic type properties), and helping overcome retardation and other developmental problems in children. It is thought to protect against radiation and to have anti-cancer qualities.
The manuka honey comes all the way from New Zealand and is known for its anti-bacterial properties. It is used to improve energy levels, as well as in cold, flu, and sore throat treatments. Of course, it tastes great. But it can also be used topically to treat conditions like athletes foot, insect bites, rashes, pressure sores, and chronic wounds.
Here are two common uses:
1. For sore throats and colds.
When you feel you are coming down with a cold and start getting a sore throat, take 1 teaspoon of manuka honey and let it slowly melt in your mouth and slip down your throat. Do not drink liquids right afterwards. Do this 2-4 times/day, for as long as you have to.
2. For acne.
Wash your face with warm water. Tie back your hair and apply a thin layer of manuka honey all over your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
As a runner, I’ve found the honey to be a great simple carb/sugar source for energy before a run, or refueling after a long run. And if I ever get an injury on my foot due to barefoot running, I could also use it as a salve. In combination with the consumption of the bee pollen, which improves endurance and helps build new blood, I feel like my bases are covered. I’d recommend both of these as natural, runner-friendly foods.
Many thanks to Honey World for providing these great products.