Mānuka honey for winter wellness 2022
Using Manuka Honey for the cold & Flu Season
Look after your health naturally with manuka honey and other simple tips to improve your wellbeing this winter.
When it comes to the winter months your well-beeing is important (sorry we could miss the opportunity). In short, the decrease in humidity and more time spent in close proximity with others means viruses are more common. Not only that but the weather and short days can have a huge impact on our energy levels.
You’ve heard the saying ‘look after yourself from the inside out many times by now, that couldn’t be truer especially in the winter months. We hate risking sounding like your mother, but being proactive with your wellbeing is always better than reactive measures.
Ahh, sleep, now we really sound like your mother. You can take all the immunity-boosting products in the world but it won't be much use without enough sleep.
Did you know that, unlike us humans, bees are not affected by circadian changes like daylight saving? Bees work and sleep to the beat of their own drums! They work and sleep at different times with no apparent 24-hour pattern. Which means their hives are busy all the time.
But for us, humans sleep and the immune system have a two-way relationship. Studies indicate that lack of sleep both short and long term can make you sick. Sleeping allows your body to focus its energy on other things like your immunity, getting enough sleep helps your body fight infections and rejuvenate.
So don’t underestimate the great healing and immunity-boosting effects of full night sleeps!
Winter cough remedy with mānuka honey:
There are so many easy steps we can take to help look after our immune system and help it to fight viruses such as the common cold. But, sometimes sickness just happens, even after all the efforts, we take to look after ourselves.
If you find yourself with a cough, cold or even an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI’s) and got yourself thinking ‘I took being healthy for guaranteed, i’ll never do that again!’ we do have a natural treatment that may be able to help!
A recent 2020 Study by Oxford researchers recommends honey, specifically Mānuka as a genuine treatment for colds, coughs and URTI’s. Find out more about these studies here: Honey as a Cough Remedy.
So if you find yourself with an itchy, tickly throat, help ease it with a soothing manuka honey.
Sometimes when it’s cold outside all you crave is hot fatty food to warm the soul. But while this is all well and good in moderation, of course, supporting your immunity during the flu season should be at the top of your list.
There are many ways to get tasty but nutritious meals into your day this winter. Soups are one of our top picks because you can make it in advantage a pack it full of vegetables!
Not only can eating immunity-boosting vegetables such as red bell peppers, broccoli, garlic, ginger, spinach, turmeric help to boost your immunity they also give your sustainable energy. We don’t know about you but when the weather is grey we can use all the extra energy we can get!
Keep active and get outdoors
Did you know that active people are less likely to get the flu? It’s believed that physical activity may help flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways and in turn, may reduce your chances of getting a cold or flu this season.
Do we really need to get into the benefits of getting outdoors - they are endless!
Winter immunity booster with mānuka honey:
Here are a few of the benefits our customers have experienced from using our UMF Mānuka honey:
- Supported digestive and gut health
- Natural energy boost
- Support immunity