The logic on the basis of which we make a division between foods and superfoods can be applied to honey. It shows that it can also be considered in two categories - honey and manuka honey . Manuka honey is one of the most popular superfoods and for good reason.
Bees collecting nectar from manuka ( Leptospermum Scoparium ) produce the most broad-spectrum antibiotic known to date. This is shown by data from a study by a team from the University of Sydney, Australia. Manuka honey kills more bacteria than broad-spectrum antibiotics, and there is another huge advantage - there is no bacterium that can develop resistance to it.
Scientists have found biologically active substances in manuka honey that cause multisystem damage to the structure and activity of bacteria and kill them before they can adapt and develop resistance. None of the synthetic antibiotics has such a complex bactericidal effect .
Like honey produced from other crops, manuka honey has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting effects. What distinguishes it from other types of honey, however, is the strong antibacterial action . It has shown high efficacy against all types of bacteria against which it has been tested by Australian scientists. Even Staphulococcus aureus bacteria , which are highly resistant to antibiotics and can provoke life-threatening infections, fall victim to its powerful action.
In the season of viral infections and their frequent bacterial complications, manuka honey offers a unique opportunity to boost immunity and natural prevention . The benefits of its consumption are not limited to the antibacterial action, although it is among the most powerful in nature. It is recommended as a preventive and adjunctive treatment for high cholesterol, diabetes, chronic inflammatory conditions, gastrointestinal problems and even cancer.
Manuka honey can be consumed every day , alone or as a means of flavoring food and beverages, because the bactericidal substances in its composition are heat-resistant and non-volatile.