Each New Year always brings about a slew of resolutions. Typically these include to lose weight, exercise more, catch up with friends, be present, and to eat more healthily, but they usually tend to go by the wayside as our lives get busier throughout the year. What if there was a simple way to at least eat a little healthier, and keep this resolution on track? We’ve stumbled across the Go Healthy Go Manuka Honey products (from New Zealand’s leading Pharmacy Supplement Brand), which can easily be added to toast, into smoothies or milkshakes, or just eaten on its own, for a range of health benefits. Manuka honey has a strong, earthy flavour and a long history of use as an alternative medicine because of its high levels of antioxidant as well as its skin healing properties. It is known as the ‘healing honey’ thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial properties, which has seen it used to treat wounds and bacterial infections for eons, beginning with the Maori communities of New Zealand several centuries ago.
It is important to remember that not all Manuka Honey is created equal – Manuka Honey’s quality is defined by two key characteristics – its Unique Manuka Honey Factor (UMF) and its levels of Methylglyoxal (MGO), both of which are given a number. The higher the UMF number, the greater its medicinal qualities, in particular its antibacterial components, and the higher the MGO number, the stronger the potential medicinal effect. UMF Licence holders must meet standards, which include testing, monitoring and auditing of the quality of honey, so you know it will work. Go Healthy Go Manuka Honey offers a wide range of UMF and MGO to match every need and budget from UMF 5+ to UMF 20+. Go Healthy Go Manuka Honey UMF 5+ (MGO 83+) 250g RRP $29.99 up to Go Heathy Go Manuka Honey UMF 20+ (MGO 829+) 250g RRP $169.99. 500g and 1kg sizes are also available for some variants. Manuka Honey can be eaten by adults and children over 12 months of age – always read the product label before first consumption.
What are your resolutions for the New Year? In addition to eating a little healthier, we are going to try for more kindness, and better life balance. Have a wonderful year everyone.
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