Antibiotics are a multi-billion dollar industry and are one of the most common prescriptions for illness and infection. But, as of recently, it’s now becoming apparent that they are actually causing more harm than good.
|You might as well put honey in your medicine cabinet.|
Over 2 million people each year contract antibiotic-resistant infections, reported a 2013 study by the CDC. Roughly 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of antibiotic-resistant infections.
The Mayo Clinic states that these 8 most common viral infections gain no benefit from the use of antibiotics:
- Flu (influenza)
- Sinus infections
- Ear infections
- Sore throats
- Stomach flu
Raw honey is pure; unprocessed, unheated and unpasteurized. Because of this, all of the natural enzymes, phytonutrients, vitamins and nutritional elements are preserved.
Here are 2 reasons why raw honey is better than antibiotics…
1. Honey attacks bacteria
The sugar concentration found in honey produces an osmosis effect that sucks water out of bacteria cells. This causes them to become dehydrated and eventually die, decreasing the risk of developing resistant bacteria.
Honey fights an infection on multiple levels by using its series of weapons: osmotic effects, hydrogen peroxide and polyphenols.
2. Honey breaks down bacteria communication
Biofilms, the communities in which bacteria harbor diseases, are prevented from forming. Honey breaks up the communication process, known as quorum sensing.
By doing this, the bacteria are not able to release toxins and further cause disease.
To get more raw honey in your life, add it to your smoothies, sauces, or even desserts. Try this beverage that comprises of honey.
Raw Honey & Chocolate Smoothie
- 1 cup raw almond milk
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 1 frozen banana, sliced
- ½ avocado, pitted, chopped
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- Put all ingredients in blender and mix on high until smooth. Enjoy!
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