Last updated on March 10th, 2023 at 11:54 am
If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation where you’re eating honeycomb and wondering, is this actually doing me any good?
I’m here to tell you that it’s both delicious and good for you. Not only are the tiny hexagonal cells full of delicious golden goodness, but they also have serious health benefits.
Due to its raw untreated nature honeycomb is always a winner in our eyes, find out more about how some honey may not be as great as you think in our expose real honey vs fake honey.
Here are just a few reasons why honeycomb is a natural wonder!
Honeycomb has a lot of texture and flavour
If you’re a fan of crunchy snacks, honeycomb is one to look out for. It’s got a great texture and flavour, the honeycomb itself has a satisfying crunch, while the golden syrup inside is sweet and rich.
If that wasn’t reason enough to try it out, it’s also an excellent source of protein (about 1g per serving) and fibre (0.1g). Plus, unlike other sugary snacks that can cause tooth decay or weight gain over time, honeycomb contains natural sugars that are much healthier (even though you still shouldn’t consume them in vast amounts).
You can eat it on its own or use it as an ingredient in recipes
Honeycomb is a fantastic addition to your culinary masterpieces and is a perfect alternative to artificial sweeteners. If you want to add honeycomb to your salad or other dishes, try these ideas:
- Add a few pieces of honeycomb and sliced strawberries to a spinach salad.
- Toss cubed mango and pineapple with chopped pecans and drizzle with honey before topping with crushed ice. Top with some pieces of honeycomb for crunch.
- Chop up a banana into small chunks and place it in the bottom of the blender with a small chunk of honeycomb; add coconut milk (or any milk), then frozen fruit in whatever combination you like—I like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries…whatever’s good! Give it a good old whizz and yop off with some whipped cream if desired, absolute heaven!
If you like smoothies or milkshakes as much as I do (and who doesn’t?), try adding some fresh organic raw local honeycomb from your local store into any of your creations for a lovely sweet touch.
Honeycomb can help settle your stomach
Honeycomb can also help you settle your stomach. It’s a good source of fibre, which helps to slow down the digestion process and keep your blood sugar levels stable. The antioxidants in honeycomb help reduce inflammation and protect cells from damage, which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases like cancer or heart disease.
Many people find that eating honeycomb helps them to feel fuller for longer periods of time, so it can be beneficial for weight loss if you’re trying to lose weight.
Honeycomb is also a good source of calcium, making it an ideal snack for people who don’t get enough calcium through their diet or other sources (e.g., drinking milk).
What other health benefits does honeycomb provide?
It’s high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that may help protect cells from damage by neutralizing free radicals, which can lead to heart disease, cancer and other conditions.
The antioxidants found in honeycomb include phenolic acids and flavonoids both of which have been associated with lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as helping prevent age-related memory loss.
It contains vitamins A & C plus minerals such as selenium & zinc. These nutrients help boost immunity while helping prevent cancer growth cells by damaging their DNA or stopping them from dividing properly.
They’ve also been shown effective against Alzheimer’s disease when taken along with antiviral medications like Zovirax (acyclovir) so that viruses cannot replicate inside infected cells.
Its probiotic properties help digestion
Honeycomb is a probiotic food, which means it contains beneficial bacteria that can help with digestion and immunity. Honeycomb probiotic benefits can include:
-Helping to fight candida and other harmful bacteria in the digestive tract.
-Strengthening your immune system by encouraging healthy gut flora.
-Boosting your energy levels, as well as your overall mood.
Honeycomb probiotics have also been shown to help support weight loss by reducing appetite and improving nutrient absorption.
Since it’s primarily honey, its anti-bacterial properties could help boost immunity
Honey is well-known for its anti-bacterial properties, but did you know that honeycomb contains an even higher concentration of these antibacterial compounds? This means that the consumption of honeycomb can help boost your immune system.
In addition to boosting immunity, honeycomb is also good for digestion. It helps break down food in the stomach and stimulates peristalsis, which is the movement of food through the intestinal tract. This can lead to better nutrient absorption as well as faster elimination of waste materials from your body.
Treating burns with honeycomb
Yes, that’s right, the benefits of honeycomb extend to treating minor burns by placing honeycomb on the burn and wrapping lightly in a bandage or dressing.
Let’s look at how honeycomb helps heal and prevents pain.
- Honeycomb is a natural antiseptic.
- It’s also an analgesic, meaning it reduces pain and swelling.
- When applied topically to wounds, honeycomb can help prevent infection and speed the healing process by keeping bacteria from entering the wound via the air or other outside sources.
- Its anti-inflammatory properties are known to reduce swelling in tissues and joints, making it an excellent choice for those suffering from inflammation around the burn.
This can alleviate discomfort while also limiting the damage caused by burns with the end result being less pain overall!
Honeycomb is without doubt one of nature’s wonder foods. The benefits of honeycomb range from cooking to health and as scientists advance medical research we have no doubt honeycomb will be incorporated into more and more treatments as time passes.