Did you know raw honey has 27 minerals and 22 amino acids? Read on to find out more amazing facts

Honey the health benefits are undeniable learn more from Cassandra Austin of Casstronomy


Raw honey boosts your immunity and your digestive system because it has 27 minerals, 22 amino acids and about 500 live enzymes in one table-spoon. Honey has been used for hundreds and thousands of years and researchers are still discovering more benefits of honey, here are some known benefits 

It’s an excellent natural antiseptic

It’s an antioxidant and has cleansing properties

It can assist in healing ailments from conjunctivitis to athletes foot

It aids tissue healing and  helps reduce inflammation and scarring

In addition, it is often used for treating digestive problems such as diarrhea, indigestion, stomach ulcers and gastroenteritis

It is believed to be very beneficial for eyesight, reducing effects of poisoning, stopping hiccups, treating urinary tract disorders, worm infestations, nausea and vomiting

Its anti-inflammatory actions helps in treating a sore throat


Honey also helps to metabolise fatty acids in the body  If you are trying to lose weight, it’s very beneficial to your diet.  Honey and lemon mixture helps your body to shift the extra fat stores, making it usable energy for regular body functions.


One of the most common natural skin care benefits with honey is related to treatment of minor acne  which could be caused by hormonal change

Honey absorbs impurities from the pores on the skin, making it an ideal cleansing agent, place honey on the face for 20 minutes and rinse of for a good deep cleanse

One tsp of honey mixed with a mug of water washed on your hair after the last rinse would result to shiny and softer hair


Add honey to yoghurt, mix a little fresh orange oil and cinnamon for an excellent addition to your breakfast

Mix honey with soy sauce, garlic and five spice for a fantastic marinade for tofu, thick flesh fish, chicken or pork

Add honey to boiling water, lemon zest and cinnamon quill in a plunger for a beautiful tea

Add some raw honey to natural yoghurt, set with gelatin as a very healthy panacotta, serve with chargrilled fruit

Honey is not to be forgotten in the world of new products some times the old tried and true are over looked

So put the sugar bowl away and reach for the honey jar, another way to love your body more today


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Cassandra Austin

Kitchen Coaching, Nutrition and Selfcare

A Corporate Chef with extra qualifications in< Diet and Nutrition, Food and Wellness, Food Psychology, Kitchen Medicine Vocational education trainer in Commercial Cookery, Dip Hospitality Management  & Business



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