Manuka Honey Open Hive

The incredible benefits of Manuka honey

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Honey has been used for millennia for it’s sweetness as well as it’s medicinal properties. However, there’s one very particular kind of honey that eclipses all others. Manuka honey is said to be a form of medicine It only comes from one country in the world,  thanks to the Manuka bush which is native to New Zealand. But be warned, …

Healthy Sweetener in Bowl and Spoon with Violet Flowers

The healthy sweetener

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We all know by now (surely??) that sugar is detrimental to health and can lead to weight gain, diabetes and god knows what else. To circumnavigate this unfortunate fact, who hasn’t tried out alternative sweeteners convinced that they’re much better for our health?  Maple syrup anyone? Or how about honey, dates, coconut nectar, fructose or maybe agave syrup? But are …

Ginger, Lemon and Honey

The wonders of ginger

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As fate would have it, in the week leading up to posting this, I’ve been drinking ginger with hot water and Manuka honey, morning, noon and night. I think I’ve had more ginger in the last week than in my entire life. A combination of a very niggly cough and performing in the theatre means that my very life is …