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How can Manuka honey be beneficial for you during fasting?

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

Fasting has been practiced for centuries for religious, medical, and therapeutic purposes. It is a period of voluntary abstinence from food and, in some cases, water. While fasting can be beneficial for the body, it can also lead to various side effects, such as headaches, low energy levels, and hunger pangs. To combat these effects, people turn to Manuka honey as it is known for its ability to boost energy and provide essential nutrients.


Manuka honey is one of the most unique and beneficial types of honey in the world today. It is native to New Zealand and is made by bees that feed on the flowers of the Manuka tree. Unlike regular honey, Manuka honey contains methylglyoxal (MGO) that gives its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes Manuka honey a valuable addition to fasting.

Boost your energy

Boost your energy


One of the most notable benefits of Manuka honey during fasting is its ability to boost energy levels. Fasting can quickly deplete the body's energy reserves, leading to tiredness and weakness. Manuka honey is a natural source of carbohydrates, which can help to provide the body with a quick boost of energy during periods of fasting. It also contains trace amounts of vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, iron, and zinc, which can help to support overall health. For this purpose, you can opt for our Manuka honey MGO 250+ (MF 10+), by take 1 tea spoon upon breaking the fast period and/ or prior to starting, based on your fasting schedule.Our Manuka honey MGO 250+, is exclusievely available in 500 gr jars to enjoy for longer time.


Your ally for better digestion


Another benefit of Manuka honey during fasting is helping to reduce hunger pangs during fasting. As it is a highly nutritious food, it can help to stave off hunger and prevent binge eating when breaking a fast. Manuka honey also contains enzymes that aid digestion, thereby reducing the risk of bloating or indigestion that can occur after eating.


Moreover, manuka honey can help to support gut health during fasting. The gut microbiome plays a crucial role in our overall health, and fasting can cause changes in the microbiome. Studies have shown that manuka honey can help to increase the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, leading to improved gut health. Additionally, manuka honey's antibacterial properties can help to reduce the growth of harmful bacteria, such as H. pylori, which is responsible for stomach ulcers. A higher MGO grade is recommended for persons with stomach or guts issue, such as Totika Manuka honey MGO 650+ or MGO 850+, as higher Methyglyoxal concentration showed to have higher healing properties.


Best support for your immune system


Finally, manuka honey can help to support immune function during fasting. Fasting has been shown to have a positive effect on the immune system, leading to an increase in immune cell production. Manuka honey can help to protect the body against harmful bacteria and viruses, supporting the immune system and preventing infections from taking hold. For this purpose, it's recommended to choose Manuka honey grade based on the immune system needs, with a MGO rating of at least 250+ (or MF rating of at least 10+), for optimal results.

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