Is there any truth about people with good immunity being able to avoid infection? If that’s true, is there any food that can lead us to such immunity? The story of our organism’s ability to defend itself from everyday “assailants” is much more complicated, but the strengthening of immunity does not have to be!
Strong immunity is the backbone of our entire health. Whether it is the defence against viral and other infections, the onset of the allergy season or protection against numerous chronic diseases, the well-“supplied” immune system is a unique shield against the disease.
It is clear that with proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle we lay the foundations of strong immunity, but we often need additional help. If our immunity is violated for any reason, or we simply want to support it, it is wise to reach for bee products, especially honey, but also propolis and royal jelly, which are well known among the people as immunostimulators.
Honey bee products are friends with strong immunity
This rooted belief is not only owed to the long tradition of using honey and other bee products for medicinal purposes, but also to a series of scientific research that confirms their benefits.
Among these things, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial effects are prescribed, which is very important for the prevention of infections especially respiratory, but if it does occur, it is a well-known folk medicine for cough relief, honey dissolved in teas. Beside therapeutic purposes, honey can serve as a nutritionally rich source of sweet flavours ideal for the preparation of healthy sweets.
Royal jelly is characteristic for its diverse composition, thanks to which it has a beneficial effect on our health. In particular, many vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, phospholipides that build membranes, inositols involved in insulin Regulation are highlighted. The specificity is that it contains 10-hydroxy-2-decene acid (10-HDA) – unsaturated fatty acid which has not yet been found elsewhere in nature, and which is attributed the property of strengthening our immunity.
On the other hand, propolis is rich in amino acids, vitamins and antioxidants and has a valued place in folk medicine which recommends the preventive use of propolis in order to strengthen immunity and against various infections, but also to alleviate the problems already incurred.
The benefits of Green Honey
The synergy of these valuable bee products is provided by Green honey which contains royal jelly and baby propoplis, which is why it can be used by children over one year old. However, special plus green honey are additional ingredients that potentiate its beneficial effects.
Green honey thus contains very valuable supplements: broccoli and leaves of young wheat. Both foods are a rich source of chlorophyll, a pigment which is also responsible for their rich green colour, and thus the color of Green Honey. However, the colour is not the only benefit, chlorophyll has a strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect.
Broccoli is also rich in immunostimulating vitamin C and various phytochemicals, the most of which are glucosinolates, estrogen level regulators, sex hormones. Besides the broccoli, the nutritional value of Green Honey is also contributed by young wheat, a rich source of a wide range of vitamins, minerals and enzymes.
Green honey also contains iron
When we talk about strong immunity, the interesting thing is that Green honey also provides iron. Iron is normally involved in fighting the immune system against pathogenic bacteria and ensures oxygen transfer to target organs and tissues. His lack is common in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, but also in inflammatory bowel diseases and other digestive conditions, so in today’s challenging lifestyle, it is extremely important to ensure adequate intake of this mineral, preferably with vitamin C.
On the example of the composition and work of Green Honey, we can see that sometimes, in order to reduce problems and improve health, it is sufficient to seek help among the gifts of nature.
Petra Tonkovic, mag. nutr.