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麦卢卡蜂蜜的前5个健康益处

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What's special about manuka honey, what does 'UMF' mean, and are the health claims about this expensive ingredient really true? Registered Nutritionist, Nicola Shubrook takes a closer look.

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What is manuka honey?

麦卢卡蜂蜜是新西兰的本地,是由蜜蜂生产的深色蜂蜜,它为麦卢卡灌木丛的花朵授粉。麦卢卡蜂蜜含有活性化合物,具有天然的抗菌特性 - 正是这种化合物将其与普通蜂蜜区分开来。

When purchasing manuka honey you should look for the UMFTM mark on the label. This stands for独特的麦卢卡因素它是授予新西兰的真正麦卢卡蜂蜜的有执照的养蜂人,生产者和出口商的优质商标。

一个s well as carrying UMFTM trademark, you’ll also see a number such as 10+ or 25+, this represents the level of unique signature compounds, methylglyoxal (MG) and dihydroxyacetone (DHA) present in that specific honey, it’s this that gives the honey its purity and quality. The higher the number, the greater the MG and DHA content, and therefore the purer and more potent the honey is considered to be.

发现我们的完整范围health benefit guides并查看我们的一些最好的蜂蜜食谱。Manuka honey is heat tolerant so it can be used in recipes such as ourhoney-roasted swede with chilli & cumin,或在我们的调味料中使用flaked salmon salad with honey dressing

UMF商标是什么?

UMF stands for独特的麦卢卡因素它是授予注册许可的养蜂人,生产者和真正的麦卢卡蜂蜜出口商的优质商标。

以及寻找UMF标签上任何男人uka honey product, you’ll also see a number such as 10+ or 25+, representing the level of unique signature compounds, methylglyoxal (MG) and dihydroxyacetone (DHA) present in that specific honey – this is what gives the honey its purity and quality. The higher the number, the greater the MG and DHA content, and therefore the more pure and potent the honey is considered to be.

麦卢卡蜂蜜的营养益处

一茶匙麦卢卡蜂蜜提供:

  • 33 kcal / 137 kJ
  • 8.4g carbohydrates
  • 8.2克糖

蜂蜜,包括麦卢卡蜂蜜,被认为是“免费”糖,我们应该希望在饮食中最小化的类型。

麦卢卡蜂蜜的前5个健康益处

1. Supports wound-healing

Manuka honey is probably most renowned for its wound-healing properties. When applied directly to a wound, it may improve the healing process and decrease pain – so much so that the US Food and Drug Administration approved it as anoption for wound treatment in 2015

Being collectively antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, studies have shown manuka honey to offer wound-healing support fortissue regeneration,,,,浅表部分厚度燃烧,,,,diabetic ulcersand眼睑伤口,例如,手术后。

2.支持肠道健康

Manuka honey acts as a益生元,,,,being a source of non-digestible carbohydrates known as oligosaccharides. We can’t digest these carbs but the bacteria in our guts can. Using the oligosaccharides as fuel helps levels of ‘good’ bacteria in our digestive system, including bifidobacteria and lactobacilli, thrive.

研究表明,麦卢卡蜂蜜有可能通过提供抗炎作用并有可能帮助管理感染,例如幽门螺杆菌,可能导致溃疡和胃酸反流。还有一些证据表明,麦卢卡蜂蜜可能有助于治疗其他肠道感染,包括细菌菌株的感染,例如clostridium difficile

3.可以提供抗病毒特性

一个2014年研究of manuka honey found that in a laboratory, it efficiently inhibited influenza viruses, and another study found it had significant in activityagainst shingles。However, more research, including human trials, are needed in this area before any firm conclusions may be drawn.

4. Soothes a sore throat

蜂蜜和柠檬是一种寒冷的古老疗法,研究支持这一主张。一个2010年的研究发现蜂蜜在减轻儿童的咳嗽方面比非处方药抑制剂更有效。随后是美国国家卫生与护理研究所(National Sealth and Care Care Excellence)2018年的新准则(英格兰尼斯和公共卫生(PHE)作为一线治疗减少短期咳嗽的症状。在最近的SARS COV-2(COVID-19)爆发之后studyis currently looking at the efficacy of natural honey in the treatment of patients infected with Covid-19.

5. May be a useful for antibiotic resistant infections

一个2020研究investigating the application of medical grade honey as an approach to treating multidrug-resistant infections suggests it should be considered as an alternative therapy.

麦卢卡蜂蜜的健康部分是什么?

每天最多两茶匙(15克)是麦卢卡蜂蜜的良好尺寸,因为它具有许多令人印象深刻的健康益处,但糖仍然很高。

如果您将麦卢卡蜂蜜作为均衡饮食的一部分,请尝试淋上毛毛雨porridge,,,,overnight oatsor natural yogurt.

如何购买最佳麦卢卡蜂蜜

首先,检查它是否来自新西兰,并带有UMF邮票和商标。

标签还应携带UMF等级,例如10+或25+。数量越高,在营养益处方面越好 - 但产品的昂贵。

麦卢卡蜂蜜对每个人都安全吗?

对于大多数成年人来说,蜂蜜是安全的,但是,如果您对蜂蜜或蜜蜂过敏,则必须避免这种蜂蜜。

Those with diabetes also need to be careful around their blood sugar levels when consuming manuka honey, as it is high in sugar.

NHS还建议不要给1岁以下的儿童蜂蜜as occasionally it contains a bacteria that can be can cause serious illness in infants.

There are many health claims made about manuka honey. Some of these are based on limited, small-scale studies which, although promising, can’t be used to draw conclusions about its clinical use. Always check with your GP or other health professional if you have concerns over its suitability for you.


本文是2021年8月26日由克里·托伦斯(Kerry Torrens)审查的。

Nicola Shubrook is a nutritional therapist and works with both private clients and the corporate sector. She is an accredited member of the英国营养与生活方式医学协会(bant)和互补与自然医疗委员会(CNHC). Find out more aturbanwellness.co.uk

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