Can local honey help your hay-fever symptoms?
It is thought that there are many health benefits to eating as little as a spoonful of honey a day.
Honey has been consumed for hundreds of years and is said to have has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
Many allergy sufferers believe that consuming honey can help to alleviate the symptoms of allergies such as hay-fever. As honey is made from bees collection of pollen being turned into glucose, people believe that eating honey can help to build up a tolerance of pollen, therefore helping people with hay-fever symptoms. However, it's said that only honey produced locally, within a 5 mile radius to where the sufferer lives will have any beneficial effects.
Honey is also a great natural alternative to sweetening up your food and drinks, without using processed sugar, and getting the nutritional benefits from the honey.
Here at Grimsby Garden Centre, we have our very own honey bee hive which produces our Grimsby Garden Centre honey, so hay-fever sufferers come down and grab a jar to test out the theory! Our Grimsby Garden Centre honey has no additives and nothing taken away, just simple filtered honey, bottled the way nature intended.