You know that there are health benefits to raw honey, but you may not know the best ways to add it to your diet. In fact, you may be concerned about adding it to certain foods because it may make them overly sweet. The truth is, there are three very easy ways to add raw honey to your diet and get the benefits that you need.
Adding to Your Morning Coffee or Tea
Instead of adding sugar to your coffee or tea, grab the raw honey instead. The trick to this is, if you use a coffeehouse or coffee chain to get your morning coffee, you will want to have your own raw honey on hand instead of theirs. This is because most coffee shops do not store raw honey and use commercial processed honey instead.
Before you think this may be tougher than you think, consider that most health food stores do sell raw honey in straw form. You can pack a few straws and take them with you in your purse or bag. The honey sticks equal about one teaspoon of raw honey and can easily be added after you order your coffee.
Use Instead of Syrup
If you have pancakes or waffles in the morning, or if you add syrup or sugar to your oatmeal, consider using raw honey instead. You do not need as much of it to get the sweet flavor you are looking for. It also will give you the benefits you need throughout the day including a burst of energy.
Add to Energy Bars
One of the easiest ways to add raw honey to your diet is to make your own energy bars and use a daily serving of honey in each bar. This will make it easy for you to know how much you are getting in a serving. It will also replace the sugars that you would normally use in the energy bars. Make sure you are making a superfood bar to increase the benefits. You can have this energy bar at lunch, for a snack, or as part of a dessert for your lunch.
These are the three easiest ways to add raw honey to your diet. Try these and expand the uses out to other foods and other points in your day. You may be surprised how easy it is to add it into your daily routine.