5 Powerful benefits of Manuka honey (slideshow)

4. Gut health

Manuka honey is a prebiotic, which means it’s food for the healthy bacteria in your gut. Studies have also shown that it’s effective against the dangerous gut bacteria helicobacter pylori, which can cause ulcers and even stomach cancer. It’s also been shown to help with the stomach flu, acid reflux and indigestion.

Read: Health benefits of prebiotics and where to find them [infographic]

Jenny Smiechowski

By Jenny Smiechowski

Jenny Smiechowski is a Chicago-based freelance writer who specializes in health, nutrition and the environment. Her work has appeared in online and print publications like Chicagoland Gardening magazine, Organic Lifestyle Magazine, BetterLife Magazine, TheFix.com, Hybridcars.com and Seedstock.com.