Honey: Benefits and Side-effects

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Honey is considered unhealthy in many circles because it contains sugar, specifically fructose. But there is more to honey than can be dismissed with a wave of the hand and a mention of fructose. Honey has a wide variety of health benefits. Here are some:

  • It’s antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and can be used on cuts and scrapes
  • It’s good for digestion system
  • It can counteract indigestion, aid in relieving an upset stomach, and cause ulcers to abate
  • Seasonal allergies are alleviated with the regular ingestion of honey
  • Raw unfiltered Honey contains antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, and phytonutrients.

Side- Effects:

  • People who are overweight, diabetic and struggle with their dietary load of fructose and carbs should probably avoid honey as much as possible.
  • The most commonly known microbial threat that comes with honey is Clostridium botulinum. Dormant spores can turn active in an infant’s underdeveloped digestive system
  • Consuming food products with refined ingredients like regular honey only makes your body work harder

Which Honey to Buy?

Generally speaking, darker honey like Buckwheat honey are better than the lighter varieties.

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