Honey offers several health benefits and is particularly healthy when used instead of refined white sugar.
Here is why scientists and nutritionists across the world believe Honey is good for you:
Honey’s Antibacterial properties
There's no doubt honey has the power to kill bacteria. What makes honey antimicrobial? Most bees deposit hydrogen peroxide into the honey as they synthesize flower pollen. And as honey is naturally acidic, you have a recipe for antibacterial properties.
That explains honey's use historically in healing wounds. Modern science also uses honey to treat ulcers, bed sores, burns and inflammation. Honey is even known to heal wounds that don't respond to antibiotics, although care must be taken to ensure honey is 100% pure and free of contaminants.
Rich in Antioxidants
Good quality honey contains many antioxidants such as organic acids and phenolic compounds like flavonoids. Scientists believe the combination of these compounds gives honey its antioxidant power that has been linked to reduced risk of blood pressure, cholesterol, heart attacks and eye health.
But do remember that too much of the sweet stuff is not good for you - Honey still metabolizes as a sugar and eating a lot of it is not good for you!
Honey helps suppress Coughs
We’ve always known honey soothes coughs. Our Eucalyptus honey is especially known for that. The newly published research from Oxford University (August 2020) reinforces this ancient knowledge that honey may be better than antibiotics in easing coughs and upper respiratory tract infections.
So remember, Honey is delicious and is a healthier alternative to sugar. Make sure you choose a high-quality brand, because most lower-quality ones may be mixed with corn syrup. Keep in mind that honey should only be consumed in moderation, as it is still high in calories and sugar. The benefits of honey are most pronounced when it is replacing another, unhealthier sweetener.