What are the benefits of honey? Instead of using sugar, a spoonful of honey a day makes everything better.
In fact, honey contains several nutrients. According to our friends from Healthline:
"Nutritionally, 1 tablespoon of honey (21 grams) contains 64 calories and 17 grams of sugar, including fructose, glucose, maltose and sucrose.
It contains virtually no fiber, fat or protein.
It also contains trace amounts — under 1% of the RDI — of several vitamins and minerals, but you would have to eat many pounds to fulfill your daily requirements.
Where honey shines is in its content of bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants. Darker types tend to be even higher in these compounds than lighter types."
Honey is also rich in antioxidants. Just make sure you're getting the best quality honey. The antioxidants that honey contains can help with several disorders such as high blood pressure, which is one of the many risk factors for heart disease.
There are several benefits you can get from honey. But often, we ask: Does a spoonful of honey help a sore throat? Does a spoonful of honey help a cough? According to Very Well Health:
"A 2010 study tested the effects of honey along with cough medicine (dextromethorphan) and antihistamine (diphenhydramine) on nightly coughing due to upper respiratory infection in 139 children. It found that honey had the greatest symptom relief for coughing than both medicines.
Another study in 2012 tested three types of honey (eucalyptus, citrus, and labiatae) on coughs caused by upper respiratory tract infections. The researchers found that all three types of honey were better than the placebo in relieving cough frequency and severity.
Children and their parents also reported a better night's sleep with the honey than they did with the placebo."
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We also have a collection of honey lollipops that are delicious and healthy!
Hope this helps!