5 Health Benefits of Honey

Honey may help treat upper respiratory tract infections (URI)

Researchers from Oxford University examined 14 previously published studies on the usefulness of honey in treating URI symptoms.

Honey may help fight metabolic syndrome

Honey's protective effects for metabolic syndrome (MetS), a cluster of particular risk factors present in a third of US people, were examined in Nutrients.

Honey may help prevent artery hardening

Another new study on honey's health advantages looks at its capacity to prevent arterial hardening, which is a leading cause of death worldwide.

Honey may help support a healthy gut

Honey has prebiotic characteristics, according to a new study of honey's usage in complementary medicine published in the journal Integrative Medicine Insights.

Honey provides nutrients

Honey also includes over 600 volatile chemicals that are thought to play a role in its medicinal effects.

How to select the best honey

Honey comes in over 300 different varieties, depending on the nectars collected by honeybees.

Ways to enjoy honey

Honey can be used to sweeten tea and coffee, as well as smoothies. Honey can be added to homemade vinaigrettes and sauces.

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