Health Benefits of Honey

Honey made headlines recently with news that it’s superior to the usual remedies at improving upper respiratory tract infection symptoms (more on this below). But this isn’t the first time honey has generated some serious buzz—no pun intended. Often referred to as liquid gold, several studies have demonstrated that honey possesses major health benefits.

That’s exciting, since honey is an all natural, readily available, relatively affordable option for most households. Here’s a look at the research on the health-protective powers of honey, how to shop for the best varieties, and ways to incorporate this sweetener into meals, snacks, and drinks.

  1. Honey may help treat upper respiratory tract infections (URI)
  2. Honey may help fight metabolic syndrome
  3. Honey may help prevent artery hardening
  4. Honey may help support a healthy gut
  5. Honey provides nutrients

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