Pass The Honey, Please

It’s not just great on your pancakes, it’s great for your health too!

  • Do not feed honey to children under a year old because of the risk of botulism (a type of food poisoning) which can cause paralysis. Infants don’t have a developed immune system to fight off the infection.
  • Manuka honey has a pH that leans towards acidic which makes it soothing and useful in treating wounds.
  • To get the most out of honey, remember to make sure that it is raw honey. Raw honey contains vitamins, minerals and enzymes which are often removed in refined honey.
  • The colour of honey can determine its antibacterial activity. The darker it is, the better its antibacterial and antioxidant abilities.
  • Ancient Greeks believed that eating honey helped them live longer.
  • Researchers found that honey, in oral rehydration solutions, shortens the duration of bacterial diarrhoea in infants and young children with gastroenteritis.
  • Honey can prevent nocturnal coughs and ease sleeping problems in children who have upper respiratory infection.
  • Honey can clear acne caused by bacterial infection. Just apply on the pesky spot and go to bed.

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