Honey has been known for years as a natural health elixir, and a natural antibiotic. It is a sweet, thick and viscous product of a specific flavor and aroma. Honey bees produce it from nectar or other sweet herbal juices. Then they add their own specific substances and put it in the honeycomb to mature.
It has an antioxidant effect, it is extremely beneficial to the body, but new research shows that you should not exaggerate with it.
The Honey Content
Honey contains over one hundred for the body of important ingredients. These are primarily sugars with up to 75% (fructose 38%, glucose 30%, sucrose 1-2%, the rest being maltose and other disaccharides), and water 18%.
This natural superfood contains enzymes and minerals such as iron, copper, manganese, silicon, chlorine, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, and sulfur. Typically, darker kinds of honey have more minerals than lighter form.
As in the honey also contains pollen grains it also contains some proteins. It contains organic acids mainly apple and citrus acid as well.
From the vitamins, honey is rich in vitamins C and B complex and phytochemicals (flavonoids and phenols) that have oxidative properties. It also contains pollen grains that are high in protein.
How Much Honey You Should Eat According To Nutritionists
According to Angela Lemond a nutritionist from Texas, you shouldn’t consume too much honey. Because after all, it is high sugar content food.
If you add it directly to smoothies, oatmeal or other dishes, you can easily overdo it, because you do not measure how much you put it.
Too much honey leads to weight gain, diabetes, and tooth decay. Although of course, it is much healthier option than the white refined sugar but it’s still important to limit its intake.
That’s why the nutritionists advise taking only one and a half tablespoon of honey per day. Don’t exceed this dose and you will feel the true power of honey upon your body.
Reference: You Shouldn’t Be Eating More Than This Amount Of Honey Every Week
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