Honey Health Benefits

by Mandy
(Shelby, NC)

What are some honey health benefits? I have heard so many different thing about this. I have heard:

-it's good for throat health. No sore throats if you take a tablespoon once a day.

-good for allergies. No allergies if you take a tablespoon once a day.

and some other things too. What is your opinion on honey & its benefits for our body?

Is it toxic to heat honey once it has crystallized? What is a safe way to uncrystallize?



Hi Mandy,

Honey has many health benefits. Most people assume that it is just another kind of sugar, but equating honey with table sugar is just not appropriate.

Honey has been used as a food and medicine since ancient times. It contains many vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and enzymes that nourish and support our bodies.

It has been shown to boost the immune system, increase energy levels, reduce allergies, help heal ulcers, soothe the digestive tract, support the good bacteria in the gut, help balance the body's pH, soothe arthritic joints, relieve constipation, and much more.

And all without spiking insulin levels! Can sugar so any of that? Nope.

To receive the most health benefits, you'll have to consume your honey raw.

Most honey found on store shelves is highly processed to give it a uniform taste and texture. It has to be heated to high temperatures which destroys most of honey's nutritional benefits.

Finding raw honey can be difficult. Your best bet is to check out your local health food store or farmers market.

And as to your other question - it is perfectly fine to use honey after it has crystallized. The best way to remove the crystals from commercial honey is to soak the entire jar in a container of hot water.

For more information on honey health benefits, check out this site:


Wishing you the best of health,

Approach Wellness

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Honey - acid reflux
by: Varmit

2 teaspoons of raw wild flower honey has relieved my reflux. I was taking 2 purple pills a day. Now I use antacid once awhile.

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