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11 Health Life Hacks of Honey

All natural, with a host of health benefits, honey can truly be called a miracle food. It’s been used for centuries as a food, a medicine and for skin care. Honey’s super health powers are due to the multitude of nutrients it contains – carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and amino acids. In addition, honey is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and contains no fat, cholesterol or sodium.

When choosing honey, look for honey from wild flora, as opposed to honey from cultivated crops which are heavily sprayed with pesticides, traces of which could end up in the honey. Try to avoid honey that has been heated to high temperatures as this can destroy the natural enzymes, affecting its health benefits. It is advisable not to give honey to babies younger than a year old. Honey may (rarely) contain spores that can lead to infant botulism, even though it is completely safe for older children and adults.

Here are 11 health benefits of honey:

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