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Don’t Cook Honey!

Yes, I wish that was something I heard all the time, as in, “you don’t have to cook, honey.” Alas, that’s not what I mean here…I’m talking about the sweet stuff.  Many well meaning health advocates recommend replacing honey in recipes that call for sugar,  but don’t do it-  honey is very good for you as long as it’s raw.  Cooked honey, on the other hand, is detrimental to your health.  Beekeepers first discovered this- they often spray honey water on bee hives to calm the bees so they can retrieve the honey- but when they use cooked honey to spray, all the bees die.  It’s bad for humans too.

Moral of the story?  Only consume raw honey, and don’t cook with it.  Try maple syrup or agave nectar instead.

Honey for your Honey

This news story that came out two years ago is worth revisiting. Honey works better than conventional cough medicine to cure a cough! Check out the story here:


Who wouldn’t want a tablespoon of honey at any time, and especially when sick?  Since my baby isn’t old enough to have honey yet (remember to wait until your child is a year old before giving him or her honey!) I give it to my husband at the first sign of a cold or cough.  He thinks I’m oh so sweet.

Remember to buy pure raw honey from a local source.

Want to learn more about the health benefits of honey?  Click here