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How healthy is raw honey?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Generally safe
Raw honey takes advantage of the fact that honey is naturally antibacterial.
Most honey degrades by crystallization rather than decompostion or mold formation. Raw honey is a source of carbohydrate calories so it is equivalent in many ways to sugar although natural food afficionados prefer it as a sweetener rather than processed sugar.

In brief: Generally safe
Raw honey takes advantage of the fact that honey is naturally antibacterial.
Most honey degrades by crystallization rather than decompostion or mold formation. Raw honey is a source of carbohydrate calories so it is equivalent in many ways to sugar although natural food afficionados prefer it as a sweetener rather than processed sugar.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Rick Kirschner
General Practice
In brief: May reduce heart dz
According to a study in the journal of medicinal food, eating honey may have a positive effect on risk factors for heart disease.
It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties. But it's high in fructose, and eating too much can lead to weight gain, allergies, pancreatic cancer and diabetes. It's a superfood, so a little goes a long way. Don't give to babies!

In brief: May reduce heart dz
According to a study in the journal of medicinal food, eating honey may have a positive effect on risk factors for heart disease.
It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties. But it's high in fructose, and eating too much can lead to weight gain, allergies, pancreatic cancer and diabetes. It's a superfood, so a little goes a long way. Don't give to babies!
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschner
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