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Kiss coughs goodbye the natural way with honey

First of all, let me debunk the idea that honey can help you lose weight or lower your blood sugar. It is made of fructose and glucose, so it’s still sugar. If you’re looking to lose weight, you still need to consume it in moderation. It can also raise your blood sugar if you don’t limit its consumption.

According to an article from CedarsSinai.Org, the recommendation is to take 1 teaspoon of honey per day which is the equivalent of 5 grams of sugar. (watch out for your portion sizes)

Teaspoon of honey

If you have a cold, we recommend you drink honey. It coats your throat, which can help suppress cough. It is also packed with antioxidants and can help boost your immune system.

Black woman with a bad cold

Honey isn’t good for everyone. Did you know, that infants 12 months or younger should not consume it ? (keep this in mind if you are pregnant or have infants). Honey is healthy but can have botulin spores with harmful bacteria. Young children don’t have the immune system to fight off infant botulism, which can be fatal.

Infants aged 12 months or younger shouldn’t consume honey

Keep in mind, that consuming it in the right portions can help your body in so many ways. Add it with moderation to your teas or snacks to start enjoying its benefits.

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