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Honey may be a healthy sweet

By Randy Dotinga

Here’s some sweet news: New research provides more evidence that honey is healthy for you. Nutritionists at the University of California, Davis, found antioxidant levels go up after people eat several tablespoons of honey a day.

“With honey consumption, we seem to be able to increase our body’s defense system against oxidative stress,” says Heidrun B. Gross, a university nutrition researcher. “This definitely makes [the case] for including honey in a healthy diet.”

While its reputation as a decadent sweet may make it hardly seem like a health food, honey has long been rumored to have healing powers. Some people apply it to wounds, and it’s a mainstay in the cups of hot tea people drink when we have colds and flu.

Read the original article at: Red Nova

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