If you reach for a spoonful of honey rather than sugar to sweeten your favorite food and drinks you will help boost your body’s natural defenses. A new study shows that a daily dose of honey does more than just satisfy your sweet tooth, it also raises levels of disease-fighting antioxidants in the blood. Honey contains concentrations of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants that reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Although a previous study revealed that a dose of honey delivers a surge of antioxidants, researchers say this is the first study to look at the effects of long-term honey consumption. Blood samples taken at the beginning and end of the study showed a direct link between honey consumption and levels of disease-fighting polyphenols. Given the fact that the average person consumes more than 150 pounds of sweetener per year, substituting honey for traditional sweeteners is certainly the healthier option.
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