2. Rich in Antioxidants
Numerous studies demonstrated the antioxidant capacities of honey. Many of these have been linked to reducing the risk of diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, heart diseases, and some types of cancer.
Furthermore, one study showed that dark honey has a higher antioxidant capacity.
3. Anti-inflammatory and Antibacterial Capacities
The medicinal properties of honey have been known for ages not as a cough remedy but also for a plethora of other benefits.
Indeed, honey, particularly row local one, is rich in vitamins, especially C and vitamin B complex, together with hydrogen peroxide and other minerals and amino acids. (Note: it’s important to buy local organic honey produced by bees living in the same environment as you do because it strengthens the immune system against seasonal allergies) By itself, hydrogen peroxide has been shown responsible for the antibacterial action of honey, making it effective in wound dressing.