Honey has benefits ... but what are its disadvantages?

2 October, 2022
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Honey has benefits ... but what are its disadvantages?

Dr. Irina Estrina, an immunologist and allergist, announced that honey may be dangerous to the lives of patients suffering from metabolic disorders and diabetes.


In an interview with the newspaper "Izvestia", the specialist notes that many in the fall think about how to strengthen the immune system, and most of them believe that honey helps prevent respiratory diseases. But we must be aware that in some cases honey can be harmful.


She adds, honey is actually attributed to the beneficial nutrients. Because it contains fructose, glucose, maltose, sucrose, vitamins B, K and C as well as polyphenols and trace elements, which give it anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.


She says, "It is not surprising that honey is considered one of the most beneficial foods for the immune system, as it is enough to eat two tablespoons of it a day to provide all the vitamins and minerals the body needs to strengthen the immune system. But we must know that honey contains simple carbohydrates. Therefore, it may be dangerous. affect the lives of those suffering from metabolic disorders, obesity and diabetes.”


She adds, those who suffer from allergies should limit the intake of honey. It is true that the number of these people may be limited, but we must know that the symptoms of allergies can be very different.

“Some may experience painful bloating, cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea,” she says. “In more complex cases, honey may cause headaches, dizziness and even fainting.


An allergic person can react differently to different types of honey: some are well tolerated, others are allergic. The most allergenic types of honey are flower honey and linden honey. Also, excessive consumption of honey can lead to an allergic attack.


The specialist adds that excessive honey intake can negatively affect the body, stimulate diabetes, cause weight gain and obesity, and negatively affect the kidneys and pancreas.


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