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Age Old Myth: When Heated Honey Is More Beneficial


Amna Quddusi

12th Nov, 2020. 07:17 pm
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Honey is toxic when heated
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It can be toxic to add honey to hot water and as per the latest research ought to be avoided. Instead, here’s what you can do.

When it comes to addressing health woes honey is regarded as the medical and magical potion. Which is why it is mostly used in our households. Honey is undoubtedly an elixir in terms of showing positive results on health especially on skin and hair.

Most of the people once in their lives have used honey with lukewarm water along with few drops of lemon early in the morning on an empty stomach. They have been advised that doing so will remove the toxic substances from their body. but there is something you ought to know regarding the usage of honey.

Honey, when consumed with lukewarm water can be poisonous

This isn’t for you to be scared instead to attain its maximum benefits. Honey, in any condition, is not suitable to heat, warm, or cook.

As per the study published in the AYU journal, honey becomes toxic and poisonous at 140 degrees when mixed with hot milk or water.

Researchers further added that honey consists of natural sugar and anything that contains sugar release 5-hydroxymethylfurfural or HMF, which is thought to be carcinogenic substances.

What you can do

The smartest yet the best thing you can do is to consume raw and unprocessed honey.

Every morning, on an early stomach, have raw honey but only a teaspoon. Moreover, do not add it into heated milk or water as it will release toxic substances.

So, it’s better and advisable to consumed honey in the right way in order to achieve maximum advantages.


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