Honey is healthy, but only under certain conditions.
The health benefits of honey are numerous, extending far beyond the scope of dental health. Here are just a few:
- When you consume honey with warm water, it aids in the digestion of fat in the body.
- Honey has mineral and vitamin benefits, such as Vitamin C, Iron, and Calcium.
- Honey has even been shown to improve energy in athletes because of the way it helps maintain blood sugar levels, aids muscle recuperation, and assists insulin regulation.
- As dentists, we’ve also been quick to recommend natural, organic honey to our patients because of its amazing capacity to treat gum disease and prevent tooth decay, both of which have to do with its powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties.
It’s important to note that puppies and children younger than 12 months should not be given any honey due to the risk of botulism.
(ref: Honey in oral health,
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