Side Effects Of Consuming Honey Continuously?
Honey is a thick liquid with a sweet taste that is produced by bees and is believed to be beneficial for health and beauty. Honey contains several nutrients such as antioxidants, flavonoids, phenolics, vitamin C, vitamin E, amino acids, and minerals such as zinc and iron. In honey there is also water and sugar.
Until now, there has been no research that states that consuming honey every day can be harmful and there is also no research on other foods that should not be mixed with honey.
In general, honey is safe for consumption as long as it is in moderation according to the recommended dosage. Honey contains sugar, if drunk in excess can certainly increase the risk of weight gain and other diseases related to obesity. Therefore it is recommended to drink honey in moderation. You can also mix honey in fruit, bread, or drinks.
What needs to be considered is to make sure you consume honey that is of good quality, registered with BPOM, does not expire, and honey is not from rhododendron nectar. Honey derived from rhododendron nectar contains toxins that can cause low blood pressure, chest pain, and heart rhythm disorders. Also, make sure that the honey is processed properly to avoid contamination by germs and bacteria. If you have a history of pollen allergy, it is possible that you are also allergic to honey. If after consuming honey you experience an allergic reaction, stop consuming honey.
Special attention for children less than 1 year old, honey should not be given to avoid the risk of botulism, which is poisoning that attacks the body's nerves. This poison comes from the C botulinum bacteria. This poison can have fatal effects to paralyze muscles. Honey can be given from the age of 1 year onwards.
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