Who should not eat honey and why: expert answer

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Homemade honey
Homemade honey. Source: pexels.com

Honey is a very healthy, valuable and tasty product that contains 13-22% water and 75-80% simple carbohydrates (glucose, fructose, sucrose). It contains vitamins B1, B2, B6, E, K, C, beta-carotene, and folic acid, but in very small amounts. However, even such a healthy product is not suitable for everyone.

Pancakes with honey

Nutritionist Svitlana Fus told us who can eat honey and how much and who should avoid the sweet product altogether on Instagram.

Benefits of honey

Honey is one of the few foods that does not spoil if stored properly and has no expiration date

"Honey is a good substitute for sugar, which contains virtually no nutrients," Fus said.

Honey in honeycomb

How much honey can you consume per day?

Homemade honey

"The norm for a day is within 1-2 teaspoons. Because we need to control the intake of simple carbohydrates in the body. Their average daily recommended amount is 30-40 g. A teaspoon of the product contains about 10 g, 7-8 g of simple carbohydrates," the nutritionist explained.

Who shouldn't eat honey?

Who should not eat honey

"Honey can cause allergies, so give it to children carefully at first. It's also important to know that when heated, honey loses some of its beneficial properties," Fus summarized. ⠀

Sandwich with fruit and honey

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