Today’s Superhuman Food Pyramid topic is about regular honey and how it can be bad for you. There is a previous article that discussed both the health benefits and risks of raw pollinated honey. It is important to make a distinction between these two broad classes of honey.
Regular honey as used here refers to the commercial kind which is widely distributed in grocery stores. The main difference between raw and regular is that the latter underwent heat treatment or pasteurization. Just like in milk, the purpose is to kill possibly harmful microorganisms and make the honey safer for general consumption.
This process of cleaning up the honey has a trade-off however. It makes the honey far less nutritious and beneficial. The antioxidant and antibacterial properties of raw honey are present because it is mostly left unprocessed.
Read on to find out more about the negative effects of regular honey… Continue reading