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Why honey should not be placed in a hot drink?

Why honey should not be placed in a hot drink?


What is honey

  It is a thick, sweet-tasting liquid, manufactured by bees by collecting nectar rich in sugars, and then delivered to the hives for its manufacture. By extracting nectar from it, it was used in the past as a folk remedy, or as  natural food, as it contains nutrients, enzymes, and plant compounds that provide the body with many medicinal benefits.


Why honey should not be placed in a hot drink?

Why honey should not be placed in a hot drink?


The French newspaper Le Figaro said that we can take with each sore throat a spoonful of honey, as it is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic, conditioner for wounds and tonic, and the benefits of this golden liquid - which bees absorb by the nectar of flowers - are not counted.

In ancient Egypt, the belief in honey was so great that it was presented to the gods, the paper says, but we are nevertheless - to take advantage of its healing properties - it is better to avoid putting it in tea because the heat breaks its active elements.

According to the newspaper, the effect of honey as an anti-bacterial and antiseptic results from the synergy of several factors, starting with acidity, as its low pH prevents bacteria from multiplying, and its high sugar content (80%) and its low water content (15 to 18%) They help absorb vital water molecules of bacteria to better destroy them.

In honey we also find defense enzymes that are transmitted by bees, such as glucose oxidase, which produces the famous antiseptic hydrogen peroxide used to heal small sores.

However, bringing the honey closer to the boiler - as the newspaper says - destroys this microcosm and disrupts its smooth operation, because "honey is very sensitive to oxidation and heat," notes the nutritionist Hafeez Halul, as the higher the temperature, the more enzymes deteriorate.

"Over 42 degrees Celsius, all vital activities are destroyed, just as they do for the human body," said Dr. Doctor, a beekeeper, and the head of the French Therapy Association, Albert Becker.
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