When I'm feeling a little under the weather, nothing makes me feel better than a cup of tea, lightened with milk and sweetened with honey. I've always assumed this "cure" works because of some sort of placebo effect: drinking tea when you're sick is supposed to make you feel better.
But many people would argue that it's the honey in my tea that's helping to get me healthy. To believe the theories about honey's healing powers, I needed to see bona fide science supporting them. And when I dug into the research on honey's health boons, I was happy to discover that while some may be too-good-to-be-true, others are just plain true. Here's what I found:
Can honey help you lose weight? In a 2008 study in the Journal of Food Science, scientists reported that rats fed a diet sweetened with honey gained 23 percent less weight than those who ate refined sugar. The researchers suggested that antioxidants in the honey might have made the rats burn more calories. But not all honey is richRead More »from Can honey make you healthier?