It’s a natural energy source and smart sugar swap – but honey has health-helping properties too. We explore its shift from store cupboard staple to healing elixir
Not long ago, honey was just something to spread on toast.
Then trials found it more effective than over-the-counter cough remedies – and Public Health England began recommending trying it before seeking a GP appointment.
Now the golden nectar has superfood status and is increasingly on our radar as a treat with extra benefits, from healing wounds to treating acne.
Honey’s appeal is nothing new.
It was the first sweetener used by humans – 8,000-year-old cave paintings in Spain depict people foraging for it.
* THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.