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How much honey per day is beneficial for adults and for children?

Honey is a biologically beneficial food product with a high content of glucose and fructose that quickly are absorbed in the blood. This is why honey is one of the most important sources of energy, especially for people who recover after a long illness, athletes, heavy-duty workers, etc.

Apart from sugars, honey contains important mineral ingredients, enzymes, and hormones that have high healing and regenerative effect.


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Honey has a healing effect only if it’s consumed correctly. It should be taken in liquid state three times a day, always 1.5-2 hours before meals or 3 hours after it.

One tablespoon of honey (approx. 21 grams) contains 64 calories, (17.3 grams of sugar) – US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

It is recommended that daily intake from added sugars should be less than 100 calories a day for women and 150 calories a day for men (American Heart Association).

According to this we can say that the recommended daily consumption of honey should not exceed two tablespoons for women and three tablespoons for men.

Children can use teaspoon as a measure instead of tablespoon.

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