Here are some guidelines before consuming honey :

The best way to eat honey

While honey can be consumed at just about any time of day, it is most recommended to consume honey during the morning, when the body needs an energy boost. The recommended daily consumption of honey is listed at 50-100 grams a day.

Preparing honey

While there are many ways to prepare and consume honey (in fact, you can even consume it on its own), there are some ways that are considered wrong. Adding honey in hot water or beverage destroys the enzymes in honey (hot water should not more than 42 degrees), reducing its overall health-giving benefits. In addition to this, it must not be coupled with foods rich in vitamin C and D, because the mineral content of honey may damage these vitamins, effectively negating any potential health benefit.  Honey must not be mixed with bean curd as well, as the combination of these two can cause indigestion and nutrient negation.

Honey is not recommended for infants

Babies are not known for their immunity, as their immune systems are still developing. Honey is not recommended for infants, because honey might contain bacteria and toxins that may cause botulism. These toxins can be acquired during the process of brewing, storage and transportation. If these toxins are able to make their way into the child's body, they can cause a devastating form of food poisoning, which may lead to impaired brain development and even death.


Honey is still one of nature's true bounties. However, if you consume it the wrong way, you won't get the best out of it. Worse, it can even prove to be detrimental health-wise. Eat honey the right way, and your body will be better off for it.