False honey myths

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Miraculous effects are constantly being reported on the internet and other media, but is it true, is it an exaggeration, or a hoax? It is clear that Raw honey, cinnamon, lemon, ginger, extra virgin olive oil are fantastic products, but to believe in quick and miraculous effects is to go to an extreme. Therefore, we are going to look at some remedies that claim to be miraculous and analyse these supposedly false honey myths. Also, we always recommend consuming such products in moderation, as over-consumption of any product, however beneficial, is never a good thing.


  1. Honey myths and miracle recipes
  2. Fantastic recipes for health

Summary: Honey is given some benefits that in some cases are false or half-truths. Miraculous properties that do not exist. Honey is clearly beneficial to health, but not a panacea. Likewise, in our shop in Las Rozas de Madrid you will find the best raw honeys: rosemary, thyme, heather, eucalyptus, lavender, manuka, etc.

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1. Honey myths and miracle recipes

Honey is a fantastic natural product that brings great benefits to our health. It can also be used to make natural cosmetic products, thus providing great benefits to our skin.

However, our social media accounts, such as facebook, twitter, instagram, goople +, often receive news about wonderful natural products to end many of the health problems we commonly suffer from. Fast, natural and very effective methods that someone can follow out of desperation, but that miraculous is a great exaggeration. Examples of these are the quick weight loss effect with honey and cinnamon, or others to get rid of cancer in a natural and quick way.

Some may deal with simple, common issues, which may have little bearing on our health. However, sometimes they touch on more complicated topics such as the aforementioned cancers. Also, we are not writing to certify or deny the effectiveness of each treatment, as it is up to each individual to do one thing or another with his or her body.

However, what we do believe is that a natural diet with natural products will defend us from future health problems, or at least delay them.

Going back to some of the honey myths we may encounter, let’s take a look at some of them.

a) Honey and weight loss

We’re going to hear about this promising drink from nutritionist Renate Frank. According to Renate, water with honey does our stomachs a great deal of good, but does it help with dieting? Does it regulate our digestion?

According to the recipe, two glasses of water with honey a day is a great diet to get rid of the kilos. This recipe involves mixing a quarter liter of hot water with a spoonful of cinnamon coffee to control blood sugar levels, and two tablespoons of honey coffee, which are mixed with the cinnamon water once it has cooled. The recipe recommends drinking a cup of this drink every afternoon and the rest in the mornings – but please cool it down, ensuring that this will help you lose weight, as the honey acts as an evacuator of fat.

According to Renate, this weight loss trick clearly doesn’t work. On the contrary, it creates false promises and raises false expectations about this product, honey. In addition, she added, honey does not function as an evacuator, but as a regulator of digestion.

She has intensively studied the effects of honey on our health and explains: “Even if honey had this evacuating effect, this would not mean that the fat would be broken down with this drink, but that the weight would be slightly reduced, as the liquids and faeces would be excreted.

Picture 1: Raw honey with cinnamon

b) Honey with cinnamon

The effect of the cinnamon also calls this into question.

You can also read from other articles of doubtful truthfulness that cinnamon also helps with weight loss, as well as lowering blood sugar levels. Both of these statements are wrong.

In addition, it is dangerous to drink cinnamon every day, because the cinnamon that is usually consumed belongs to the species Cassia, which contains high amounts of coumarin. A component that acts at a small level as a liver toxin and can cause headaches and dizziness. A quarter teaspoon of cinnamon coffee already exceeds the highest dose recommended by the German National Institute for Teenagers.

In this study, Renate Frank ends up telling us that there are no fat eliminators and that the only way to lose weight is when your calorie intake is lower than what you consume.

2. Fantastic recipes for health

Honey is therefore a fantastic food that can bring us great health benefits. Therefore, we are going to give here some fantastic recipes for our health:

a) Water, honey and cinnamon

This food will give you lots of energy. To prepare it, here is the recipe.


The ingredients to prepare this fantastic drink are as follows:

  • Water
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon powder


First you must heat the water until it is lukewarm. Then add honey and cinnamon, until everything is well mixed.

This food is ideal for before going to bed, before breakfast and before exercise.

b) Water with lemon and honey

For me this is a fantastic drink with which I have cured angina, stomach viruses and sore throats.


The ingredients to make this fantastic drink are as follows:

  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Honey


Half fill a glass of water. Squeeze half a large or a small lemon into it. Then add a small spoonful of honey and stir until the honey is completely dissolved. Once the mixture is prepared, it is ready to drink.


German magazine specialized in beekeeping and honey “Bienen Journal”. http://www.bienenjournal.de/ Honey myths and other interesting information

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