Advice on tea with honey

I drink about four to five cups of Tea a day and add one ounce of honey each time ; can too much honey be harmful ? How much is too much ?

Honey, as we all know, finds a place both in the kitchen and on the dressing table. Honey does not contain any harmful chemicals and is entirely utilized by the digestive tract. Sugar contains calories which artificially create temporary energy but it is not a food because it is without nutritive value and harms the tissues. Another quality of honey is that, when it is compared with the same amount of sugar, it gives 40% less calories to the body. Although it gives great energy to the body, it does not add weight.

Honey is composed of sugars like glucose and fructose and minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, iron and phosphate. It contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3. Copper, iodine, and zinc exist in it in small quantities. Honey is six times richer in fuel value than milk and, in addition, it contains more inorganic substances. The flavor of honey has also a dietetic value as it induces the free flow of saliva which in itself promotes digestion. A tablespoonful of honey is equivalent in nutritive value to the largest-sized hen egg.

But, anything consumed more than the normal level is injurious to health. Let me recommend you to reduce your tea intake to 3 cups per day, which is the recommended level for adults. A tablespoonful of honey weighs about an ounce and provides the body with 100 calories. So, a cup of  tea you consume is more than 200 calories, which is more.

answered by r k

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