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The Incredible Health Benefits of Honey

2. Anti-Inflammatory

Honey contains phenolic compounds which give it the ability to reduce inflammation and slow down tumor growth.”Inflammation is a defensive response by cells and tissues and can be either acute (the way a bug bite swells) or chronic (the way joints become swollen and stiff) in nature,” writes MindBodyGreen.

The source notes that honey has proven to be effective in treating inflammation in the lungs (for coughs and asthma), throat and brain. “From diminishing airway inflammation to reducing neuroinflammation and supporting the recovery of function and memory, honey can tame the cellular havoc caused by oxidation and disease.”

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