The healing powers of honey have been around for centuries, but you might be surprised how many health benefits you can get from this kitchen staple. This golden liquid has been shown to help fix ailments ranging from a pesky cough to a painful wound. On your next trip to your local grocery store, check out honey labeled "raw." Raw honey is the unpasteurized version of more commonly used honey but with added filtration, which mainly helps extend shelf life. Research suggests that raw honey's active phytonutrients – as well as its antibacterial and antifungal properties – contribute to its vast array of health benefits. However, because honey can cause a dangerous disease known as botulism in infants, children under the age of one should never consume honey, raw or pasteurized.
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