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Health: Medical Advice From Winnie-The-Pooh

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David Bjerklie

Can honey sweeten your health? Researchers at the University of California at Davis gave volunteers four tablespoons of buckwheat honey a day for a month and found that honey consumption was directly related to blood levels of polyphenols–antioxidant compounds found in fruits, vegetables and tea that have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. Sure, honey has calories–64 per tablespoon–but given that the average American consumes 150 lbs. of caloric sweeteners each year, substituting honey for sugar seems like a healthy trade-off. –D.B.

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