Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Recognize the Bad Side of Honey

Many people who know the benefits of honey, but it turns out there is a downside. What are they?

Honey is not new and has become a popular food all over the world because of its multifunctional alias is useful for many things, such as for cooking, making drinks, also for health.

Honey is a natural sweetener produced by honey bees. Bees alight flowers then fly to their nests in order to calm the honey-making process through a process of digestion (digestion) and evaporation (evaporation) of water in the womb so that the honey they produce is reduced a lot, which is about 18 percent.

Honey has many uses, both internally and externally. But if too much is consumed, honey can cause effects that affect the body. Although not a serious health problem, but can cause stomach upset. Because, honey contains various types of acids, one amino acid manite (manite acid). Healtmad So that was launched on Monday (1/30/2012).

Effect manite acid

When the honey is taken in large quantities, manite acid reacts with proteins in the stomach. The results of the reaction is ammonia, alcohol, and carbonic acid. All this is a poison that can cause disturbances in the stomach.

If honey met with starchy foods, will undergo fermentation in the stomach. This led to the formation of gas that can cause discomfort.

Infant botulism

Do not give honey to infants who have not even a year old. Because, honey contain bacterial spores that produce Clostridium Botulinium toxic substances and can cause infant botulism disease.

Although spores of Clostridium Botulinium inactive and harmless to adults, they are dangerous for babies under 12 months. Because the baby's digestion is not perfect, then they are capable of multiplying and forming toxins. Infant botulism can be treated if detected early. However, it can kill the baby if not taken care of.