Raw honey gave me a cold? Or not?
by Nicole B.
Hi. I am 25 years old and eat very healthy. . . mostly organic and little meat. I starting eating a tablespoon of organic raw honey in my green tea every morning. I started this about a week ago. I am a school teacher and I haven't been sick all year yet so far. About 5 days after eating the raw honey I developed somewhat of a sore throat and cough as well as some conjestion. I don't really know if i have "allergies" or not. . but do u think that the raw honey could have made me sick? and should i stop eating it? i appreciate your advice. . thanks,
It is certainly possible but very difficult to say. Its possible that you reacted to the pollens naturally found in the raw honey or perhaps you have a slight allergy to some of the other compounds in it. Again, it is tough to say but possible. I would suggest you stop consuming it until you recover from your cold. Once recovered, re-introduce the honey back into your diet in lower amounts and see how you respond.
Bee healthy ~ Angela