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Honey Has More Benefits That You Can Believe!

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Humans have been hunting for honey for at least 8,000 years as depicted by cave paintings in Valencia, Spain. Here, on rock etchings, two hunters are shown collecting honey from a honeycomb in a wild bee nest. In ancient Egypt, honey was not only used as a pastry sweetener, but also for embalming the dead and for offerings to, Min, the fertility god of Egyptians.

Fast forward to today. Is Honey really that good for your honey? Of course it is! Following are just a few of the many health benefits reported in the literature for this busy bee’s, natural sweetener:

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Chocolate Cures Common Cough?! Sweet!!

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Next time you can't seem to get rid of a cough, instead of reaching for the cough syrup, you might want to reach for the Hershey's syrup!

According to a study out of the British National Health Service, theobromine, a chemical compound found commonly in chocolate, is a very promising cough suppressant, perhaps more so even than codeine!

How much chocolate would you need to eat to hit the recommended dose of the compound?

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