Honey could have a positive affect on age-related problems; it may improve memory, as well as reduce anxiety.
Scientists at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, raised rats for 12 months on diets containing either:
- 10 percent honey
- 8 percent sucrose or
- no sugar at all.
According to the New Scientist magazine, scientists found that those on diets including honey had better spatial memory and were less anxious.
How could they tell?
Scientists noted that:
The researchers propose that honey may improve memory due to its antioxidant properties, which help to prevent free radicals damaging cells in the body.