We get asked quite often, why babies under the age of one year are not suppose to eat raw honey, so I’d like to include some important information on this subject.
First: Honey in it’s raw state is un-pasteurized and has not been dissolved of its all-natural properties. In most cases, these otherwise beneficial properties include vitamins, minerals, good carbs, and antioxidants. Not to mention it is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and the list goes on. As we grow and develop, our bodies become more resilient or immune to certain invaders that have the potential to harm us. Infants, especially under the age of one year, do not have the ability in their digestive tracts to combat any of the hazards found in raw foods. Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum) spores are what is found in honey.
Second: Please always do your own research on any matters pertaining to yours or your family’s health. Let your research involve your children so that they can learn as well. Make being healthy, fun!
Here are a few links for you to check out…