The proven health benefits of honey

Story highlights

  • Honey has proven antibacterial properties
  • For children over the age of one, honey is an alternative to cough and cold medications
  • The jury is still out on cancer, heart and diabetes benefits

(CNN)Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age.

Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C.