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Hot milk with honey


Everybody has bad memories about their childhood, when they were forced to drink hot milk with honey and onions… ewwwwwww!!

But do try it without onions – just milk and honey. It is incredibly good – and also, the one and only effective cure for sore throat.

Under no circumstances, do not try it with lukewarm milk. That tastes just disgusting. Use hot, almost boiling milk – and drink it with a straw. Yummy healthy goodiness!

Do not add honey to the milk before heating, especially if you use microwave oven to heat the milk. Microwave radiation breaks down enzymes in the honey and diminishes its healing effect.

Usually, one cup (~0.24 liters) of milk goes perfectly together with one tablespoonful of honey. Stir, get a straw, go sit on your sofa – and feel how your sore throat, cough and runny nose are going away. And for a change, medicine doesn’t taste bad, instead it tastes incredibly yummy!


12 Responses

  1. Milk, honey & onions!?!? That is just.. disgusting.

    I will admit, though, that I do like hot milk & honey. I resisted the persistent and ruthless nagging by Duke to try this, but once I did, I found I liked it quite a lot.

    I drink it often now — I like it bit sweeter than he says, but that is just my preference.

  2. Sweet is what sweet does, hon.

  3. Yes, but who is the sweet one here?


  4. Mmmm….. lickable ;)

  5. you are a tease



  6. Honey with milk and onions?! That sounds awful!

  7. My own grandma made us milk, honey and onions every single time we had a sneeze, sore throat or were sick. drinking it wihtout the onions is good, though. My other grandmother made the same thing, but instead of onions she used garlic. now that really is awful!!

  8. onions?!!! ACK!

    /me shakes his head… icky poo poo

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  10. Hey!
    I’m glad to see you spreading the good voice about honey, it really is healthy and has many different uses, also depending on the type of honey used.

    And when you’re sick it’s much better to drink it with warm milk or tea than to eat it with the spoon.

    BUT you should not heat it up above 40 degrees Celsius, that means no putting in hot milk(nor tea), too – because the temperature kills holing, essential oils and other useful ingredients (which is kind of normal concerning that also bees die at the temperature of 40 degrees Celsius ).

    So as much as you don’t like it – please leave your milk under 40°C that way you’ll be able to get from honey all that it has to give.


  11. “40C” myth is actually exactly that: a myth. Urban legend, if you will. Easily seen when people talk about “essential oils” in honey – as honey is about 75-85% of different sugars, 15-18% of water, acids (.57%), some protein (.26%), a small amount of minerals (.17%), pigments, flavor and aroma substances, sugar alcohols, colloids and vitamins (~2.2%). So… no oils, sorry. Not even snake oil, that you are selling here.

    Reeky, you forgot the added heat itself is also what sore throat needs. What is “holing”, by the way? Oh, and pretty much all multicellular organisms die if they are constantly kept above 40C , however, honey bees become heat stressed at 38C and die at 45..50C, not 40C.

    Very little changes happen to honey at 40C – almost next to none (remember, that is the temperature of the digestive tract). Some complex sugars break down and are more easily assimilated, vitamins can handle more then 40C. More serious changes happen at 85..95C, including breakdown of some antioxidants and vitamins. That is why you shouldn’t put honey in the boiling milk, but wait for a minute or two – so milk can cool down a bit.

  12. Heh.. all I have to say is never argue with a scientist

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