There’s seemingly no end as to what goes viral these days on social media platforms. Most of these trends usually don’t make sense but almost every time manage to hit the top charts.
It’s all fun and games until it starts backfiring. It is important to understand what we are doing instead of leaping into the trend. Although most trends seem to be harmless, some might actually create problems in life that are totally uncalled for.
One such recent trend that has gained a lot of attention in the past few weeks is the #frozenhoney challenge. This trend went viral overnight on the popular video-sharing app TikTok, where users were getting creative with the ways in which they can consume honey.
What really is the #frozenhoney challenge?
Although it is unclear where this trend originated, some users decided to freeze honey before eating it and posted a video of the result. Owing to the attention this bizarre trend got overnight, many users decided to try it for themselves.
As a part of this trend, the users stored big bottles filled with honey in the freezer and waited for it to change its form. Once the honey is frozen, its texture changes into a thick, jelly-like structure which is apparently very satisfying to eat.
Although this trend seems harmless at the first glance, many experts have warned against it as it is not exactly healthy.
As this trend started gaining momentum, eventually some users started opening up about its side effects. A TikTok user @lalaleluu captioned her video –“Note to self: Don’t eat three mouthfuls of honey in the morning, it will cause urgent bowel movement.” Another user Avery Cyrus also reported a similar side effect stating, “brb gotta go get my stomach pumped
Their review was later backed by comments from many other users who faced similar issues. Many experts claim that this was bound to happen considering the amounts of honey these users were consuming.
Honey contains natural sugars. When the users consume so much honey in one go, they are also consuming sugar in excess. Excess sugar stimulates the gut to increase water output as a result of which many users face issues of diarrhoea and irregular bowel movements.
Other health problems may include bloating, stomach aches and nausea. Apart from this, too much sugar can also affect your dental hygiene. It may cause your filling to fall out or result in some other form of tooth decay.
However, these are only short-term effects. The long term effects include the elevated risk of diabetes and high blood sugar. Consuming too much honey frequently might hamper your digestion and may affect your metabolism causing you more serious ailments.
In addition to the natural sugars present in honey, most commercial honey has added sugar and other sweeteners which make it more harmful. At Honey All Day, our honey does not undergo any additional filtration which makes it the perfect source for a healthy meal. The honey is processed at an optimum temperature without harming the nutrients present in the honey.
Even though honey is considered to be an elixir, it can only act as one when consumed in its natural form. You can eat honey with pancakes, milk, juices or salads too. It is wise to consume honey that is pure and natural and not experiment with it unless you are well informed.