Another study, published in the journal "Nutrition Journal", found that raw organic honey can help to protect against the effects of air pollution on the heart. The study found that honey consumption reduced the risk of heart attack and stroke in people who were exposed to air pollution.
A 2020 study at Oxford University, UK, found that compared to antibiotics and cough medicine, raw organic honey reduced cough intensity and frequency. Raw organic honey contains glucose oxidase enzymes which convert the glucose in honey into gluconic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and free radicals that destroy bacteria. Bacteria cannot survive in hydrogen peroxide. That is where the antibacterial power of raw organic honey comes from.