A spoonful of raw honey cannot cause much of a change in the long run. But those of you who regularly consume honey will most probably have better blood counts.
Considering the changes of blood parameters due to regular honey consumption, we should bear in mind that they do not change in only one direction - up or down. Honey as food tends to balance them with no side effects. For example, if the white blood cells in one cub. mm of blood are below normal, regular consumption of natural honey would facilitate their increase, and vice versa.
For different people, blood counts alter differently and at a different rate. It depends on whether the body is healthy or sick.
The recommended daily dose of honey is 1-2 g. per kilo of body weight. It is hard to reach the upper limit, which is 7-8 gr. per kilo of body weight, whereat some contraindications occur due to overdose.
It is recommended that the daily intake be split into 3 doses, taken on an empty stomach (1 hour before meals). Even if you do not follow all the prescriptions as listed in the thick books, the favorable effects will flow from the daily honey consumption.
You will sleep better, will become more efficient, your nervous system will calm down, and the body metabolism will improve.
However, what changes will occur in your blood?
If for a month you consume 100 g. of raw honey daily:
1. Your blood cholesterol will be reduced.
"We traced the blood cholesterol of 120 people aged 75 - 85. The latter had been taking 100 g. of raw honey daily for a month. From 245 mg.% before the honey consumption, the level of cholesterol went down to 196 mg. %." – Dr. Stoimir Mladenov /Honey Products Both Food and Medicine/
2. The number of leukocytes (the white blood cells) in the blood will be normalized.
There are 5000 - 6000 white blood cells in 1 cub. mm. of blood.
"Before the experiment, the number of leukocytes of 32 people was under 4500, and 21 had leukocytes over 8000. After honey consumption, all of them had the number of their blood cells normalized." – Dr. Stoimir Mladenov
Here is another interesting fact. Honey not only normalizes the number of leukocytes, but it also increases their ability to phagocytize.
Phagocytosis is the process by which white blood cells capture the small particles (foreign bodies, bacteria, etc.) in the body and detoxify them by intracellular digestion. The greater their ability to phagocytize (better "army preparation"), the less susceptible the body is to illness and the stronger its immune defense is.
When sick people consume natural honey, the number of their white blood cells significantly increases, as well as their ability to phagocytize.
3. Hemoglobin and the number of red blood cells increase.
4. The number of thrombocytes increase.
Once again, it should be noted that honey has the ability to normalize and balance, not just to change, the values of blood parameters (and not only them) in a direction where there are no side effects that could be caused by certain medication, for example.
Make an experiment. Eat honey for a month and undergo blood test at the beginning and at the end of the experiment. You will most probably rediscover the old maxim that usually all that one needs is easily accessible and close at hand. All else is just business.