Want more sweet benefits? You’re in luck.

Calm down, cough.

A 2007 study by a Penn State College of Medicine research team found that honey may offer parents an effective and natural alternative to over-the-counter cough medicine with dextromethorphan. How effective? It’s recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization as a cough suppressant.

A few extra reps? No problem.

Honey as workout fuel? You betcha. Honey is a natural source of carbohydrates, the body’s primary fuel, providing 17 grams per tablespoon. Making it ideal for working muscles. Honey can also maintain muscle glycogen, giving athletes the boost they need when they need it most.

A packed snack.

Honey is composed of unique carbohydrate composition of natural sugars and trace amounts of antioxidants, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids, making it a smart, natural energy-filled part of an afternoon snack.