When most of us see Winnie the Pooh eating honey we think that he is just a greedy little bear. But with the revelation of the health benefits of honey, but now the theory needs to be evaluated. Maybe that bear of “little brain” has a fantastically astute brain. All these years Pooh has been reaping the rewards of having a diet rich in antioxidants. Researchers discovered some years back that honey contains a lot of antioxidants.

According to the US National Library of Medicine:

Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells and may play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.

Honey is not the only place to find antioxidants. But it one of the tasty ways for a bear named Winnie the Pooh.

The Mayo Clinic has a list of other food rich in antioxidants