Diabetes and Honey

Diabetes and HoneyWhen compared to other sweeteners, honey will also raise blood sugar levels. The good news is that pure honey has more nutrition, which makes it a better choice than sugar. When used in moderation, diabetics can safely enjoy that sweet taste of honey.

Honey is three times as sweet as table sugar, so automatically you will be using less. It is true that honey has more calories and carbohydrates than sugar, but they are not empty calories. Honey has an abundant of vitamins (such as B6, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid). The minerals found in honey are important, and consist of potassium, magnesium, zinc and sodium. In addition, to all these vital vitamins and minerals, honey also contains antioxidants that help maintain a healthy weight (which is great news for all diabetics).

Honey will not cure diabetes, but when taken in small doses, it may help to manage some annoying symptoms associated with diabetes, as well as lower bad cholesterol, and perhaps lower body fat.

When used in moderation, honey will not cause harm to a person that has diabetes, but if you choose to use it, remember to calculate the total number of carbohydrates, and deduct it from your daily diet meal plan.

One tablespoon of pure honey has the equivalent amount of carbohydrates, as a raw apple (about 200 grams).

In many cases, diabetics incorporated honey into their diet with positive results, including an energy boost. Some ways you might want to try to use honey, in conjunction with a healthy diet plan, would be to drizzle a bit of honey on raw spinach and carrots, for example. Try adding a drop of honey to lime juice, for a unique and tasty salad dressing.

Of course, with any dietary change, it is recommended to consult with your health care professional, before implementing any significant changes.


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