Honey and Diabetes,
Is honey a better choice for a diabetic diet?

Are you a diabetic person? If yes, which diabetic diet do you follow?

The bottom line is that it should be a healthy eating plan that controls your blood sugar or glucose.

Diet for a diabetic person should not be restrictive one; on the other hand, it should be a healthy eating plan that is nutrient-rich and it should always be low in fat and calories as well.

Many people still believe that if they have diabetes, they should not eat any sugar, sweets or other types of deserts.

It is a wrong perception and diabetes is primarily a disorder of metabolism, especially that of carbohydrates.

Diabetes is a stage when pancreas gland becomes inefficient to produce adequate amount of insulin in the human body or cannot utilize insulin properly and you have to understand that it is not the amount of sugar you eat that makes the difference. Your carbohydrate intake is the one that matters most.

It is always advisable to confine your carbohydrate intake to 45 to 60 gram per meal (on an average level) and such a method of approach will help you to have better control over blood sugar levels.

Does diabetic diet allow you to consume honey or whether honey is allowed for diabetic patients?

Whenever this question is being asked, it has raised a few eyebrows and when you dig deeper, you can come to the conclusion that it is not a bad idea to include honey in your diabetic diet.

Honey can be described as a concentrated source of carbohydrates like any other sugar.

A tablespoon of honey contains 17.3 gram of carbohydrates and a teaspoon provides 5.8 grams of carbohydrates.

If you want to know the correct response of your body to honey, blood sugar levels should be noted before and after consumption.

If you purchase commercial honey, you need to make sure that it is pure and honey adulterated by cane sugar, glucose, malt or starch should not be included in your diabetic diet.

Various studies have clearly shown that pure honey is always a better choice, in fact a healthier choice in the diet for diabetic people than any other non-nutritive sweeteners.

Honey only needs reduced levels of insulin in comparison with regular white sugar. In other words, Glycemic Index of honey is quite lower than sugar.

Each food has a Glycemic Index and it is being measured on the basis of how much a particular food makes an impact on the blood-glucose levels.

Food with lower index levels like honey will be absorbed and digested slowly and, gradual and healthier infusion of sugars into the bloodstream will become a reality.

There is no doubt about the fact that honey contains a reasonable amount of sugar but it contains two simple individual units of sugar known as glucose and fructose (one-to one ratio).

Since these two units will get absorbed into your body at two different rates, blood sugar response will come down significantly.

Honey prevents excess glucose entering into the bloodstream by facilitating glucose intake into the liver and this unique ability can only be associated with honey.

It can be said without an iota of doubt that all these aspects make honey a better choice for a diabetic diet.


Buy Raw Honey - Unfortunately, most people like to buy crystal clear, clean looking honey because they do not know about the benefits of raw honey.

Most of the time, raw honey is not readily available on most supermarket shelves.

Raw, unfiltered honey normally crystallizes to a very thick consistency just after a couple of months.

Honey Varieties - Different kinds of honey are produced in every state in America.

But, some special kinds of honey are only made in a few locations.

Honey is also made in most countries around the world, and each country has their own favorite type.

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