FOR DIABETICS

Honey and Diabetes

Note:  Always consult your physician before making any changes to your diet

“…clinical studies have shown that pure honey is a healthier choice in the diabetic diet than table sugar and any other non-nutritive sweeteners like Splendasaccharinaspartame. Honey requires lower levels of insulin compared to regular white sugar and does not raise blood sugar levels as rapidly as table sugar, that is, it has a lower Glycemic Index than sugar. Though honey contains a significant amount of sugar, it consists largely of two simple individual units of sugar – glucose and fructose, which are absorbed at different rates into the body….The perfect one-to-one ratio of fructose and glucose found in honey facilitates glucose intake to the liver, hence preventing an overload of glucose entering the blood circulation. And nature’s honey is the only sugar that possesses this special ability.”  Read more:  http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/diabetic-diet.html

 

“Research in the November 2009 issue of the ‘International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition’ correlates the consumption of honey with improved weight loss. The study followed 48 type-2 diabetics over an eight-week period, during which participants consumed honey each day. Study participants experienced weight loss, as well as a decrease in total cholesterol.”  Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/475421-honey-and-diabetics/#ixzz2HUZi55oA