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Can Diabetic Diet Include Honey?

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Curejoy Expert Claude C Butler Explains:

Honey has a lower Glycemic index than regular white (table or refined) sugar which requires lower levels of insulin and does not raise blood sugar levels as rapidly as table sugar. Though honey contains a significant amount of sugar (glucose and fructose), the perfect one-to-one ratio between them facilitates easy glucose intake to the liver, hence preventing an overload of glucose entering the blood stream.

Research has shown that human consumption of raw honey will result in lower blood sugar levels by as much as 60 to 100 mg/dl, at 60 and 90 minutes following consumption, compared to a similar amount of sucrose. Due to this, there should be no big surprise that HbA1c levels will be lowered by as much as 2-4%.

Raw unfiltered honey is low in calories and also contains a host of vitamins such as B1, B6, B12, C, E and Biotin. So weight conscious diabetics get the desired nutrients and helps improve blood lipid profile (fats content in blood).

One tablespoon of honey has 64 calories and contains 8.1 grams of fructose. Consume 1-2 tablespoons in the morning and 1-2 right before bedtime, while having 1-2 tablespoons during the day with a snack or before and after a workout.

It must be stressed that a diabetic ONLY uses pure, raw, unadulterated honey and should probably tell their physician that they are consuming it. Just be sure that you are NOT using any of that supermarket stuff that is often combined with fillers such as corn syrup that will do more harm than good.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Ayurveda
Ayurveda 5pts

Depends on where do you live..

Sridhar Seetharaman
Sridhar Seetharaman 5pts

Good morning. Would want a vegetarian diet for Type 1Diabetes. Please reply.

Evelyn Soriano
Evelyn Soriano 5pts

From the farmers with farm or some from grocery store but a little bit expensive mr.mehta.just read the label.

Evelyn Soriano
Evelyn Soriano 5pts

Remember cinsume inly wild unadulterated honey NOT grocery-store bought bcuz most of them fave fillers like corn syrup that will do.more harm than good.

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta 5pts

Where to get pure, unadulterated honey from ?

gkdeka
gkdeka 5pts

In many ayurvedic retail shop with branded companies, like Dabur , Biadyanatha etc.. From Divvya Pharmacy of Patanjali one can get best quality honey.


Sandeep Singh
Sandeep Singh 5pts

Take unfiltered raw honey don't use packaged honey

Vijay Sinha
Vijay Sinha 5pts

Rekha jii kya diabetic hony kha sakte hai