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How honey affects diabetics

Honey

Honey is nature's most natural and healthiest sweetener. Basically, honey is sugar and this leads some people, especially diabetics, to stay away from it.

Honey contains water but also small amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. This content is all dependent on the type of honey.

How honey affects blood sugar and insulin levels

The influence of honey on the blood sugar level is more positive than that of sugar.

According to studies, 60 minutes after the consumption of honey, the blood sugar level drops faster than after the consumption of sugar.

Scientists discovered that the influence of honey on the level of sugar in the blood is many times smaller than that of sugar.

For patients suffering from type 1 diabetes, the impact of honey on blood sugar is many times lower.

Including honey in a diabetic's diet improves short-term blood sugar levels.

However, if a diabetic consumes both honey and sugar, long-term blood sugar levels rise.

Dark colored honey, such as chestnut honey, is a good source of antioxidants that protect the body from disease. /Agroweb