Honey

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    Dec 08, 2010 5:22 PM GMT
    So I love honey especially on my cereal or mixed in with a smoothie. I generally don't go a day without eating some and sometimes twice per day.

    My question is this: does honey behave like any other sugar (or carb) in the body? Is my intake of honey hindering my weight loss and/or putting me at risk for other issues related to sugars?

    Thoughts?
  • DrewT

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    Dec 08, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
    I doubt it. Honey takes a lot longer to be absorbed than refined sugar. Just don't have that, and you should be okay.
  • tongun18

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    Dec 09, 2010 12:19 AM GMT
    Boro_Bear saidSo I love honey especially on my cereal or mixed in with a smoothie. I generally don't go a day without eating some and sometimes twice per day.

    My question is this: does honey behave like any other sugar (or carb) in the body? Is my intake of honey hindering my weight loss and/or putting me at risk for other issues related to sugars?

    Thoughts?


    It is sugar. More accurately it's a combination of several types of sugar: Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, and Maltose. Depending on the variety, you're looking at about 65 calories per tablespoon and a glycemic index range of 31 to 78. It's definitely better for you then refined sugar (as it does have trace amounts of vitamins/minerals and antioxidants, where refined sugar has none) but the body handles it just as it would sugar.
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    Dec 09, 2010 12:24 AM GMT
    agave
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    Dec 09, 2010 12:24 AM GMT
    It's great for you, but just like anything, over doing it will make kill its purpose.
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    Dec 09, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    Here is the nut data.

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    http://www.metroplexfitness.net/food_database/display_food_item?NDB_No=19296[/url]

    As you can read, it's nearly 100% sugar.

    Be aware that sugar at the right times is perfectly fine.

    Most honey is considered to have a glycemic index around 83, which makes it slightly slower than just straight sucrose (100). Honey invokes a fairly rapid insulin response, but, not as heavy as some sugars.

    You can read the composition in our USDA SR database.
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    Dec 09, 2010 2:11 AM GMT
    Y'all thanks for the feedback. As with everything...moderation! Haha. Sounds funny to say that about honey but I started buying local honey this spring and summer and I think I've become an addict!!! Lol.

    Seriously. Thanks again. Very helpful. And I will try to dip from the honey jar in moderation from here on out...