Honey and Diabetes - Is Honey Good for Diabetes Patients?
Is honey good for diabetes patients? The straight answer is yes; honey is natural; brewed and cooked by bees; its heavy component is fructose and glucose making up over 80% and 18% water. Vitamins are plenty too; these are B6, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid as well as certain amino acids. The better part of honey is that compared to sugar, honey has invert sugar ready for uptake with ease; while commercial sugar has to be inverted, thus taxing the alimentary canal to a big extend.
Have a look at the chemistry and physiological performance of each, it's amazing; honey is sweeter than sugar; it has more calories; one teaspoonful has about 65 while sugar has 45. Raw honey is rich as indicated above, with 180 different compounds that are of value to man; while sugar most of its contents remain sucrose nothing else. Antioxidants or antirust are found in honey which chemically remove free radicals in our bodies; at the moment, more research is on to determine what additional medical benefits are in store on this line. In short, honey is of medicinal value; it doesn't decompose; all forms of colds, flu etc can be handled well by honey plus diabetes and many more, which are yet to be researched.
What else do I say upon ingestion honey gets converted to glycogen - animal starch - and stored in the liver (savings bank of glucose) without much ado; a situation no one has understood well. A good start regimen to follow when diabetic is 2 to 3 table spoonfuls in the morning with any escort, be it a fruit or a short touch of yogurt. A free wheeler can add one more spoonful with a snack in between meals. In the evening at bedtime, another one to two spoonfuls is adequate. It comes as no surprise to all and sundry; beginners inclusive to ward off any temptation to panic, guidance and support should be sort from health personnel to reinforce any illusion on the contrary.
Illuminating reports suggest that, honey behavior has not been well understood in these insulin deficient fellows; no amount of it has proved disaster, if anything on all supplied cases, tolerance has been reported upon testing. All tests subjected to insulin deficient subjects, proved negative, negating the fundamental belief that honey is harmful to them. The suppositions are many to tie this presumption; bees suck the quintessence of a wide range of flower juices medicinal and the like I suppose adds something of their own to it via saliva or whatever, and manufactures honey. It's no wonder then, the belief is true, that honey fits into the curative diet of all diabetes, supplying remedies to the depleted organs.