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Honey contains sugar, but unlike refined sugar, honey contains vitamins & minerals too. Normally, to digest sugar, the vitamins & minerals stored in body are utilized, rendering the body devoid of these nutrients. These nutrients are essential to dissolve fats & cholesterol. So when you eat too much sugar you tend to increase weight not just because of the calories but due to lack of vitamins & minerals. On the contrary, honey being a good source of nutrients helps you in reducing weight.
Honey & warm water: drink 1 tbsp honey with 1 cup of warm water.
Honey & lemon juice: Many drink this formula 1st thing in the morning (honey, warm water & lemon juice).
Honey & Cinnamon: Take 1 tbsp of cinnamon powder, 1 tbsp of honey & 1 cup of warm water. Mix & drink on an empty stomach.
Honey will produce a significantly lower blood sugar response than an equivalent amount of sugar or other glucose rich starches. Dr. David Baer, from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center stated “Experimental evidence suggests that consumption of honey compared to other sweeteners may improve blood sugar control & insulin sensitivity.” Be sure to count the carbs in honey as part of your diabetes eating plan as both honey & sugar will affect your blood sugar level. A drizzle ontop of yogurt!
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