Page Nav

HIDE

Grid Style

GRID_STYLE

Post/Page

Weather Location

Breaking News:

latest

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Honey

Honey is a sweet, thick liquid made by honeybees.
The bees collect sugar — mainly the sugar-rich nectar of flowers — from their environment (1).
Once inside the beehive, they repeatedly consume, digest …

    


                             Honey is a sweet, thick liquid made by honeybees.


The bees collect sugar — mainly the sugar-rich nectar of flowers — from their environment (1).


Once inside the beehive, they repeatedly consume, digest and regurgitate the nectar.


The end product is honey, a liquid that serves as stored food for bees. The smell, color and taste depend on the types of flowers visited.


Nutritionally, 1 tablespoon of honey (21 grams) contains 64 calories and 17 grams of sugar, including fructose, glucose, maltose and sucrose.


It contains virtually no fiber, fat or protein (2).


It also contains trace amounts — under 1% of the RDI — of several vitamins and minerals, but you would have to eat many pounds to fulfill your daily requirements.


Where honey shines is in its content of bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants. Darker types tend to be even higher in these compounds than lighter types.                                                        High-quality honey contains many important antioxidants. These include organic acids and phenolic compounds like flavonoids.    Honey Is "Less Bad" Than Sugar for Diabetics

The evidence on honey and diabetes is mixed.


On one hand, it can reduce several risk factors for heart disease common in people with type 2 diabetes.


For example, it may lower “bad” LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and inflammation while raising “good” HDL cholesterol.

No comments