Sunday, 25 March 2012

Honey has blood sugar lowering properties?

Fructose might contribute to the hypoglycemic effect of honey.

  • It reduces hyperglycemia in diabetic rats and humans.
  • The results indicate that fructose enhances hepatic glucose uptake and glycogen synthesis and storage via activation of hepatic glucokinase and glycogen synthase, respectively.

Whoa, was this study sponsered by the Honey industry? There has been much fructose bashing over the recent years, so they have to be afraid. Still, I never had a problem with Honey in the same way I have with starch, I do find honey kind of a more-ish food though. Still, I think its fine in small amounts as a sweetner.

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