A cup of honey by the tea, a spoon through the yogurt or your homemade banana bread. That you can better avoid sugar if you have diabetes is logical. But what about honey? Is that more responsible than “real” sugar or does your body make no distinction?
Two experts answer.
Whether your body distinguishes in sugars remains a difficult question. According to the Nutrition Center, the answer to this question is as ready as a (sugar) lump. They claim that there is no difference between naturally occurring or added sugars for the body.
All sugars are processed in the body in the same way. They are broken down into glucose and deliver the same amount of calories. That fruit is healthier than sweet snacks with sugars, is obvious. Yes, there are fruit juices in fruit, but also important fiber and vitamin C. In addition, eating fruit is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, lung cancer, and lung cancer. But what about honey? And can you eat honey if you have diabetes? We asked the dietitian and diabetes nurse Harriet and dietitian and natural nutritionist Henny Lint.
Honey and Diabetes. What about it
Basically, your body does not make any distinction between sugars. There is, therefore, no difference between palm sugar, maple syrup, and honey. Even if you measure your blood sugar levels. Organic cold-broiled honey may be less harmful. This has a little less effect on your blood sugar level and also has healthy properties because it works anti-inflammatory.
By heating, these healthy properties are lost only, so do not spoon through your tea. Remember that you can eat a little bit of sugar. Sugar is not a poison but use it very much. The best part is to get used to it. The more sugar you eat, the more your body asks. If you do not eat sugar for a long time, your blood sugar levels are also more stable. Therefore, try to replace sweet snacks with savory. Think of pure chocolate,
Henny Lint, dietician and nutritionist: Sugar has long been forbidden for people with diabetes. However, it is not good for anyone to use any added sugars. This advice applies to sugar, but also to honey, grains, agaves and coconut sugar. My advice is: eat vegetables, legumes, whole grain cereals and fresh fruit as a source of carbohydrates. Use as little (natural) sweeteners as little as possible. Which sweetener you choose does not matter so much. Make your own taste and preference the decisive factor. No natural sweetener deserves, so limit the use as much as possible.
Cane and beet sugar contain sucrose, which is reconstituted from glucose and fructose. Honey contains main glucose and fructose and a little sucrose. These are the same raw materials and our bodies are the same substances for further processing. If you find honey more than sugar, you can take some honey occasionally.