Honey May Help Balance Cholesterol and Blood Sugar
A new study from the University of Toronto showed that eating honey can help balance high cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
According to a new study from the University of Toronto; showed that eating honey can help people manage their high cholesterol or blood sugar levels.
Researchers from the University of Toronto think the health benefits of honey are so strong that it should be reconsidered as a dietary supplement.
"The phrase 'sugar is sugar' has long been used among public health and nutrition professionals," researcher John Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, said in a news release. "These results suggest that this is not the case and they should stop describing honey as free or added sugar in their dietary guidelines."
Researchers found that eating honey was associated with lower fasting blood sugar, a measure of blood sugar used to diagnose diabetes. Their analysis also showed that it improved heart health measures such as cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
The research, published this month in Nutrition Review, synthesized data from 18 previous controlled studies with a total of 1,105 participants.
Note: The research was evaluated by considering the benefits of raw (organic) honey instead of processed honey.