How Much Honey Enough For You?

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People who care neither for the bees nor to their hive, but have a great taste of the honey. Do you love honey? Too much honey is bad for you, or it will make you sick!

The Honey

Awareness of the benefits of honey is not new. The flavor of honey got a magical sense, it was a taste of the sweetness of wisdom, the understanding of many natural environments.

One cannot imagine bees and honey going out of the world, for the fascination about bees is as old as humanity. Honey was one of the most common ingredients in medicines in ancient civilizations and has used for centuries to help health.

A spoonful of sugar may let the medicine decline, although a spoonful of honey helps to cure, soothes all kinds of health problems, as well. So, buy yourself a jar of honey which has collected locally.

Have a teaspoonful each day, wither straight, mixed with warm water, or added to your breakfast cereal. Doing this, you will be getting a tasty treat and you feel better.

Honey Making Process

Honey bees live in colonies that regularly preserved, nurtured, and transported by Beekeepers. Centuries of choosy breeding by a human being have produced honey bees that offer far more honey than the colony needs.

Honey bees have to go through a lengthy process to produce honey. The nectar collected by field bees stored in wax cells in the hive where it converted into honey.

The house bees and the field bees occupied in this process. The honey making begins when the field bees gather some amounts of nectar from flowers and return to the hive.

They bring it to the hive and hand over it to the house bee's tongue to tongue. The nectar accumulated in the honey sac, here "Invertase" (an enzyme) added to the nectar.

The Invertase permits the nectar, mostly a sucrose liquid, converted into a main levelose and glucose.

Types of Honey

Mono-floral honey:

When honey bees collect nectar only from one flower variety, the produced honey named as the mono-floral honey. It's considered as the finest type of honey, as it has properties of one particular flower unit.

Professional beekeepers generally do such special provision to make sure honeybees get access to only particular variety of flowers, what they may intend to produce honey.

Poly floral honey:

Poly floral honey, however, made when honeybees have full access to above one variety of flowers and then they will collect nectar from other varieties of flowers and deposit in beehives.

Sometimes, one more type of honey can also be found in the market, named as Blended Honey. This honey is simply a collection or mixing of different honey.

Can Diabetics Eat Honey?

Honey has derived from the nectar of flowers and, not like refined sugar, consists of several sugars, which enter the blood stream at different times. For that reason, it has less effect on blood sugar levels than refined sugar.

With perfect control, diabetics and people with blood sugar levels higher than normal person, however not high enough for a consideration diabetic still are able to securely enjoy natural honey.

Each diabetic is dissimilar and may discover how the particular person's body reacts to different foods having carbohydrates. Before include honey in their meal planning, discover how big part the honey could be consumed every day.

The entire level of starches or carbohydrates within a foodstuff is the important factor, not the sugar measure. A tablespoon honey has just about 17 grams of carbohydrate, and considering when counting the total daily intake of carbohydrates, diabetics can calculate same as other sweetener or carbohydrates.

When buying honey from a store for diabetes sufferers, make sure that it is pure and not just mixed with glucose, starch, cane or malt, that much better ignored within a diabetic diet. Before coming into a conclusion, contact a medical expert to get a proper advice.

How Much Honey Is Enough?

For normal honey consumption, three to five tablespoons a day is enough. A good practice to follow is to consume a tablespoon or two in the morning with fruit or yogurt or cereal.

One more tablespoon may take at bedtime. In between, another one or two tablespoons can take with fruit, snacks, in baked goods, or as used in cooking.

There are about 60 calories per tablespoon of Honey. Normally, the percentage of a person's total caloric needs given from sugar should not exceed 10%.

Thus, the honey intake, which give 180 to 300 calories a day is enough, unless more energy demands permits more consumption. ~ Dr Ron Fessenden, MD, MPM, The Honey Revolution.

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author avatar wonder
20th Mar 2014 (#)

Came to learn about the effects of honey in detail.

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author avatar sukkran
22nd Mar 2014 (#)

thank you wonder.

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author avatar Bring Nature 2 You
20th Mar 2014 (#)

You have one of the article on bees I ever seen, since long time I want to become a bee keeper, circumstances made that I couldn't but I still pursuing it.

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author avatar sukkran
22nd Mar 2014 (#)

beekeeping is an interesting job. wish you all the best.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
20th Mar 2014 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar sukkran
22nd Mar 2014 (#)

thanks fern

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author avatar spirited
21st Mar 2014 (#)

interesting info, got me stuck into reading it.

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author avatar sukkran
22nd Mar 2014 (#)

thanks spirited, for your visit and comment

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
22nd Mar 2014 (#)

Good information shared.

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author avatar sukkran
22nd Mar 2014 (#)

thank you randhir.

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author avatar madugundurukmini
23rd Mar 2014 (#)

honey is not only sweet but also good for health.

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author avatar sukkran
23rd Mar 2014 (#)

yes, you are correct. thanks for your visit.

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