Saturday, November 22, 2008

Diabetes Foods: Is Honey a Good Substitute for Sugar?

Mayo Clinic, 11/19/2008

Q. I have diabetes, and I'm wondering if I can substitute honey for sugar in my diet?

A. Generally, there's no advantage to substituting honey for sugar in a diabetes eating plan. Both honey and sugar will affect your blood sugar level.

Honey is sweeter than granulated sugar, so you might use a smaller amount of honey for sugar in some recipes. But honey actually has slightly more carbohydrates and more calories per teaspoon than does granulated sugar — so any calories and carbohydrates you save will be nominal…

1 comment:

Randeg said...

I am glad you had this published for I just love honey with my tea. Aside from loving it, I thought I read somewhere that it is good brain food. But now with your publication on this topic I may have to re-visit this. The other disadvantage of using honey is that it has more calories. Yikes! No wonder I've been gaining weight. Thank you for putting me on track!

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