Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Benefits of Honey for Heart Disease

This assumption some people about honey actually considered can lead to obesity, high blood pressure resulting in heart disease. Why? Because they think honey has a sweet taste from sucrose, glucose and fructose. We know that consuming excess sucrose is believed to increase risk of obesity, insulin resistance and high blood pressure. Sucrose also reduces beneficial HDL and increase triglyceride levels. Fructose have the same effect with sucrose. 

This is where the wonders of bee honey, sucrose, glucose and fructose contained in honey can actually be used as treatment of disease. Bees produce pure honey with flowers to suck nectar rich in sugar content, but the bees process the sugar was first in the belly of the bees. Once the nectar is processed in the honey bee's body, then remove honey bees from inside his stomach. So the sugars contained in honey is processed in the stomach in advance so that honey bees can seep directly into our blood. Based on scientific research, honey may seep into the blood about 10 minutes.

After 15 days of the experiment, people who consume honey levels of HDL (good) increases and decreases homocysteine ​​levels. Effect of honey every day for 15 days for people who have high cholesterol levels: total cholesterol decreased 8%, LDL (bad) cholesterol decreased 11%, and CRP decreased 57%. The research results of this study recommends that honey has a positive effect for patients with heart disease. In a relatively short time, honey can lower cholesterol and the most dramatic is the decrease in CRP levels of people who have high cholesterol levels. CRP seems to play an important role in addition to cholesterol causes heart disease. So consume sucrose, glucose and fructose may increase the risk of heart disease, this study recommends eating honey is not only safe but in fact it can be used as treatment of disease and heart healthy


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