Monday, January 7, 2013

Benefits of honey for diabetes patients

Benefits of honey for diabetes patients
Honey as drinks are very beneficial for the health of late has been flourishing in the community. But there are few obstacles, whether honey is safe for consumption by people with Diabetes? Is not honey that tastes "sweet" it will increase blood sugar levels? This article hopefully will help you.

In The Journal of Medical Food 2004, Waili NS reported studies on the effects of honey on plasma glucose, C-reactive protein (CRP), and blood lipids in healthy, diabetic patients, and the excess lipid.

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is due to the disorder of the pancreas that produce insulin. Though insulin is needed to enter the blood glucose into the cells. In these circumstances the blood glucose levels in people with diabetes is very high.

Research by Waili and colleagues showed some results. First, in healthy people, it turns out regular sugar (dekstose) increased plasma glucose levels 52% in the first hour and 3% in two hours, while the honey increases plasma glucose levels of 14% in the first hour and 10% at two hours. It can be concluded that honey is only slightly improving blood sugar levels compared to other sugars. Second, regular sugar and artificial honey also increase triglyceride levels, whereas honey lowers triglycerides and increase good cholesterol (HDL). Third, if honey is taken for 25 days it lowers total cholesterol and bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL).

In diabetic patients, honey can lower total cholesterol, LDL and CRP. Honey can be used as an alternative sweetener because in addition to better metabolism, can also increase the levels of insulin than sucrose.

From these studies, it appears that honey can reduce blood glucose levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes thus replacing sweetened with raw honey (raw honey) provides many advantages.

In China, it has marketed a product combination of pollen and propolis Fengzhen claimed the researchers can control blood sugar levels and fat. In addition, it can also be said flexing of blood vessels, improving circulation to prevent complications of diabetes. The same researchers also succeeded in proving the effects of propolis in the treatment of diabetes mellitus as well as other traditional therapies, but faster in lowering blood sugar levels. Also propolis members good effect in diabetic patients with disorders of gingivitis and fungi in the mouth.

Honey is rich in complex carbohydrates, peptides and enzymatic processes that need to be burned as energy. This makes honey a type of sugar that is "slow burn" or have a low glycemic index is not burdensome to insulin. However, some apparently honey has a glycemic index large enough to consider what kind of honey is most suitable for diabetes and cholesterol disorders.


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