Some people believe that consuming honey can lose weight. However, has the benefits of honey for diet been proven true? Honey has been one of the natural ingredients that are known to have various benefits that are good for the health of the body.
In addition to being a mixture of food and drink, honey has long been used as a traditional medicine to heal wounds, such as burns or abrasions, as well as relieve coughs and skin irritation.
Not only that, some people also use honey to lose weight and achieve their ideal weight. However, are the benefits of honey to diet really scientifically proven?
Some studies show that replacing granulated sugar with honey is thought to prevent weight gain and reduce appetite. Consumption of honey regularly accompanied by a healthy diet is also known to reduce cholesterol.
Unfortunately, until now there has been no further research that can prove that honey can be beneficial to diet or proven effective in losing weight.
In 100 grams of honey (about 5 tablespoons), contains about 300 calories and 80 grams of sugar. This amount is indeed less than 100 grams of sugar which contain at least 390 calories.
Although the calorie and sugar content in honey is less than regular granulated sugar, the amount is still high. Too often consuming honey can actually cause the accumulation of calories in the body. Over time, these conditions can trigger weight gain.
In addition, the sugar content in honey can also be digested quickly by the body and cause an increase in blood sugar levels. This condition has the potential to trigger hunger, weight gain in the long run, and increase the risk of obesity.
In fact, one study showed that consuming foods or beverages with high sugar levels is thought to increase the risk of various health disorders, such as insulin resistance, diabetes, liver disorders, heart disease, depression, dementia, and cancer.
Honey can be used as an option for food and beverage sweeteners because it is considered healthier. In addition to having lower calories and sugar compared to regular sugar, honey also contains many antioxidants such as polyphenols and flavonoids.
These antioxidants are known to have many health benefits, including controlling blood sugar and cholesterol levels, maintaining the function and health of body organs, and lowering the risk of certain diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.
However, keep in mind that these benefits can only be obtained if you do not consume too much honey. Limit honey intake to no more than 4 or 5 teaspoons per day.
Instead of relying on honey for diet, it is better to have an effective diet, which is to limit the intake of high-calorie foods, cholesterol, salt and sugar, increase the intake of protein and fiber, and increase physical activity and exercise. If you find it difficult to control your weight, do not hesitate to consult a doctor. Your doctor will help you determine the type of food that is good and appropriate for your health condition, as well as healthy and effective ways to lose weight.
27th July 2020 18:30
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