How is honey good for weight loss?
If you try to weight loss, honey is the right choice for you.
Probably, you ask how that is possible?
Honey is a type of sugar ( fructose and glucose), and because of that people is thinking it can’t be part of any diet.
But, honey is a natural sweetener. Contains 22 amino acids and a variety of minerals essential, that are speeding up fat-burning metabolism and is very helpful for preventing obesity. Actually, Composed of 17% water and 82% carbohydrates, honey has a low content of fat, dietary fiber, and protein.
What is the difference between refined sugar and honey?
Well, besides similar sweet taste, everything else is different.
Refined sugar is just “empty calories”. It depends upon other nutrients of the body to get itself absorbed. The body starts lacking those essential nutrients as sugar utilizes them.
Therefore, when you eat too much sugar, you tend to gain weight not only because of the calories but from the subsequent lack of vitamins and minerals.
Honey balances this effect because it is a good source of nutrients that help people in their efforts to lose weight. All of them work united for the proper functioning of cholesterol metabolism which means preventing fat to get stored in the body.
You may think, I don’t want to eat any calories, so instead of sugar or honey, I will use sweetener.
Why is artificial sweetener bad for our body?
Artificial sweeteners are synthetic chemicals, some of which have been proven to cause cancer. Others – well there’s just not enough evidence out there to show that they are 100% safe.
Research has shown that the consumption of artificial sweeteners weakens the association of sweet taste as a food cue with post-ingestive caloric sensory. In turn, this can lead to the overconsumption of high-calorie sweet tasting foods when eaten in a diet alongside artificial sweeteners, which may cause weight gain.
So, the conclusion is that the ‘safest’ and healthier options for your diet is honey, and it is for a thousand years.
One study shows that taking about 75 grams of honey daily for two weeks lowers low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol in women with high cholesterol. Other research shows that taking honey with pollen and a pre-specified diet can reduce total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in individuals with abnormal cholesterol levels.