Diet Nutrition & Honey Cures Questions Answered

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Question: I don't want my potassioum level to go higher. Does honey have high potassium?

Reply: You may want to make a decision on whether to take honey based on the mineral chart for potassium content in honey in: Honey Nutrition Facts.

Question: I am trying to get a count of the grams of fructose I consume in a day (to keep it low). How many grams of fructose are in a Tablespoon of raw honey?

Reply: A tbsp of honey is about 20g, so based on a 80% sugar composition and 1:1 ratio of glucose and fructose, the amount of fructose would be approx. 8g. PS: The effect of fructose of honey and fructose in other foods such as corn syrup or even fruits on our body is different.

Question: How many calories are there in one tsp of honey?

Reply: One teaspoon of honey has about 20 calories.

Question:Which type of sugar is found in honey?

Reply: Honey is made up of natural sugars - fructose and glucose.

Question:How much fat is there in raw honey? I'm on a diet but would like to start taking it.

Reply: Honey is a form of sugar, there is no fat in it. But when you eat more than what your body needs, regardless of whether it is sugar, fat, milk, or honey, the excess calories are stored as fat which leads to weight gain.

Question:What is the antioxidant content level in honey?

Reply: There are massive differences between floral plant varieties of honey with respect to its nutritional values. For instance, the antioxidant contents of honey can vary from 0.2mgkg-1 in some honey to 51.4mgkg-1 in others (e.g Manuka honey).

Question: I have just started watching the "sugar" content in foods that are in my diet, particularly "Fructose" Could you please tell me the "Fructose" level in Raw Honey?

Reply: Honey is 80% natural sugar - fructose and glucose. The ratio of fructose to glucose is about 1:1.

Question: How many grams of sugar does honey contain? I have yet to come to a site that gives that information.

Reply: Honey is basically a type of sugar (80%), so if you consume 20g of honey, you are in principle eating about 20g of sugar. The difference between honey and other sugar is it's natural and produced by the bees.
Honey versus Table Sugar
Natural Sweetener
Honey Nutrition

Question: Can you tell me between Honey with Lemon and Honey with Cinnamon, which of the two will be more effective and let me know the steps involved in consuming these diets.

Reply: Effectiveness of any remedies, including home remedies like honey and cinnamon or lemon and honey vary from person to person. Also the two mentioned remedies are used for different ailments. You can read the following articles to understand what the remedies do and their application:
Honey and Lemon and
Honey and Cinnamon .

Question: I need to know how to take honey to increase my weight.

Reply: You should try and increase your food intake without consuming too much fat and sugar. For instance, you can use honey in baked foods such as cakes and pastries, and as toppings for ice-cream and puddings. A glass of honey drink during meals may help you to relax, stimulate your digestive juices, and improve your appetite for bigger meals.

Question: Is it wise to eat raw honey before going to bed?

Reply: According to the Hibernation Diet, taking raw honey before going to bed is not only helpful in achieving healthy weight but unlocking energy resources many people never knew they. You may want to check out what the expert on hibernation diet has to say about this in : Hibernation Diet .

Question: Can you tell me about honey and milk use for needed childhood weight gain?

Reply: Honey when added to milk has been known to be helpful in improving the digestive system and appetite of children (above 18 months). When they eat well, you don't have to worry about their weight. If they don't like honey in their milk, a spoonful of honey can also be taken directly before bedtime. Read: Milk and Honey .

Question: My kid is 3 1/2 years old. Can I give him every night a table spoon of honey before bed?

Reply: For young children above 1.5 yrs of age, taking a tablespoon of honey before bed is fine. You can mix it into warm water for him. Some kids refuse to eat honey directly and when it's added to their milk, they don't like the altered taste of the milk.

Question: I was slightly underweight and so, started taking milk and honey regularly at night. But this led to a lot of weight gain around my waist and took me about 3 months to get back in shape. Is the combination of milk and honey known to cause weight gain?

Reply: The principle in gaining weight is very straightforward -- when you eat more than what your body requires, regardless of whether it's milk or honey, the excess calories are stored as fat and you gain weight. Every calorie you take counts. Hence, even if you take milk and honey at night, your body weight will not change as long as the calories you take match the calories you burn. Read:

Calorie Counter

Healthy Weight Loss

Question: I want to substitute honey in my tea. Currently, I have 1 1/2 cups of sugar in a gallon of tea. Can you advise if this can be done and if so how much honey?

Reply: As a guideline, I would replace one cup of sugar for half a cup of honey.

A few articles which you might be interested to understand more about honey diet nutrition:

1) Cooking with Honey

2) Honey Vs Sugar

3) Honey Varieties

However, if you are thinking of adding all the honey in a boiling hot pot of tea, I wouldn't advise that, because that would damage the goodness of the honey. So, what I would do is add the honey into individual cup when it's cooler and ready to drink.

Question: I always wonder if the apple cider vinegar is a base or an acid. Can you help to clarify?

Reply: Apple cider vinegar is acidic in taste but after digested in the body it is alkaline-forming. Read this article: Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Remedy

Question: Which honey is better for you cloudy honey or clear? Also what about children (mine are 5 and 7)? I am interested in getting more honey & cinnamon into their diet.

Reply: Cloudiness in honey is due to the presence of pollen, or particles such as wax and dust. Usually, raw honey that is unprocessed/unheated tends to be more cloudy than clear honey that is well-filtered and processed. 100%, unprocessed raw honey is more nutritious than processed ones. Read: "What's Considered Good Quality Honey" "What's so Special about Raw Honey"

As for the honey and cinnamon diet, the 2 ingredients are meant to be prepared and consumed in a specific ways for different purposes (obesity, cholesterol, etc). Read: "Honey and Cinnamon Remedy"

Consider the needs of your children. Using honey and cinnamon in baking (biscuits, cakes, etc) may be very exciting for young children (even adults) in terms of taste, but it's very different from concocting and consuming the 2 ingredients for ailments.

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