Metabolism

Is honey consumption beneficial for metabolic health?

Dr Frank Lipman
Jan 12, 2023

Is honey consumption beneficial for metabolic health? New research suggests that the consumption of raw honey from a single floral source may be beneficial for human health.

Study Summary 

This new research analyzed 18 controlled trials which included over 1,100 participants, finding that: 

• Those who consumed a median daily dose of 2 tablespoons of this honey per day (for a median length of 8 weeks) had lower fasting blood glucose, lower LDL cholesterol, and lower levels of triglycerides. 

• Those who consumed this median daily dose also had higher HDL cholesterol. 

Hearty Take 

We typically don’t think of honey as a great food for metabolic health, due to its high sugar content. However, for raw single floral-sourced honey, the composition of organic acids and bioactive compounds likely contribute to these potential benefits. When choosing a honey, choose raw honey to avoid a loss of benefits! Reach out to your healthcare team to make sure honey is a good choice for you. 

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