Raw Honey: Study Finds This Sweetener May Help Lower Cholesterol Levels and Blood Sugar
- A new study found that honey consumption was linked to lower fasting blood sugar levels.
- They also found that eating honey was also linked to lower levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides.
- Clover honey and unprocessed raw honey appeared to be particularly beneficial for improving blood sugar control and lipid levels.
Honey is a natural sweetener that never goes bad when it’s properly collected and stored—and according to a new review of research, it may also have benefits for cardiometabolic health.
Nutrition Reviews recently published a systematic review and meta-analysis that evaluated the effects of honey, especially raw and clover honey, on risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
The authors found that honey consumption was linked to lower fasting blood sugar levels, as well as lower levels of total cholesterol and triglycerides. This may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
“I think the message from this study is that there may be some benefits in replacing some of the added refined sugars that you’re already consuming with honey,” Jamie Pope, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, an adjunct assistant professor of nutritional sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, Tennessee, told Healthline.
“A teaspoon of honey isn’t going to do a dang thing. However, habitual replacement of refined sugars with honey over time may have some positive impacts for people,” she said.
Clover honey and unprocessed raw honey appeared to be particularly beneficial for improving blood sugar control and lipid levels. Robinia honey, which is made from the pollen of the black locust tree, was also particularly beneficial for improving lipid levels.
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