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There is a widespread opinion that honey (especially for natural honey) is good for diabetes. But like cinnamon, the role of honey in helping people with diabetes is not fully known. And this may be still debatable, too!
Even some experts say that honey (including for natural honey) is not better than ordinary granulated sugar.
Honey is full of some essential nutrients. But when it comes to diet for diabetes, it doesn’t provide a significant benefit in controlling blood sugar.
However, honey may provide some benefits for people with diabetes, though again these are not significant to help cope with their blood sugar level. For instance, honey is sweeter than ordinary sugar. This means you can use it (in a smaller amount) for sugar in some recipes.
But it is also higher in calories that may contribute to your weight gain, especially if you use it excessively! And as well we know that it’s also important for diabetics to control their weight as well.
Unfortunately, many diabetics think that honey is safe sugar or even don’t classify it as a sugar. Sugar is sugar, that’s the key in diabetes diet. Although honey may provide some health benefits, but you need to consume it in moderation (particularly true if you’re a diabetic)!
Both cinnamon and honey may provide some benefits for people with diabetes in different ways, but again these claims are not proven yet.
Even when it comes to diet for diabetes, honey is not better than ordinary white /brown sugar! So, it’s still important for diabetics to keep consuming honey in moderation. And make sure to also count the carbohydrates and calories in honey!
And if you prefer cooking cinnamon or using it in foods, go ahead – but again, only in moderation! And if you want to take it in supplement, it’s much better to discuss with your doctor first!