We often hear a lot of good things about honey and the benefits that it brings to our body, and how it should be used as a natural sweetener over regular sugar, but the question is, how much honey can we eat every day? If honey is that beneficial to us and is also irresistibly sweet and flavourful, why can’t we eat it excessively?
As per the widely-known principle, excessiveness of any food, including honey is not a wise choice. Similar to your daily water intake, it is advised for a normal person to drink up to 8 glasses of water per day to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, excessive water drinking may lead to possible life threatening complications too.
So how can we find a balance to it? Well, in the case of a healthy, balanced diet, 3-5 tablespoons of organic honey consumption per day is the sufficient amount to a normal person’s daily intake. A well balanced regimen to follow is to consume a tablespoon or two honey in the morning with your bowl of breakfast cereal or fruity yoghurt. Another tablespoon should be taken before bedtime to aid with digestion and sleep quality. As for the remaining amounts you can choose to incorporate it within your afternoon tea snacks, in baked goods, or even used in your dinner. Honey contains about 60 calories per tablespoon and generally a normal person’s daily caloric intake of simple sugars should not exceed 10%, therefore within the range of 200-300 calories of honey intake a day should be the perfect amount.
Nevertheless, there is not a formula to calculate how much honey we should eat per day. The amount consumed also depends on the person’s daily routine, is the person for instance a well disciplined active sports person who takes very low sugar content everyday keeping track of his/her diet, or is the person a sweet tooth who loves to eat desserts after every single meal and has a less active lifestyle. All these factors count towards the difference in daily honey intake for different people.
The key lesson you should take out of this is to know that replacing your regular sugar with honey is the ideal way to gain a healthier lifestyle, from using honey as a nutritious spread on a piece of toast to a natural sweetener in a cup of tea or coffee, with the replacement for empty-calorie table sugar I guarantee you will find positive changes to your body weight and overall health conditions.
It is not how much honey you can eat daily, but rather how much refined and processed sugar in our current diet that you can replace with a more superior sweetener (honey) every day.
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Eat your honey wisely! - Tiffson Co.