Honey could reduce blood sugar and cholesterol says study

Replacing your sugar with honey offers health benefits and could help prevent heart and metabolic diseases according to a recent study.

The new research is from the University of Toronoto, where scientists have revealed replacing sugar with honey is better for your cholesterol levels.

It has been widely reported in the UK media this week including:

The Independent  and The Evening Standard 

Of course, regular honey fans will already know that our favourite nectar can already be used as a natural sweetener, but what many people don’t know is that a pure, raw honey like Manuka is also a rich source of antioxidants and natural phenols.

That means as well as soothing your sore throats and coughs, Manuka honey has high levels of antibacterial activity that has been shown to kill certain types of bacteria.

Now this new research goes one step further and concludes that eating a pure, raw honey regularly could also help with reducing blood sugar as well as cholesterol levels.

The new data review and meta-analysis involved 18 controlled trials amd 33 trial comparisons in 1,105 predominantly healthy participants, assessing the effect of them eating honey on cardiometabolic outcomes.

Cardiometabolic diseases are a group of common but often preventable conditions including heart attack, stroke, diabetes, insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

The findings concluded that eating a pure, raw honey – just like our Genuine Manuka - can offer cardiometabolic benefits. Meaning it could help your body with heart diseases and metabolic disorders such as diabetes.

The new study was published earlier this month in the scientific journal Nutrition Reviews. Click here to read more information on this study.

Commenting on the findings, one of the lead authors said:

“The trials show that honey lowered fasting blood glucose, total and bad cholesterol, as well as being a marker of fatty liver disease.”

Finally, and perhaps most importantly for Manuka buyers, the researchers found that raw honey which was classified as “monofloral” provided the most cardiometabolic benefit.

Monofloral means honey that has predominantly been collected from one floral source, just like our Manuka!

You can browse our range of pure Monofloral Manuka in our current special offers here