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2011/04/08 11:15:33 (permalink)
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Honey

Honey is it good or bad ??
 
im using honey as a sweetner in my tea,  this has to be a better alternative to sugar ? surely.
 
Will honey, keep the bicycle tyre around my waist or should it be cut out completly 
 
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    stealthy
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/08 12:07:21 (permalink)
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    Depends how your entire diet is and your daily calorie intake is mate. The difference between honey and sugar is that honey is fructose so has a low gi and sugar is glucose high gi, so also depends which you need
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/08 16:04:30 (permalink)
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    Cheers matey, well on that note, i believe low gi is better..
     
    Overall theres much more goodness in honey than granulated sugar

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    Re:Honey 2011/04/08 18:20:46 (permalink)
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    Honey is tsp for tsp more calorie dense and due to the nature of the carb breakdown actually will tend to produce gram for gram more fat (fructose flops over into fat production in the liver and alters the behaviour of the liver to glucose) but it is sweeter so you;d expect someone to use less.
     
    BUT
     
    Sugar is sugar, get used to not having sweet tea (and drinks and foods) and this will make a much bigger impact that any worrying of high GI vs low GI, fructose vs glucose etc etc etc.
     
    It's all about habits.
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/09 13:48:29 (permalink)
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    Use Splenda.

    What's the worst that could happen?
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/11 15:00:16 (permalink)
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    If you can afford it, id imagine Manuka honey would have less sugar than regular honey. 
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/11 16:47:35 (permalink)
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    At the end of day if your having 1 or 2 cups with honey its no real difference as long as its 1 teaspoon per cup.
     
    But if your having 8 or 10 mugs a day your gonna struggle to lose that spare tyre.
     
    Personlly I use honey mostly post workout.
     
    post edited by Will8801 - 2011/04/11 16:48:42

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    Re:Honey 2011/04/11 20:18:55 (permalink)
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    ah drew you beat me.
     
    Personally, cut down on normal sugar - I know have 1 or 2 mugs of coffee to keep the milk and sugar contribution down in my daily calories - its horrible coming of 5 or more when working but you change a habit for the better and make it stick you are making a long term contribution to your well being :)
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/11 21:13:04 (permalink)
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    I always have a good squeeze of honey in my porridge most mornings. I can't eat it if it isn't sweet
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/13 01:14:02 (permalink)
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    I'm the same with my porridge. Honey is a must! I could not eat porridge without it.

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    Re:Honey 2011/04/13 02:02:59 (permalink)
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    I have a sprinkle of splenda on my oats and that makes it sweet enough for me!
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/13 08:51:22 (permalink)
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    MonkeyMagic

    I have a sprinkle of splenda on my oats and that makes it sweet enough for me!

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    Re:Honey 2011/04/13 09:50:16 (permalink)
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    Dr Pepper

    Use Splenda.

    I X 2 This. Been using splenda for a while now, at first I have to admit I noticed a bit of a strange taste at first but now it tastes better than sugar
     
    Also use it in your cereals, its amazing how little you need to make your cereals nice and sweet.
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/13 10:00:03 (permalink)
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    I add a few tabs of sweetner to my porridge BEFORE cooking.
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/13 23:47:30 (permalink)
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    Burtie

    I add a few tabs of sweetner to my porridge BEFORE cooking.

    I find the tabs tend to be more likely to have the bitter after taste
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/14 08:42:32 (permalink)
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    I use tabs in coffee as the granulated sweetener tends to fizz and sit on the top.
     
    Note, I do also add some granulated sweetener to the top of my porridge (esp if it was made with water and not milk).
     
    Compared to sugar, it's all a little bitter, guess I'm used to it by now.
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/14 08:46:06 (permalink)
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    Try and steer clear of the ones that are based on saccarin and aspartame as they will have a bitter aftertaste.
     
    The ones i use are Tesco Value sweetener which is cyclamate based. Its a different type of sweet to Splenda, but no aftertaste and you get a lot for your money.
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/14 08:58:04 (permalink)
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    I use the Lidl ones (1200 tabs for £1.30 ish) seem to be 66.7% sodium cyclamate and 6.7% sodium saccharin (oops)..
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/14 09:31:24 (permalink)
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    Theyre exactly the same as the Tesco Value ones.
     
    Its only the ones that are predominately saccharin which is what leaves the horrid aftertaste.
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    Re:Honey 2011/04/14 09:45:35 (permalink)
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    i agree, in the end its all about habits, as stated above,  you have years of taking sugar in food , drinks and then to stop is like going cold turkey for some....
     
    as already said, if you cant stop use splenda..

    Jón Páll Sigmarsson
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