Honey and Weight Loss

Honey is found to be very effective in weight loss. This fact is mentioned in Ayurveda and also verified by various health researches. But every thing have its pros and cons. Here we will try to put some light on all these facts related to Honey and Weight Loss.

Honey and Weight Loss

A number of people use honey to loose some weight by using various methods. Some drink it with warm water and some make it a part of their diet. Most of the time it works but sometimes it can be harmful as well depending on your medical condition. For example if you are diabetic and you are using honey for weight loss then it can easily produce some negative side effects. So before you use honey as a weight loss medicine its better to know how it works.

Honey and Weight Loss - How it Works ?

Most of the people think that honey is a type of sugar and it would help in gaining weight. How can it help in Weight Loss ? Well ! here is the answer.

  • Honey is not just plain sugar that we usually eat. It contain vitamins and minerals that normal sugar don't have. To digest the normal sugar our body wastes its own resource of vitamins and minerals while its not so in case of honey. Honey add necessary vitamins and minerals like iron, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and calcium to our body. These extra nutrients are necessary to dissolve fat and cholesterol.
  • When we intake honey, our liver starts to produce glucose, it increases the brain sugar level and our brain releases the fat burning hormones.
  • Honey contains fructose while sugar contain glucose. Some people believe that fructose, which is fruit sugar is beneficial for human body rather than plain sugar. A number of athletes use fructose diet to increase their stamina and burn fat.

Honey and Weight Loss Diet

  • Some people use just a single teaspoon of honey mixed in one glass warm water. (Suggested)
  • Some take honey as a complete replacement of sugar in any food any that they eat. We don't suggest this thing as it can cause insulin resistance in body.

Honey and Weight Loss Side Effect

  • Some scholars don't agree with the fact that fructose have any positive effect compared to glucose. Both are sugar and if taken in excess amount then it will result in excess fat deposition in body. Apart from that fructose can also cause insulin resistance in body.
  • Both Fructose and Glucose have same chemical formula. But in hurry of loosing weight people often start to take more honey(fructose) than necessary and it results in increased weight.

Honey and Weight Loss in Ayurveda

According to ayurveda you should drink the following mixture every morning before eating anything. Its better to have it just after waking up.

Mix the following ingredients:
  • 1 glass lukewarm water
  • Half lemon / 3 tb. spoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
Don't eat or drink anything for 15 min after taking it.

Apart from above mention ayurvedic recipe for weight loss its necessary to avoid overeating and do some physical exercises. Cabbage is also considered very effective in weight loss. Ayurvedic experts suggest to eat one bowl of cabbage everyday if you are trying to loose some weight.

Read more: Ayurveda on using Honey for Weight Loss

Conclusion: No diet can help you in reducing weight unless you do some physical workout. Fat can be burned only when your daily calorie intake is less than your daily calorie consumption. So apart from using a spoonful of honey with warm water everyday, you should also indulge in some physical activity. The physical activity depends on your age and medical condition.

Note: Don't indulge in any activity to loose weight in very short span of time. Such crash courses put immense pressure on your body and may cause very worse side effects.

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