Can date syrup (thick and sticky black syrup extracted from dates after boiling) be used as a substitute for maple syrup and honey? Which is the best sweetner that doesn't spike insulin levels too much?
In the SIBO diet people are only allowed to have fruits in moderation and generally fructose is considered bad for the gut. However in the elemental version honey is listed as the carbohydrate source. If you use honey as your carb component... (more)
I hear all kinds of talk about allergies being 'cured' by consuming honey that is native to your area (with the thought that if you consume pollen used to make honey in your area, you will develop some sort of tolerance to the local... (more)
I've heard this too but the way I got rid of my seasonal allergies was to go grain and sugar free for a couple of months. After that I added back white rice, potatoes, and fruits in small amounts.
I recently made a huge push at my business to supply In-House Honey-Cured Bacon. We make it from locally supplied pasture raised pork belly, local raw unfiltered honey, and pink sea salt. After finally making this a reality, I have customers... (more)
Sugar free for me I have tried bacon with maple syrup and bacon with no sugar... I prefer the sugar free... The majority of Paleo/Primal people will prefer sugar free
So, after doing some research I've come to the conclusion that honey is ok in paleo as long as you don't overdo it. It makes sense since our ancestors would have had access to it every once in a while. My question is if we should eat little of it... (more)
This thread is not about "whether honey is paleo" or "how much honey is ok", but about particular types of honey that are healthiest. Does source matter? Linden Honey, buckwheat honey, etc? Why?
Okay.. Sugar. I'm totally baffled by this one and can't figure it out. I know I'm not supposed to have sugar and as far as food goes I'm okay with that. I just use 1 and a half teaspoons in a large cup of tea (I'm in love with earl grey tea and... (more)
I've been told that eating honey from a local bee keeper/hive should help dealing with pollen allergies. Now I have found this delicious honey at our farmers market but now I wonder how much do I need to eat from this honey (or add to tea) for the... (more)
Hello all, I consume around 2 tbsp manuka honey a day, divided in 3 portions, mixed with sourcream, berries and almond meal. It is my dessert which is really uplifting, so I need very good reasons to get rid of it. But I am also trying to heal... (more)
Whats the view on honey? If you're wanting to eat Paleo then a few honey gorges per year would seem reasonable. My problem is acne, so I don't know how it differs from plain sugar from a metabolic standpoint. I've seen a lot of anecdotal... (more)
The two are not mutually exclusive- it can be both a paleo superfood AND a sugary indulgence. An unfortunate aspect of Paleo is that it tends to be black and white very often. For instance, eggs are good so we must eat them (in not insignificant... (more)
I've been buying a fair amount raw honey from a nearby farm this summer and using it as an energy source to sustain a lot of of intense physical activity. I'm not really looking to discuss the health benefits or risks of this, but I was curious... (more)
I've seen a lot of delicious-looking recipes that utilize raw honey, but most of them involve baking, which seems counterproductive if you would like to keep it raw (I think it's somewhere around 120 degrees that it pasteurizes, which is surely... (more)
I consume maybe 20 grams of carb daily. High fat and some protein. However I do down a teaspoon of raw honey before bed. I seem to sleep more soundly that way. My question: Is honey Paleo? It's been consumed by humans for a few thousand years, bui... (more)
I saw coconut sugar at the store yesterday and was wondering what everyone's thoughts on this were? I assume it's not paleo because it reminds me of honey...but I am just curious. I try to limit my carbs to vegetables and fruit. I use stevia in... (more)
This question was sort of asked in another post but I don't think I got the answer. http://paleohacks.com/questions/102813/does-honey-kill-the-good-bacteria-too#axzz1pAkMy4sM (more)
Honey is often said to kill bacteria, for example manuka honey fights H. Pylori in our digestive tract. But does it harm the good bacteria in our gut (regular honey, not necessarily manuka)? What about when I mix honey with a probiotic yogurt or... (more)
I like honey and I know that raw honey is supposed to be healthier but I can't get past the thought that there might be bug parts in it. Can you all recommend a raw honey which will alleviate this concern? Preferably something that resembles the... (more)
Oh hello. Would you like a donut recipe? Ok, here you go: 1/3 cup melted coconut oil or butter, plus more for greasing the pans 1 cupe your choice of sugar - turbinado, coconut etc 3/4 cup rice flour + 1/3 cup of regular rice flour OR brown... (more)
I apologize if this has been asked before but I am confused about raw honey vs honey in the supermarkets. Is it that the ones in the stores are pasteurized? How exactly are they different and am I wasting my money on store bought honey.
Honey at the grocery, unless stated it's "raw" is pasteurized so it will be clear and golden. Raw honey is off-white and cloudy. Definitely buy local if you can, any greenmarket should be able to hook you up, support your farmer :) I know that... (more)
I had been using inulin powder recently along with the Primal Defense Probiotic. I read that inulin helps the probiotic, so it seemed like a good idea at the time. The inulin seemed to be causing me some gut ache, just below my waist, which... (more)
"It got me thinking though, if inulin and other FODMAPs are good for some of the so called "good bacteria" then surely avoiding FODMAPs is not good in the long run?" It's pretty unlikely you are sensitive to all FODMAPs and even more unlikely you... (more)
I have a recipe for home made chocolate bars. It calls for either agave nector or stevia drops. Could I substitute honey instead? I worry that it won't be the right consistancy. The other two ingredients are baking cocoa and coconut oil. Any... (more)
Yes, you can substitute honey. You can also use maple syrup - very nice with chocolate. Here are the ratios if you're substituting for regular sugar, you don't list the recipe, so just do a little math comparing the honey to the Agave. I don't use... (more)
This is the cleanest and most complex honey I have ever tasted! I will never buy from the big box store again--even if it says "Raw" on the label. This lady is a rock star in beekeeping circles. http://altarvalleyconservation.org/dee.html (more)
I'm under the impression that the best honey is LOCAL raw honey from where you live, as the honey contains pollen gathered in the same area. Anyhow, that's what I buy and I agree there's no comparison to big-box honey.
I need a probiotic yoghurt for my gut issues, so I make my own lactose-free probiotic goat yoghurt (fermented for 24 hours, I tolerate goat dairy better). The problem with lactose-free goat yoghurt is that it's very bitter (more so than cow... (more)
Anyone tried consuming bee pollen or raw honey on a regular basis and notice and improvements? There are a lot of claims out there (e.g., http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/bee.htm) and I'd like to hear some experiences. (more)