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How much honey should we eat and how often

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 27, 2013 at 6:00 PM

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 every now and again, or if on the other hand we should only take it a few times a year, but eat as much as we want (like I assume our ancestors did every time they found a hive.)?

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on January 28, 2013
at 10:57 PM

Yes, but that comment always comes up here on PH. It's like people just look for any excuse they can to find a reason why something sweet could be good for them too. I just wanted to head that off before it came up.

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on January 28, 2013
at 10:07 PM

if you are eating honey to get your nutrients, you are doing it wrong!

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on January 28, 2013
at 04:12 AM

Because I've been eating as much for all my life and I don't have any diabetes. For an average person, IMHO, is safe, WHEN there's no other source of sugar consumed the same day. Besides, not everyone is trying to lose weight over here. Honey IS a Paleo food, and not evil.

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on January 28, 2013
at 12:36 AM

This is a bad, seeming random recommendation. Why not 1/3 of a teaspoon? Or 1.5 teaspoons?

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on January 27, 2013
at 08:24 PM

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510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

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on January 27, 2013
at 06:50 PM

"Because Johnny Cavemean could have had it" is a bad argument. Paleo is about using our ancestry to form hypotheses and then test them in the modern world.

To answer your question: honey is sugar. Have as much honey as you would have sugar, your body treats it the same way. I know there may be other "nutrients" and good things in honey, but it's small compared to the sugar, so just treat honey as sugar and you're safe.

510bdda8988ed0d4b0ec0b738b4edb73

(20898)

on January 28, 2013
at 10:57 PM

Yes, but that comment always comes up here on PH. It's like people just look for any excuse they can to find a reason why something sweet could be good for them too. I just wanted to head that off before it came up.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 27, 2013
at 08:24 PM

word .

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on January 28, 2013
at 10:07 PM

if you are eating honey to get your nutrients, you are doing it wrong!

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on January 27, 2013
at 11:24 PM

lol anytime you see the phrase "our ancestors" you know something is wrong....have as much honey as your body tells you to...jeez this is not that complicated

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on January 27, 2013
at 11:16 PM

Most everything is fine as long as we don't over-do it. Prescribing a specific frequency for any foodstuff is going a little overboard. The answer is anywhere from never to daily.

I probably go though a pound every 6-8 weeks myself.

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3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on January 27, 2013
at 07:59 PM

A teaspoon a day won't hurt you, as long as you don't do any other kind of sugar/dessert-y food that day.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

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on January 28, 2013
at 04:12 AM

Because I've been eating as much for all my life and I don't have any diabetes. For an average person, IMHO, is safe, WHEN there's no other source of sugar consumed the same day. Besides, not everyone is trying to lose weight over here. Honey IS a Paleo food, and not evil.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on January 28, 2013
at 12:36 AM

This is a bad, seeming random recommendation. Why not 1/3 of a teaspoon? Or 1.5 teaspoons?

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on January 28, 2013
at 12:48 AM

Who are we to tell you how much honey to eat? "Don't eat x amounts of x because then it will mess you up". Eat how much you want. I would personally eat as much as I wanted AS LONG as I still felt good and didn't notice any negative affects.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on January 27, 2013
at 09:30 PM

i don't eat honey too often but i like making honey mustard with it. i eat that with chicken sometimes and use about a tbsp of it. besides that, i just like fruit as my sweet food.

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Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad

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on January 27, 2013
at 07:40 PM

Had to give it up for the effect on my blood glucose. So much lovely raw honey in my area, too. I think I overdosed on honey for years, I count it as probably one of the contributing reasons to my diabetes II.

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on January 27, 2013
at 11:55 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Herbal-Antibiotics-Alternatives-Drug-Resistant-Medicinal/dp/1580171486

For the past 2 days, I took a several tablespoon fulls of expensive Manuka honey (from Australia...supposed to be the most medicinal) on the recommendation of the book above. I figured if honey heals wounds and has such awesome antibacterial properties, surely it must be good internally. I took the recommended dosage in hot ginger/lemon tea (3 TB 3 x day). I felt good for one day, but then the next day, my tongue was totally white. I felt hung over, and I slept terribly (muscles all taunt and couldn't release). I do have an autoimmune disorder which may be caused by an underlying bacterial infection. It amazed me how it instantly must have fed on the sugar. I think I'm going to pass on honey after this and try another herbal antibiotic.

The only other thing I wondered is could honey cause die-off symptoms? It was an interesting experiment. I wonder if others have noticed this problem.

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7afd82aa9c70744420308d569c84d09b

on January 27, 2013
at 11:24 PM

@Eugenia stop spreading your bs...you dont know what your talking about

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