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by 0 · June 12, 2014 at 3:09 PM

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?

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Stephen_4 0 · June 11, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Hi @Paleoista, I see that you're looking for a nice sweetener that doesn't spike insulin since insulin spikes are bad! I completely agree with that since insulin spikes, instead of steady insulin levels could likely lead towards insulin resistance... (more)

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by 0 · May 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM

I may have just discovered I have a nut allergy but I believe I only get symptoms when I eat nut flour. I haven't made "baked goods" in a while. For Mother's Day my husband made me cupcakes with almond flour. I began getting weird leg... (more)

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TamesBM 0 · May 18, 2014 at 11:31 AM

I think it's more likely that it's something in the recipes (when you cook with the flour) rather than then flour itself (assuming it's 100% pure nut flour). What else do you put it the recipe besides honey and coconut oil? You didn't mention... (more)

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by 583 · April 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Leave it to Kresser to shake things up in the paleosphere! Apparently up to 20% (by weight!) of the food eaten by the Hazda during the wet season is pure honey! Just imagine how that translates to calorie percentage... And another tribe is... (more)

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Methodician 0 · April 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Just to stick with the devil's advocate role: Honey (especially darker honey) is chock full of antioxidants and other microniturients that won't show up in a simple nutrition report such as nutritiondata. Honey has some... (more)

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by 571 · March 03, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Sorry if this has been asked and answered. Search function is not working. Is it pointless to put raw honey into a hot drink like tea? Do the benefits of it being raw and local disappear because it is heated up before it is consumed? I... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · March 03, 2014 at 2:06 PM

I call hype on raw "local" honey.

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by 0 · February 20, 2014 at 3:49 PM

I am talking local, raw honey here. I like to have a bit of a sweet most days of the week. Usually this includes apple with nut butter, a banana with some 100 dark chocolate, some healthy brownies made with squash, hone, and coconut flour...... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · February 20, 2014 at 12:56 AM

i've been eating 1 tbsp of raw honey a day for months now. i blend it in kefir and really enjoy it. it feels decadent and i know it's good for me. i mainly eat it because i keep my diet low fiber and that tends to be low carb. i don't... (more)

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by 11682 · January 19, 2014 at 11:42 PM

I'm not a baking/dessert person. If I need sugar, I usually turn to fruits. So for the few times I decide to make a dessert, I try to make them nut-flour-free and baked-free (nut flours oxidize), using some raw honey and fruits. That's usually... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 19, 2014 at 11:42 PM

Honey is anti-microbial because it is so hygroscopic (having an affinity for water). Bacteria that are introduced to honey die because their water is removed. Temperature independent, and no good if diluted. There may be the odd anti-microbal... (more)

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by 0 · December 08, 2013 at 7:49 PM

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)

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by 2297 · December 06, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Has anyone heard of this new "Honey Diet"? Essentially it says to have some honey with hot water in the morning and at night...this will help you lose weight and improve physical... (more)

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staceyhudsonn 0 · December 06, 2013 at 1:07 PM

If you take honey with milk every day at morning, definitely you will gain weight, and at the same time if you wanna lose weight daily take honery with hot water, this will definitely give you result. My personal experience.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Is 100% pure honey considered paleo or does it need to be raw honey?

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whistlerski 0 · May 17, 2013 at 8:28 AM

/\ dont waste your money eating manuka, save it for wounds, sore thoats etc. I wouldnt worry too much about eating honey that isnt raw, i mean if your ever going to cook with it, it wont matter. Still though raw honey is the best. theres also... (more)

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by 1876 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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)

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NewPaleon 0 · May 06, 2013 at 12:09 AM

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.

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by 70 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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)

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paint94979 0 · May 02, 2013 at 11:04 PM

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

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 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... (more)

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miked_2 0 · January 27, 2013 at 6:50 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,... (more)

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by 952 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

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?

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Ruby_3 0 · January 20, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Raw honey that is from the region you live in. Buying local gives you the benefit of consuming pollen that you'll come in contact with during daily life. Organic isn't vital, though. Bees have an incredible travel radius and there is no way to be... (more)

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by 76 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

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)

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miked_2 0 · January 11, 2013 at 4:47 PM

There are only two types of simple sugar: glucose and fructose (there's also galactose in milk, but our body immediate processes it into glucose so it's treated the same). Everything else is just a combination of the two in different amounts. ... (more)

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by 202 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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)

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Ted_Hutchinson 0 · December 03, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Dear Mark: Raw Honey and Allergies, and Resveratrol Debunked? Birch pollen honey for birch pollen allergy--a randomized controlled pilot study. (more)

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by 259 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

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)

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Rhi_1 0 · November 13, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I notice that the more sweet stuff I eat, the more I want to eat. I found that ditching honey has made self-control easier, and I don't have that niggling "sweet-tooth". Not related to honey exactly, but it was my last sweetener, and I'm finding... (more)

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by 476 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

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)

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foreveryoung 0 · October 07, 2012 at 1:05 PM

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)

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by 12642 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

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)

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blueballoon 0 · September 14, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Buying from the honey industry is different (generally speaking) from buying local, raw honey. The majority of our food crops are pollinated by bees that are transported hundreds of miles, essentially in crates. I do not keep bees, but I know... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

So, the other day, a friend cooked dinner for me, and she had make a dressing from olive oil, fig honey, and a bit of vinegar... She made the honey herself, it seems pretty simple (just water & dried figs), and I'm not a big fan of normal... (more)

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Varelse 0 · August 30, 2012 at 5:10 AM

That sounds freaking delicious! Just keep in mind that it's still a sweetener and so should be consumed with regard to your overall goals. :) I'm totally thinking about all the awesome things that could go on. I bet it would be great drizzled... (more)

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by 14877 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Here are two incredible videos of the length our HG ancestors will go to obtain valuable sources of nutrition. The first video is for fish, and the second video is for honey. Since I have to have a question, I'll ask, what is your reaction? ... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · July 25, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Those are amazing videos. I am still in awe. It brings into perspective how much I take for granted!

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by 456 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

So I've been doing really well on Paleo and I've done my first week of a perfect paleo diet... or did I? A treat, I liked to mix 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cups of almonds, and a tbsp of raw, unfiltered, organic honey. I've been doing reading and there... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · July 15, 2012 at 10:13 PM

The Hadza, an opportunistic foraging tribe, consume very large quantities of honey during certain times of the year, and it is universally ranked as the most preferable food source- higher than meat, berries, baobab fruit, and tubers. It... (more)

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by 1213 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

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)

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Amy_B_ 0 · June 13, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Don't know if you do dairy or not, but if you do, you can drizzle honey over Greek yogurt or cottage cheese. Yuuumm....even better with honey and cinnamon! You could make a dip for plain grilled chicken or pork -- maybe just add a little honey to... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

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)

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Eugenia 0 · May 23, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Yes, honey IS Paleo (despite some Paleo decision-tree graphics that float online saying it's not). Hunter-gatherer tribes are often put their lives at risk to get some honey. As long as: You're not trying to lose weight You're not trying to be... (more)

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by 5509 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

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)

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Jen_20 0 · March 24, 2012 at 8:45 PM

I have some in the cupboard, but have yet to use it. Mine is raw, organic coconut sugar. I consider it an item to be used scantily, and I have it mostly to offer to guests if they want a sweetener. ( I rarely have guests, which is why it remains... (more)

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by 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

I have spoken with some people (not just Paleo/Primals), but Low-Carbers who have tried to reintroduce certain foods and get into trouble. Perhaps their gut has not healed fully, or gut flora need more time. Perhaps there are still some underlying... (more)

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Stacy_5 0 · March 23, 2012 at 3:23 AM

Sounds like they were seduced by the Peatatarians! I have detoured into Peat's World twice in the last 18 months of paleo. The first time was short, no ill effects. The second time I bought a jar of raw honey and ate it with a spoon -- something I... (more)