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by 0 · about 11 hours ago

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 598 · about 11 hours ago

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 · about 11 hours ago

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 · about 11 hours ago

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 · about 11 hours ago

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 · about 11 hours ago

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 0 · about 11 hours ago

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 5 · about 11 hours ago

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 · about 11 hours ago

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 · about 11 hours ago

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 259 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 12 hours ago

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 12677 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 12 hours ago

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 456 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 12 hours ago

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 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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by 1467 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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Nance 0 · March 18, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Several things: putting juice/honey in your kefir (and drinking it right away) would be the same as when I add honey to my coffee (along with cream) or when others sweeten tea; it's an indulgence, but it doesn't negate the benefits. I brew my... (more)

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by 35 · about 12 hours ago

After doing Paleo for about a year, I'm about to start my very first Whole 30 this coming Monday. Here's the problem: I have sleep issues. Sometimes I don't fall asleep until the early morning and then I'm exhausted. Sometimes I fall asleep right... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 16, 2012 at 4:56 PM

I would just take the teaspoon of honey...

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by 1804 · about 12 hours ago

I've been reading about sugar lately and how it is composed of both fructose and glucose in different quantites depending on the type of sugar. The main difference between the two ingredients is that glucose is metabolized by every cell in the... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · March 13, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Raw sugar probably contains allergens and is pretty high in iron. White sugar is pure and safe in the right context(nutrient rich diet). Fructose is good for you and better to get from fruit.

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by 269 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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Nance 0 · March 05, 2012 at 5:17 PM

The antibiotic properties of honey apply when it is in its natural "intact" state. When honey is blended into other foods in small quantities those properties are lost--which may be a good thing, as it does kill both good and bad bacteria when... (more)

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by 3742 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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Eugenia 0 · February 27, 2012 at 5:04 AM

You should not take advice from people here that might suggest for you a particular honey brand. The reason for this is because in order to get the full benefits of honey, it must be not only raw, but also unfiltered, and LOCAL to where you live.... (more)

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by 270 · about 12 hours ago

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.

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · January 18, 2012 at 3:53 PM

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)

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