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by 0 · June 12, 2014 at 03:09 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 01:48 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 560 · April 30, 2014 at 05:16 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 04:20 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 02:06 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 02:06 PM

I call hype on raw "local" honey.

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by 0 · February 20, 2014 at 03:49 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 11648 · 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 07:49 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 2272 · December 06, 2013 at 01:07 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 01:07 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 · May 17, 2013 at 08:28 AM

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

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whistlerski 0 · May 17, 2013 at 08:28 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 1883 · May 26, 2013 at 06:22 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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ManderMoo 0 · May 06, 2013 at 01:15 AM

I can't give you an educated answer, but with this logic should I roast up one of my dog's legs because I am allergic to his fur and dander? While three legged dogs are cool and all, I do not think this will cure my allergy. I think I will let him... (more)

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by 70 · May 03, 2013 at 01:19 AM

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 · January 28, 2013 at 12:48 AM

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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Lindy_1 0 · 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... (more)

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by 952 · January 21, 2013 at 08:55 AM

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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Kashkillz 0 · January 20, 2013 at 08:30 PM

There is no evidence that local honey affects seasonal allergies. The reaction-causing proteins are not present in the metabolized pollen which is what honey is. I second Manuka honey. Delicious and loaded with enzymes.

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by 64 · January 12, 2013 at 01:32 AM

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 04:47 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 · December 03, 2012 at 07:58 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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PrimalFit_D 0 · December 03, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Essie I just started doing this as well. I've heard about the benefits from both Paleo and non-Paleo people. However, make sure you purchase Raw, Local, Unfiltered, Honey with actual bee pollen in it. Whole Foods sells this honey at my area... (more)

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by 259 · December 11, 2012 at 06:39 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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Jason_31 0 · October 16, 2012 at 01:17 AM

I still eat it occasionally but probably only 2 or 3 tbsps per week. I put it in tea when I get a sore throat and sometimes I go super treat on the post workout snack and mash a banana with almond butter and 1 tbsp of buckwheat honey.

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by 476 · October 25, 2012 at 11:31 AM

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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the_paleo_elephant 0 · October 07, 2012 at 01:25 PM

Just remember not to bake with raw honey. I mean, you can, but you're basically pasteurizing it. Ruins all the good stuff! :)

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by 12607 · September 14, 2012 at 01:50 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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Matt_11 0 · September 14, 2012 at 01:50 PM

The problem is that domestication takes its toll on survivability over time. European honey bees aren't exactly hardy either, so it's become quite a mess... particularly where domesticated bees have displaced native pollinators. It's rather... (more)

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by 15 · August 30, 2012 at 09:07 AM

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 05:10 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 14507 · October 03, 2012 at 10:04 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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alligator 0 · October 03, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Those are awesome. Thank you for sharing. Honey = liquid gold? I can live with that.

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by 456 · July 16, 2012 at 02:29 AM

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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Higgs 0 · July 16, 2012 at 02:05 AM

Speaking as an individual with Crohn's,raw honey is one of the few sources of carbohydrate that does not cause myself issues with bloat if consumed in more than small quantities. I also have to say it is pretty nice to take a spoonful before bed... (more)

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by 1206 · June 15, 2012 at 06:27 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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trey_3 0 · June 13, 2012 at 02:53 PM

this is a daily part of what I call my Gatherer Berry Bowl (mix a berries + toasted flakes): Ingredients: 7 cups raw unsweetened coconut flakes • 2 cups of chopped mixed nuts of your choice • 1/2 cup of flax seed • 1/3 cup honey • 1/3 cup... (more)

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by 5 · June 27, 2013 at 10:32 AM

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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mandy_7 0 · June 27, 2013 at 10:32 AM

Honey was absolutely, without a doubt, consumed by our ancestors. I'm a farmer and I know how hard it is to use my hands to turn soil and water and sunshine into nourishing calories...so I can only imagine how hard it was without seed catalogs,... (more)

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by 5476 · May 31, 2013 at 12:54 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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Kimmie 0 · March 24, 2012 at 11:20 PM

I wonder about it's fructose content, since it's supposed to be lower glycemic, but I can't find any definitive data. Is it low glycemic in the same way that HFCS is low glycemic?

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by 6218 · March 23, 2012 at 04:00 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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dzone 0 · March 23, 2012 at 03:51 AM

I dunno. My N=1 experience tells me that carb load is not what makes you gain or lose weight. I mean 300g of carbs per day is 1200 kcal, unless this person didn't cut back their fat intake to balance this amount I don't really see why... (more)