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Iam suffering from Type II Diabetes and normally have a blood sugar level of around 250 but after taking medicines, it has come to the normal level. As I am around 85 kgs (aged 52 years, height 158 cms) and have a fat belly, somebody advised me to take ½ lemon juice with 1 tsp honey in warm water before my morning walk. Please let me know: Will honey increase the sugar level in my blood? Is there sugar in the honey?
Bipradip B, New Delhi As per your height, your weight should be about 65 kgs. Weight is gained by wrong and abundant eating accompanied by a sedentary lifestyle. So it is evident that if you wish to lose weight, you must eat sensibly and less, and increase your physical activities significantly. There is no short cut to optimum health and weight. It is widely believed that honey, hot water and lemon helps lose weight. However, even if this was true, it still will not work without the support of a healthy diet and regular exercise. Pure honey taken in a spoonful quantity per day would not disturb the blood sugar level but if honey has been adulterated with white sugar, then it would most certainly raise the blood sugar level. The test for the purity of honey is to keep the honey in the refrigerator. And if it solidifies by the next morning, then it has been mixed with sugar. Pure honey remains in a liquid state even in cold temperature.