So you bought or about to buy a really expensive jar of raw honey, but didn’t know how to make the best use of it. In this article, you’ll learn how to eat honey the right (scientific) way and get the most bang for your buck.
For starters, you shouldn’t use a metal spoon to scoop these expensive honey. This sounds pseudoscience-ish and the rationale behind this rule is that the surface of the metal spoon might react with the acidic pH and active enzymes in honey, thus deteriorating the quality of the honey.
I personally like to use a biodegradable bamboo spoon, just to have that Nature’s feel and all that jazz.
Anyway, back to proper “honey eating etiquette”. Now, we’ll discuss the best timings of the day to consume your precious honey.
NOTE: For optimal results, use first-rate honey like Tualang honey or medical grade Manuka honey.
The best times to eat honey is arguably right after you wake up in the morning and directly before bed (before brushing teeth of course!).
In the morning, your body is in its most absorptive state and starving for nutrients after an 8hrs sleep without any nourishment. Therefore, 1 spoonful right after you wake up ensures that your body absorbs ALL the beneficial nutrients & enzymes in the honey.
Some honey like Tualang honey has naturally lower GI compared to others. That means the glucose to fructose ratio is close to 1:1. Eating a spoonful of low GI honey right before you sleep helps activate your liver to regulate your blood glucose level to its optimal levels more efficiently, making you sleep better and wake up with more energy. Therefore, make sure you consume the right type of honey, else eating a high GI honey before sleeping will cause your blood sugar level to spike and make your body work extra hard to regulate the extra sugar.
By eating honey once in the day and in the night, your body will receive the nutritional support it needs to perform at its peak, making your immunity stronger and have more energy throughout the day.
Wait, how about serving size?
The standard serving size for honey is 1 tablespoon. But if you’re eating Tualang honey, the serving size is 1 teaspoon instead of 1 tablespoon. Tualang honey is extremely concentrated with active enzymes that a teaspoon is equivalent to 1 tablespoon of other first-rate honey.
There you have it, I hope you find this short article useful. If you know any other “honey eating etiquette”, make sure to comment down below because sharing is caring!