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Benefits of Honey in Weight Loss

The benefits of honey mostly apply to weight loss programs. If you are trying to lose weight, honey can be very helpful, but before we discuss the benefits of honey in weight loss, we should address some of the concerns that people often have regarding honey.

Many people ask: Isn’t honey a type of sugar? Doesn’t it contribute to weight gain? Won’t the calories in honey negate weight loss efforts?

That is correct, because honey does contain sugar. However, unlike refined sugar, honey contains beneficial vitamins and minerals as well. Refined table sugar, which people often use to sweeten their food, is considered a source of “empty calories”, meaning that there is no ulterior benefit to eating them.

Normally, to digest sugar, vitamins and minerals stored in the body are utilized, which uses up many of these essential nutrients. These nutrients are essential to dissolve fats and cholesterol, so ingesting pure sugar is somewhat wasteful.Therefore, when you eat too much sugar, you tend to gain weight not only because of the calories, but from the subsequent lack of vitamins and minerals. Honey balances this effect because it is a  good source of nutrients that help people in their efforts to lose weight.


Honey contains nutrients such as protein, water, enegry,  fiber, sugars and various vitamins and minerals. It contains minerals such as iron, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and calcium. Honey is a good source of vitamins that include folate, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin C, and vitamin B-6.

For people who are overweight or obese, honey not only reduces risk of cardiovascular disorders, it also does not increase the body weight.

Findings of research study suggests that consumption of honey may help in reducing cholesterol as compared to sugar. It also leads to lower increase in plasma glucose levels.

Benefits of Honey in Relation to Weight Loss

Honey and Warm Water

Normally, fat remains as an unused resource in the body, adding bulk and weight, but it is believed that honey has the ability to mobilize this stored fat. When this fat is burnt to provide energy for your daily activities, you will see a gradual decrease in weight and a relief from the problems of obesity.

Honey has also been shown to positively increase the levels of “good” cholesterol in the body, and also reduces cardiovascular strain, which means you can lead a more active, healthy life, which will further promote your weight loss programs, since you won’t be worried as much about artherosclerosis, or the risk of heart attacks or strokes when going for a morning run!
Research suggests that drinking honey (about one tablespoon daily), with an equal amount of warm water can stimulate this beneficial process.

WeightlosshoneyHoney and Lemon Juice

Honey can also help in weight loss when consumed with warm water and lemon juice. Many people drink this formula as a start to their day as a way of stimulating weight loss. Honey is packed with 22 amino acids and a number of valuable vitamins and minerals, many of which benefit the body’s metabolism. By regulating the function of the metabolism, food is utilized properly, fat is converted into usable energy, and overall health is improved.

The lemon juice in this mixture also is loaded with Vitamin-C (also known as ascorbic acid), which increases liver function and fat metabolism. Furthermore, lemon juice increases the function of glutathione, which is a key antioxidant for detoxification and quick slimming.

Combining the weight loss powers of lemon juice with the metabolism-stimulating effects of honey, this elixir, if drunk once a day, can give you some seriously attractive results!

Honey and cinnamon

Another popular recipe combines cinnamon with honey and warm water. Research studies suggest that the use of cinnamon is beneficial for weight loss.


Mix one tablespoon of cinnamon power with one tablespoon of honey and one cup of warm water. Thoroughly mix these ingredients and drink it on an empty stomach.

Cinnamon has also been shown to have a regulating effect on blood sugar levels, and the metabolism of glucose. High blood sugar levels can lead to increased storage of fat in the body, so cinnamon has a positive impact on this aspect of weight loss. Combined with the metabolism power of honey, this mixture can be a powerful boost to your weight loss efforts.

Research has not clearly explained how this mixture helps in weight loss, but many people claim to have seen positive results from its regular consumption.

Hibernation Diet

With all of the new diets that spring up every year, it is difficult to know which one will benefit your body and weight loss efforts. One aspect of the hibernation diet to lose weight is to consume a spoonful of honey before going to bed. As you sleep, the honey will continue stimulating liver function, keep your metabolism burning fat, and easing the amount of stress hormones which are in your system. As the name implies, it helps you hibernate in a healthy and relaxing way!

Improves Digestion

Honey also improves your digestion, which can help in reducing static weight in your digestive system. Therefore, honey can be consumed after dinner, particularly after eating a large meal

Good Substitute of Sugar

Honey is a good substitute of sugar. It can be used in different beverages such as tea, lime juice. Among other food items, it can be used in desserts, pancakes instead of sugar. One may add honey to oatmeal, peanut butter sandwich for additional nutrients, good taste and a lower risk of weight gain.

Many people stop eating to reduce their weight, but this is a potentially dangerous practice. If you don’t eat enough food, which is the primary way of acquiring calories, vitamins, minerals, and fiber, your immune system will weaken.

Your weight loss program should focus on reducing the intake of calories, rather than stopping the intake of calories. Furthermore, you should also increase your daily elimination of calories through regular exercise.

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  1. Louis says:

    I buy organic raw honey locally.

  2. Dikeledi Mokatsanyane says:

    i like de advice i got frm u guyz thnx

  3. Don Chris Cool says:

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  4. Patrice Carington says:

    You are awesome!

  5. Olasumbo Ayodeji says:

    †ђε consumption of honey and lemon juice with warm water evry morning is a G✆✆D step to weight loss.

  6. Adrian Stefan says:

    I would also add: Strengthens white blood cells, Promotes blood formation and even preventing bad breath. Here's a complete list of 50 miraculous health benefits of honey: http://www.the-perfectshape.com/2010/10/50-miraculous-health-benefits-of-honey/

  7. Jammalamadaka Prasad says:

    I am using the honey +lemon+ hot water daily with empty stomach. To my knowledge it is a slow process.

  8. Siva Kumar says:

    thankes for good infarmation

  9. Kristbjörg Elín Kristmundsdóttir says:

    I cant wait for my first harvest, I started beekeeping in June, and then it will be lemon, honey and warm water. I use also honey with apple cider vinegar to get the body more alkaline and and to strengthen the immune system. Best of luck to you all :-)

    • Kristín Sigurðardóttir says:

      hljómar delissíjus, minn sumardrykkur er: hungang, myntulauf,1.dr. lemon ilmkjarnaolía(lífræn)og 4 dúllu dropar af Lífsbjörginni<3

    • Kristbjörg Elín Kristmundsdóttir says:

      já það er frábært. Ég ætla að bæta kanil í líka og þá er að sjálfsögðu blómadropar dagsins settir í líka.

    • Kellie Capron says:

      i heard apple cider vinegar helps with weight loss too is that true ??

    • Kristbjörg Elín Kristmundsdóttir says:

      I am not sure of that, but the honey might. I do it for the alkalin effect, it makes the body more flexible and boosts the immune system.

    • Herbert Weiss says:

      Oh chemistry(bio-Ch.) of the body

    • Carey Ann Heaton says:

      I believe that it has to be raw apple cider vinegar. You would have to buy it at a health food store. Just the regular apple cider vinegar at the grocery store is not the right stuff.

    • M Al Ssayyed says:

      Yesss after every meal …!!

    • Abegail Villanda says:


    • Katherine Elizabeth-anne Yearwood says:

      yes it does help with weight loss, however you need to be careful when consuming it because if you consume it too much you can damage the inside of your body

  10. Neeraja Sree says:

    iam going to do this, let's see what will happen.

  11. John Matthews says:

    The natural sugars are absorbed better by the body. Raw honey contains enzymes that can support the immune system.For more information about Health visit stayfitnutrition website.

  12. Melissa Hicks says:

    The best honey in the world comes from New Zealand and its called Manuka Honey. It can be found from the Us dealer at http://www.manukahoneyus.com.

  13. Savvy Gorci says:

    I will try.

  14. Dianna L Justice-gudemoos says:

    can u use sugar free honey.

  15. Saniya Malik says:

    My hsbnd this big tummy this falet tummy plc koi farmula

  16. Anu Salya says:

    Additional Tips for weight Loss. If you feel that you are obese, consult a dietician, who will work out a diet chart based on your weight. If you follow that strictly, you are sure to see great results.

  17. Sky Bless Lonelyblue says:

    is it possible to lose weight with honey..im just asking how to used it is one table spoon of honey and one lemon..how much the water to put.

  18. Amila Iddamalgoda says:

    Benefits of Honey in Weight Loss……

  19. Christian Parore says:

    If you are going to expend more calories by doing exercise, then you need to eat more to feed your body, otherwise you are creating a deficit with the reduction in calories and the calories you burn while exercising. Leaving you with to much of a shortfall and not enough energy for the body to repair after the workout which will slow down your weight loss considerably.

  20. Anant Paliwal says:

    Please don't take dabur honey because its nt natural honey….its a chashni made from gur and other stuff. it will add fat and not decrease it.

  21. Shafna Jiffry says:

    is it good to have honey wthi warm water twice a day?

  22. Matthew David Halen says:

    It's clear cinnamon regulated blood sugar. This assists weightloss. Not complicated.

  23. Rashmi Shukla says:

    I m 26 year and my weight is abt 72 kg and tummmy fat is more so pls suggest me.

    • Mun Moon says:

      Hi Rashmi, follw ths trick and focus on your abs , even at home you can do like pulsing,crunches,ab cycling etc these are the best . Take pain m sure you will get great results

  24. Marty Winkler says:

    Is it required to use warm water or may you also use cold water?

  25. Sukanya Saha says:

    Please tell me is it really effective? and if it is, then after how many days you start observing the results?

  26. Judy Johns says:

    I've had severe sinus allergies most of my life. I took 10 allergy shots a month for 20+ years and they helped tremendously. I stopped the injections and started using LOCAL honey (from the are that you live in) every day. I DO NOT use any medications now. Rarely do I have any sinus issues. Be sure the honey is local and has not been diluted with syrup.

    • Tuesday Williams Bankston says:

      Wow…I heard of this before, but was not sure of trying it. I would have to go to the health food store to find the right honey for where I live right???

    • Cheriallyn Freewilson says:

      Tuesday Williams Bankston, yes, make sure that it is raw and unpasterized otherwise it's a waste of money.all the nutrients are killed in pasterized food.

    • Amber Cookman says:

      Tuesday Williams Bankston Or your local farmer's market :)

    • Anonymous says:

      Cheriallyn Freewilson – That's true, they are! The same for that so-called perfect white milk. pas·teur·ize [pas-chuh-rahyz, pas-tuh-] verb – to expose (a food, as milk, cheese, yogurt, beer, or wine) to an elevated temperature for a period of time sufficient to destroy certain microorganisms and nutrients.

  27. Claire Oclos Cumlat says:

    rai I search this for to decrease your weight in preparation to your wedding! hope this will be effective!

  28. Manpreet Grewal says:

    my weight is 151 pound and height is 5 ft only. how can I lose weight and keep that maintain that.

    • Brugette Taylor-Peters says:

      blend celery in blender, strain juice, add a chunk of aloe vera plant to the celery juice with a piece of ginger and drink this first thing in the morning on empty stomach and last thing at night before bed. trust me it works.

  29. Kharisma Choo says:

    I drink it rdy…..is really goooood…..

  30. Lana Lorenzen says:

    What's 7 to 8 kg in pounds? L.L. SLC, UT

  31. Deepak Gurung says:

    hope this tip is very useful for fatty………..

  32. Shannon Crowley says:

    Hi cutie! ox grammy

  33. Anu Salya says:

    My initial weight was 69.I did try this. but I reduced about 7 to 8kg with this formula..

  34. Shilpa Sri says:

    very usefull tips.

  35. Heena Chichkar says:

    have strted trying this 4m 2day let c wht d results trun upto………….

  36. Mary Arslan says:

    this is the great way to loss the weight especially for my stomach.

  37. Rageeb Mohammad says:

    Mary Arslan tell me what is way to loss weight ?

  38. Lian Fa Hsiung says: