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What are the dangers of eating too much honey at one time? Does honey give you a huge sugar high?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: Too much is too bad

Small quantities good for you.
Too much of a good thing applies to honey. There is a lot of fructose in honey, so eating too much could lead to weight gain, allergies, acne, diabetes, pancreatic cancer. And honey is slightly acidic, so if you chow down on it regularly, it could erode tooth enamel. The sweetness of honey and sugar is about the same. So the recommended serving size is too.

In brief: Too much is too bad

Small quantities good for you.
Too much of a good thing applies to honey. There is a lot of fructose in honey, so eating too much could lead to weight gain, allergies, acne, diabetes, pancreatic cancer. And honey is slightly acidic, so if you chow down on it regularly, it could erode tooth enamel. The sweetness of honey and sugar is about the same. So the recommended serving size is too.
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschner
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Simple sugar

Honey is a natural source of simple sugars: fructose, glucose, maltose, others.
4 cals/gm; easily absorbed (like other simple sugars), raises blood sugar like other simple sugars. Doesn't support bacterial growth ( a good thing), but can have spores of germ like botulism bacteria in it; so don't give it to infants or people with compromised immune systems.

In brief: Simple sugar

Honey is a natural source of simple sugars: fructose, glucose, maltose, others.
4 cals/gm; easily absorbed (like other simple sugars), raises blood sugar like other simple sugars. Doesn't support bacterial growth ( a good thing), but can have spores of germ like botulism bacteria in it; so don't give it to infants or people with compromised immune systems.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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