September 28, 2011

Allergy Reduction and Lower Blood Sugar for Year 5772


It is a tradition for Jewish people to dip apples and challah in honey to bring a sweet new year. 

When picking a honey, I like to choose one that is local and unpasteurized with all of the benefits of being made with the pollens such as those from my own backyard.   It is said that having a spoonful of local honey a day will help to keep your seasonal allergies at bay.  I have put this to the test and believe that there is some validity to the theory. 

Another option would be to try Acacia Honey.  It has a pale color and a delicate flowery taste.  But the best part about it is that it has a remarkably lower glycemic index than that of other varieties of honey.

The glycemic index of a food is considered low if it is under 55.  The glycemic index for most kinds of honey ranges from 60-80.  The glycemic index for Acacia honey is roughly 30.  The glycemic index for agave nectar is between 15-21.  Pure glucose is 100.

L'shanah tovah.

Categories: Food for Thought