Honey has been used as a sweetener for centuries. Recent data indicate that honey consumption hay have beneficial effects upon glucose intolerance, a health issue currently affecting 57 million Americans of every age and ethnicity. In order to evaluate the glycemic effect of honey, we will compare its effect on blood with the effects caused by eating high corn fructose and sucrose. This study is being conducted by Susan Raatz, Ph.D., R.D. and Matthew Picklo, Ph.D. at the Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks, ND.
Participants will consume three types of sweeteners including clover honey, high fructose corn syrup, and sugar. Blood sugar will be assessed the start of each cycle and day 14 of each cycle. You will be asked to complete three cycles, so that you will receive each of the three sweeteners.