Honey vs Refined Sugar: Which is Healthier for You?

 

Most people are caught with making the best choice between honey and refined sugar.

Some people want to add some sweeteners to their foods but they also want to have access to the right nutrients.

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Both sweeteners contain nutrients needed by the body, but during the manufacturing, table sugar loses most of those nutrients. Honey contains health-promoting minerals that you can’t find in table sugar. So, it makes more sense to choose honey. According to research, honey is good for people with diabetes than sugar.

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Refined sugar contains 100% simple carbohydrates (fructose and glucose), while honey contains 70% (fructose and glucose), which is at the appreciable amount the body needed. The body can process the fructose in honey because it’s lower than the amount in sugar.

Honey contains vitamins like Vitamin C, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Folate and Vitamin B5, as well as calcium, potassium, zinc, while refined sugar has none. Studies have also shown that honey contains some antimicrobial properties that keep the body healthy.

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While refined sugar and honey need to be consumed moderately, if you need to pick a more healthy sweetener, honey is your friend.

 

OLAMIDE AYENI

 

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