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Old 12-10-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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I don't know if this has been posted before, so I apologize if it has. . . is honey better than sugar in anyway?
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I don't think it is. I think you body recognizes them in the same way. I still feel better using honey though--plus I prefer the taste.
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Honey has antioxidants
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I have head that honey is better for you, plus as mentioned above, it contains antioxidants that are good for your blood.
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The difference is so slight as to be negligible. While honey does contain some antioxidants, there are lower calorie sources of those. Basically, honey is just another form of sugar with a slightly different flavor.
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What Manda said. Unless you plan to eat several cups of each per day, it's sorta a wash.

Honey is (usually) less processed than sugar (even natural, organic sugars), and it does contain antioxidants. It's also easier to buy honey locally and support local farmers, businesses, and so forth. So it would be a better environmental choice from that perspective.

OTOH, if you're Vegan, there are issues with the use of honey - from the involuntary nature of the harvesting, to the fact that bees do die in the process. In that case a natural cane sugar would be a better option.

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I never could eat honey - all I can think of is bee spit.
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The only real advantage I can think of is the lower environmental impact than sugar, due to all the processing that sugar goes through, and the fact that sugar may have to travel farther to get to you (it's easier to find local honey).

Other than the fact that it tastes so good with peanut butter. Yum.

Health-wise: exactly what everyone else said.
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I also heard that if you have problems with outdoor allergies, that you should seek out local honey, and eat a small amount every day. It is supposed to help with the allergies, because the honey will contain compounds from all of the local plant life in your area...

Some people swear by it...
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I don't know if this is actually true, but I have read that honey is "sweeter" than honey...while calorie-wise they may look the same by the teaspoon, it takes less honey to attain the same level of sweetness as the sugar so you don't have to use as much. I think this may bear out to some extent because I have noted that often in a recipe, if it says you can substitute honey for sugar, less honey is called for.
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It is sweeter, slightly. But it also has more calories per teaspoon (22 vs. 16, I think), so it all comes out evenly in the end.
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Hmmm...I should have said ABOUT the same calorie-wise by the teaspoon...but I'm thinking those 6 extra calories in my tea were not what made my rear end grow beyond my comfort zone.
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Sugar is refined and honey is natural
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Raw honey is better for you then the pausterized honey.
I prefer honey.
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I LOVE honey! I can drink it straight out of one of those cute little Sue Bear bottles!
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