Honey is one of the things you must always have in stock because it’s great with everything. You can put it in desserts or tea, or even use it as a glaze. When buying honey at the grocery store, you expect it to be healthier than its alternatives because it’s more natural. What about high fructose corn syrup? Definitely bad for you, right? But what if I told you that honey isn’t better for you than high fructose corn syrup? Oh yes, you read that right.

A team of research nutritionists compared the health effects of honey and high fructose corn syrup and found that there were no significant differences between the two. This is a surprise since honey is always seen as the healthier alternative.


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So what exactly does this mean for your favorite sweetener?

Honey and other sugars are chemically similar, which means they do similar things when ingested. If you’re one of those people who puts it in everything, then unfortunately this means that you probably should cut it down.

Bottom line: Sweetener is sweetener, and no matter what kind you’re using, it should be used in moderation.


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