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Is honey healthier than sugar?

Huffingtonpost posed that question to nutritionist Keith Kantor. The answer? Sugar is still sugar and honey consists mainly of sugar. Still, honey is slightly healthier.'

How does your body work? Your body converts food into glucose and then uses it as fuel. The more complicated it is for your body to convert your food, the more energy your body uses to convert it.

The composition of sugar Sugar is made up of 50 percent glucose and 50 percent fructose. Your body can easily break it down and what you don't need is stored as fat.

The composition of honey
Honey mainly consists of sugar, but the composition is different. It consists of 30 percent glucose, 40 percent fructose and the rest is a mix of other substances. This makes it more difficult for your body to break down honey, so that you ultimately consume fewer calories.

Another benefit of honey Honey sometimes still contains traces of minerals that bees picked up while flying from plant to plant. This concerns very small amounts of, for example, zinc, selenium or vitamins.

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