Is Honey Better Than Sugar?


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Honey is marginally better than sugar in terms of health. This is because sugar is composed of 50 percent glucose and 50 percent fructose, whereas honey is composed of about 30 percent glucose and 40 percent fructose.

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Honey is slightly healthier than sugar because it is a more complex carbohydrate due to its composition. This means that it takes more energy for the body to break it down than sugar, so the body accumulates less calories from it. Honey is better than sugar because it contains small amounts of minerals, such as zinc and selenium, and some vitamins, whereas sugar contains none.

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