Sugar or honey?

Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by willydakid, May 30, 2016.

  1. quaker

    quaker New Member

    It is actually both beneficial to the body as long as they are both natural but I preferred the sugar. Because honey has it's distinctive sour taste that sometimes can be overpowering when you put too much on food or even if you just eat it raw. Unlike sugar that does not have any after taste even if you put too much,but as what I have said it is only better only if you will get the natural product.
  2. Carolb

    Carolb New Member

    I thought the obvious answer was honey and everyone in the universe had decided sugar was pure evil years ago. Then I remembered Baking. It is pretty hard to bake without sugar. So, if you're not a baker, honey for sure. But I can understand how someone who is a baker could pick sugar.
  3. jackiee1

    jackiee1 New Member

    Sugar vs Honey? Honey wins every time in my book. Why? for starters Sugar intake can spike high blood sugar levels. If consumed in huge amounts sugar can cause HEART DISEASE! As for HONEY it has many, many health benefits. To name a few consuming raw honey can aid in weight management, natural energy source, and ANTIOXIDANT POWER HOUSE, AND A GREAT FACE MASK..
  4. Finn88

    Finn88 New Member

    First off, honey is more expensive than sugar and therefore sugar may be your first choice if you want to choose what´s best for your economy. On the other hand, if you value your health more then honey is the favorite. Honey contains a lot of antioxidants that are good against cancer and is also good agianst infections or a cold. It is also benficial if you want to loose some fat. So there are a lot of benefits to it.
  5. damir isakovic

    damir isakovic New Member

    Authentic honey is far superior to sugar with a wide range of health benefits from minerals to vitamins.
  6. Mohamed Lachgar

    Mohamed Lachgar New Member

    Honey is better than white sugar
    A teaspoon of honey contains the amount of simple sugars and the same calories as a teaspoon of white sugar! The main difference is sweetness: honey is sweeter than white sugar, which reduces the added amount of it to sweeten coffee or hot drink.
    Honey is also known to contain antioxidants and some vitamins, but in small amounts does not contribute significantly to the intake of vitamins and minerals to the body. Since honey contains simple sugars, it should be consumed in small quantities in the diet. In order to get vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, you must rely on fruits and vegetables as a main source.
  7. KristianLim50

    KristianLim50 New Member

    Neither is "healthy". They are both pretty much exclusively sources of dense calories, with little nutritional benefit.

    Honey has an even higher fructose/glucose ratio than high fructose corn syrup (itself much vilified, at odds with reality, but I always find it strange that the bee-gathered version of the same chemicals should be treated so differently from the manufactured versions.) The fructose often gets blamed for failing to trip satiety sensors that pure glucose does. If you feel compelled to have pure glucose with no fructose, you'd do better with regular (non-HFCS) corn syrup.

    Beyond that relatively small difference in the fructose/glucose ratio, the nutritional differences are negligible. Honey contains trivial amount of vitamins and minerals, but to consume enough honey to make a difference means consuming far, far too many calories overall.

    Honey has some antibiotic properties, but they're as much about its hygroscopic properties as the antibiotic chemicals: a sucrose solution would work nearly as well. It is useful enough that it finds applications in external wounds, but will do little good taken internally. Which is a good thing, in fact: taking antibiotics when you're not ill makes you sick by killing off your natural gut flora.

    So neither honey nor sugar is particularly healthy. Consumed in small quantities, it does little harm in the diet, and you can consume either according to your taste. In large quantities, both are bad.
  8. dannypost

    dannypost New Member

    The most beneficial is honey, a natural honey. White sugar is not good for health. This is according to Medical studies. As much as possible avoid white sugar and fins an alternative. Estivia or brown sugar is the best. It is safer to take.
  9. joferaileensasuke

    joferaileensasuke New Member

    Honey is higher in fructose than glucose. Fructose is sweeter than glucose, so you may be able to use a smaller amount of honey in your food or drink without sacrificing sweetness. The trace amounts of vitamins and minerals found in honey may also have added health benefits.Raw, unpasteurized honey contains trace amounts of local pollen, which may help desensitize allergic reactions.Honey also provides additional health benefits:It may help kill off germs because it has antimicrobial properties.When used as a salve in gel form, it may help promote healing in wounds and minor burns.It may also help ease coughing and sore throats.
  10. Abundant777

    Abundant777 New Member

    In as much as possible we have to minimize the intake of sugar, in whatever form. That includes eating sweet chocolates, desserts, cakes, candies, soft drinks and anything made with sugar. Too much sugar makes our body sick. As a sweeter to my coffee, I only use honey because it contains a lot of nutrients. But of course, anything that is in excess is also bad.
  11. melnun

    melnun Member

    This may come as a surprise, but honey actually contains the same basic units as table sugar. Both types of sweet stuff contain sucrose, fructose, and glucose, but honey contains a higher proportion of fructose compared to glucose. There's also a difference in nutrient content — honey has trace amounts of some health benefits such as enzymes, amino acids, B vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, they’re in such low amounts that they’re unlikely to provide any health benefits when compared to table sugar. With all that being said, it’s difficult to say which sugar or sugar substitute is the healthiest, but any in small amounts are unlikely to pose much risk to your health.
  12. DxaDuxment

    DxaDuxment New Member

    Honey because it's healthy
  13. enormedaniel14

    enormedaniel14 New Member

    Honey is best than ever, if I were to choose I'll go with Honey. Honey has been used since ancient times as both a sweetener and medicine. It is a viscous liquid produced by honeybees and ranges in color from straw yellow to dark brown. The bees collect nectar from flowers and mix it with enzymes to form honey before storing it in honeycomb cells to keep it fresh. It's also best curing cough,allergy relief, easier to digest. While on the other hand what does sugar can do to your body? To answer straight forward the question, Sugar can kill human. It can Increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, you may get more problems for the liver. It can cause cavities, A high sugar diet is associated with less healthy and gut bacteria diversity. It may also increase the risk of chronic diseases. Insulin is the hormone that escorts glucose into our cells, and sends our cells the message to burn glucose instead of fat. If your blood glucose levels are chronically high, this eventually can lead to serious conditions like metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, obesity and diabetes. Sugar makes you fat. By this point, the answer to this question should be clear. Honey is not only an effective medicinal agent for certain conditions, but also offers some nutritional benefit such like antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, etc. While it should still be consumed in moderation, it is a far better choice than white sugar.
  14. Albrenny

    Albrenny Member

    Natural honey for me. It’s healthy for you and I enjoy the taste. Most of the home remedies I use for my health as well as beauty main ingredient is honey. I use honey way more than I use sugar so defiantly honey for me.
  15. anthonyferil

    anthonyferil New Member

    i choose Honey! honey contains natural sugars (80 percent), water (18 percent), and minerals, vitamins, pollen and protein (2 percent). It’s not surprising that honey has been called “the perfect running fuel.” It provides an easily absorbed supply of energy in the form of liver glycogen, making it ideal for energetic morning starts and as a pre- and post-exercise energy source.

    Studies at the University of Memphis Exercise and Sports Nutrition Laboratory have shown honey to be one of the best choices of carbohydrate to consume right before exercising. Additionally, studies have revealed that as a sporting fuel, honey performs on a par with glucose, which is the sugar used in most commercial energy gels.
  16. mitchyyy

    mitchyyy New Member

    Honey. Why?

    - Honey is way more healthier than sugar.
    - Honey has a lower GI value than sugar, meaning that it doesn't raise blood sugar levels as quickly.
    - Honey has more nutrients and less processed than sugar
    - Honey is easier to digest than sugar because regular sugar has to be ingested before being broken down. While in the honey, bees add enzymes to it that's why the sugars are already partially broken down, making it easier to digest.
    - Honey is sweeter than sugar, so you may use less of it, but is does have slightly more calories per teaspoon so it's wise to keep a close eye on your portion sizes.
  17. maryKD

    maryKD New Member

    Honey is a sweet, viscous food substance produced by bees and some related insects. Bees produce honey from the sugary secretions of plants (floral nectar) or other insects (aphid honeydew) through regurgitation, enzymatic activity, and water evaporation. Honey is stored in wax structures called honeycombs, and its healthier than sugar

    1. Nutrition Facts
      Amount Per
      100 grams
      Calories 304
      % Daily Value*
      Total Fat 0 g 0%
      Saturated fat 0 g 0%
      Polyunsaturated fat 0 g
      Monounsaturated fat 0 g
      Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
      Sodium 4 mg 0%
      Potassium 52 mg 1%
      Total Carbohydrate 82 g 27%
      Dietary fiber 0.2 g 0%
      Sugar 82 g
      Protein 0.3 g 0%
      Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
      Calcium 0% Iron 2%
      Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
      Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 0%
      *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  18. ley

    ley New Member

    I prefer honey for sure due to its benefits (health wise). Honey's natural properties also make it an excellent replenisher and a solvent; it opens the pores of blood vessels and eases menstrual discharge, forces out phlegm, and opens obstruction of the liver, kidney, and bladder. Traditional uses of honey have included honey mixed with lemon for sore throats. Honey coats the throat and reduces throat irritation. Research has already shown that honey blocks the growth of oral bacteria. Honey has also been used for stomach pains and problems. Modern research shows that honey is effective when used in the treatment of gastric or peptic stomach ulcers. Research has also revealed that honey is effective in the treatment of various wounds and infections because of its anti-microbial (antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal) properties.
  19. GlykaXing18

    GlykaXing18 New Member

    Natural honey is what I prefer, natural honey is very much healthier compared with other sweetener. It is even use for so many home remedies to achieve a healthy beautiful skin.
  20. Princess Margaux

    Princess Margaux New Member

    Honey is kinda healthier than sugar! If you really want a sugar in a healthier way, then you gotta eat a newly harvest sugar cane!
  21. bette

    bette New Member

    i choose honey and uses it as sweetener.back in my province its so easy to get and buy real native honey.its cheap compare to what i saw in the city..i also use honey to hydrates my helps lessen the wrinkle appearance..everytime my mom visits me,i told her to bring a bottle of honey..its last over ten years.
  22. glykahipe03

    glykahipe03 New Member

    I prefer natural honey over sugar because it is much healthier! As far as I know honey has so many health benefits, it contains vitamins and minerals. Do you know that it can even alleviate allergies and it acts as a natural cough and cold medicine? Putting honey in tea, coffee and milk even just a small anount won't sacrifice the sweetnes of your drink rather than sugar. I found some tips too that honey can help heal wound faster, it can even use as a natural beauty remedies for a healthy glowing skin?! Wow.. no wonder why honey is so wonderful!
  23. manz

    manz New Member

    definitely, HONEY!.. sweet and no artificial chemical added and its sweetness is incredibly healthy. it is even a suggestive remedy for some illness. its uses are so amazing because of its health content even if it is so sweet!
  24. upbeatcorner42

    upbeatcorner42 New Member

    Honey is regarded as a natural product while sugar is a man-made, highly processed product. Both of these sweeteners have glucose and fructose in them. Processed foods that contain high amounts of fructose will be converted to fat more easily than honey. If you are trying to improve your diet or lose weight, you should avoid those kinds of food products. Another key factor to consider is that the manufacturing process for sugar often eliminates many healthy components, such as protein, vitamins, minerals and organic acids giving honey as my preferred choice.
  25. gee

    gee New Member

    I will definitely prefer honey over sugar. honey contain lower glucose levels in comparison to sugar and so it will not raise blood sugar levels. having lived with diabetic patients honey is the best option. In terms of sweetness, honey is sweeter than sugar so you have to be careful so as to get the right portions.
  26. Dean Karlo Tobias

    Dean Karlo Tobias New Member

    I would choose to honey because it is more healthy than sugar and also has a medical healing agent that is good for us. Honey is a natural antibiotic, that could cure zits and internal wounds. It has so many uses it could be a cure for zits and it could be used a sugar especially in milk, tea, coffee etc.

    I use honey as a mask by just applying it to my face and leaving it for 15-30mins and after I rinse off my face, I can already feel and see the effect of the honey, I also use it when making tea instead of using sugar. Honey has so many uses that sugar doesn't.
  27. Leezandra

    Leezandra New Member

    Honey is definitely healthier than sugar. My personal experience is that I gain weight quickly by eating sugar (especially if your insulin resistant.) I went on vacation for 2 weeks and didn't keep track of what I ate for all that time and when I got home I gained 5kg! I nearly fell on my back. And what is even more depressing is that you can't shake it off that easy. Sugar not only lets you gain weight but is basically the source of most of the illnesses out there. It always comes down to sugar. I'm not one to preach but because I saw the effects it has on my body I would rather stay away!
  28. Em Jay

    Em Jay Member

    Pure honey is far superior to sugar. It has many health benefits and is nutritionally valuable. So, the most pertinent reason for you to choose pure honey is that it is good for your health, and free from harmful additives and processing. But there is a more important reason, looking at broader things than your own health. Using honey instead of sugar helps reduce mass-production, by-products, chemicals and waste. Buying honey from a local source contributes to sustainability and helps support your country, state, or suburb, and the local business you buy it from. Finally, buying honey (from a responsible source) helps support the bees.

    Bees are in crisis. The vegan solution, boycotting honey, does nothing to help. We need to support local beekeepers so they are able to keep and breed more bees, for the benefit of the amazing insect and also the future of mankind. Our health and survival depends on the health and survival of the bees. It's that serious.
  29. Jingkay2018

    Jingkay2018 New Member

    Honey is really better for clearer skin, weight loss and medication, for clearer skin ill just take a half lemon and put 3-4 drops of honey on it. Rub the lemon on your face, emphasizing trouble areas. Leave the honey and lemon mixture on your face for 5 minutes and then was it with cold water. You will be to see the results immediately. Additionally lemon juice will also fade other marks, spots on the face and honey will moisturize. For weight loss drink honey with lemon in one cup hot water drink daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach

    Better to use raw honey. Now go out and get some honey!

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  30. Lost93

    Lost93 New Member

    I personally prefer honey. There is nothing more beautiful than adding honey to tea. Sugar is made in factories, and bees make honey. It means it's a honey natural product that's why it's healthier than sugar. But of course, if a man puts his fingers in a natural honey, he can become unhealthy. Its nutritional value varies depending on where the bees were looking for food and depending on the variety and the different properties of the flowers that were available to them. Honey is very good for the diet, in combination with lemon gives an excellent drink for detoxification of the organism.

    The first advantage of the honey in relation to sugar is concentrated in carbohydrates. Crystal sugar consists of 100% sucrose, and honey consists mainly of monosaccharide glucose and fructose molecules. Honey also contains a solid number of high-quality proteins as opposed to sugar that does not contain them at all.

    The second advantage of honey in relation to sugar is its higher level of nutrients. Sugar contains no vitamins and contains very few minerals, while honey contains calcium, potassium, zinc, vitamins C and B6, niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin.

    After all, I've mentioned, I think most people will start to eat honey instead of sugar. Prefer to eat natural food, not industrial.

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