One tablespoon of table sugar contains 46 calories. One tablespoon of honey has 64 calories. Though honey may have more calories, we actually need to use less of it since it is sweeter than table sugar. As a result you will consume less amounts of calories than you would with sugar.
Sugar lacks minerals and vitamins & draws upon the body's nutrients to be metabolized into the system. Honey does not contain any harmful chemicals & is entirely utilized by the digestive tract.
Substitute half the amount of honey per measurement of sugar. So, 2 teaspoons of sugar for tea would be 1 teaspoon of honey. Also, substitute when recipes call for sugar.
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Honey will produce a significantly lower blood sugar response than an equivalent amount of sugar or other glucose rich starches. Dr. David Baer, from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center stated “Experimental evidence suggests that consumption of honey compared to other sweeteners may improve blood sugar control & insulin sensitivity.” Be sure to count the carbs in honey as part of your diabetes eating plan as both honey & sugar will affect your blood sugar level. A drizzle ontop of yogurt!
LOSE THE SUGAR ADDICTION! For the word "habit" substitute "addiction." When addicted to a bad eating habit, substitute it with a GOOD addiction. When I cut added sugars out of my diet I substituted with FRESH FRUIT at or after each meal. A favorite is a quartered apple with plain cinnamon on it.
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