I am now in my late 60s and was advised to reduce my sugar intake. Kindly let me know if I can switch to honey to replace the sugar?
Sanni (by SMS)
Because honey is lower in fructose and contains other trace minerals, it’s processed and absorbed more slowly by the body than refined sugar. This means longer-lasting energy and a slightly less of a spike in blood sugar, which is easier on your body and digestive system. Then, when you combine honey with the healthy fats found in our bars and cookies, you get an even slower release of the sugar in your body. A serving of honey contains small amounts (around 1% daily value) of Vitamin C, Niacin (Vitamin B3), Folate and Vitamin B5, as well as calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, iron, and manganese which are lacking in sugar. Although honey may be better than sugar, both can have negative effects on your health when used in excess. If you have diabetes or heart disease, or you’re concerned about managing your weight, speak with your doctor and dietician about your dietary needs. They can work with you to develop the best nutritional plan for you.