I have heard for years that I should reduce my sugar intake, this is really hard because I loooovvvvveeee sugar.
From candies to ice cream I love them all.
Just tell me that you have chocolates for me and you would see a huge grin on my face.
So knowing my weakness for sugar I tried to find an alternative, one that offered the same sweetness but with less health risks.
I researched saccharine, stevia, coconut sugar and honey.
Honey seemed to be my best option for the following reasons
- It is natural.
- Full of antioxidants
- Full of vitamins and minerals.
So filled with thoughts of the healthy sweetness of honey I overindulged.
But there is a downside to sweet â€œnaturalâ€? foods and that is they are usually high in calories.
1 teaspoon of honey contains about 21 calories compared to 16 calories in a single teaspoon of sugar.
Though honey contains minerals and vitamins they are in minute quantities so you have to eat a lot to get its health benefits.
Sugar consists of two types of sugars, which are glucose and fructose fused together while the glucose and fructose in honey are separated.
So honey and sugar are basically the same, the recommended daily consumption of sugar for women is 6 teaspoons while men is 9 teaspoons.
So if I thought drinking my tea with honey was an excuse to have honey-flavored tea, boy was I wrong.
Photo by phasinphoto. Published on 10 February 2016
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