Created by: Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun (@ayovanelmer)
Modified by: Nanya Konwea
The debate about honey and sugar has been around for ages. This is a question often asked and this review episode with Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun on Eat Right Africa gives you a proper analysis on these two kinds of natural sweeteners.
Table sugar is a lot more processed than honey. Some kinds of honey aren’t even processed at all, especially the local types available in local African markets. Chemically, both honey and sugar are made up of glucose and fructose; however in most honeys fructose predominates and tends to make honey taste slightly sweeter than sugar.
There are so many hidden benefits to honey, to list but few
- Honey is an excellent energy booster
- Prevents cellular damage and boost’s memory
- Great for moisturizing the skin
- It improves your scalp and significantly reduces hair loss
- It is a good anti-cancer agent.
- Honey is great for hangovers (I bet a number of us do not know this).
Many food recipes favor honey, teas and herbal mixtures too. As great as these might seem, honey should be consumed in moderation. You should consider leaving sweeteners out of your meals gradually, especially if you are taking drugs for high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, or if you’re overweight as it could decrease insulin sensitivity.