Fun Fact Friday:
My friend told me she had to quit eating honey because she can't have any sugars. It is a carb. But did you know these facts? Refined sugar is 100% simple carbohydrates from sucrose (50% fructose and 50% glucose). Honey, on the other hand, is made up of approximately 40% fructose and 30% glucose, with the remainder being made up from water, pollen, and other nutrients that refined sugar lacks. Honey has these fun bonus health benefits: •Lower Glycemic Index (GI) •Digestive Enzymes and Probiotics •Antimicrobial/Antiseptic Properties •Possible Allergy Benefits •Honey and sugar are relatively high in calories and carbs - in fact, honey has more calories per gram because it's also sweeter than sugar - but the makeup of those calories is what counts. Because honey is sweeter than sugar, you may need less of it. But it's still wise to keep a close eye on your portion sizes of honey. It is easier to digest than sugar!