HONEY OR AGAVE IS A BETTER SOURCE OF SUGAR THAN HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP
Sugar is pretty much sugar, and it doesn’t help anyone to think that honey, agave, brown sugar, Stevia, or coconut sugar are healthy. ‘From a weight-loss perspective, honey and agave are caloric,’ says nutrition and weight-loss specialist Adrienne Youdim, MD.
‘In the case of honey, it even has a similar glycemic index to high-fructose corn syrup—meaning there will be a rise in blood sugar following ingestion. The goal is to curb the use of sweets, not replace sweets when trying to lose weight.’