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Is it better to use honey in Tea/coffee than sugar?

Was wondering. Seem's like it would be but I have no facts to support it
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I've always put honey in my Green Tea, but i drink my coffee black

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I'll tell you, I've tried it in hot tea before and it tastes really odd. It doesn't work well in cold tea because it's really thick.
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I have always heard it was better for you.

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Rice Crispys + honey = best cereal made.

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Ok, maybe I should re-phrase. Is honey healthier for you than adding sugar to drinks?
I like honey in my green tea more than sugar
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Ok, maybe I should re-phrase. Is honey healthier for you than adding sugar to drinks?
I like honey in my green tea more than sugar
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Natural sugar (fruits, as well as honey) is far better for you than processed cane sugar.

"The best sugars are simple sugars, liberally supplied by nature in honey, fruits and vegetables. They require little digestive effort for assimilation. White sugar depresses the appetite, irritates the stomach, produces heart-burn, acid fermentation, gastric catarrh, indigestion, exhausts the pancreatic activity and thus leads to diabetes. The ravages of artificial sugar increase in proportion to the degree of its refinement. Refined sugar is not only irritating to the intestinal tract but to the skin. Grocers and people who handle sugar often suffer from skin eruptions."

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I can't remember the exact chemicals, but a few months ago I was reading an article saying that a Tsp of honey has a bunch of different chemicals that help with different cancers supposedly.

And I also believe that since honey is a natural product that is much less processed than granular sugar it is better for you in the long run

<---loves me some honey in tea
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Thanks. Honey it is.
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Thanks. Honey it is.
Not for me. I'll do the pink, blue, or yellow packets. I just prefer the taste of it in my hot tea.

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Not for me. I'll do the pink, blue, or yellow packets. I just prefer the taste of it in my hot tea.

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same here , honey still has sugar ..i stay away from anything that contains more that 5 grams of sugar ...SUGAR =BAD ...also some stuff in thoes packets are unhelathy as well, like sweet and low contains phenylanalyn (i think thats how its spelled) but it causes cancer in lab rats so ..i stay away from that ..
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same here , honey still has sugar ..i stay away from anything that contains more that 5 grams of sugar ...SUGAR =BAD ...also some stuff in thoes packets are unhelathy as well, like sweet and low contains phenylanalyn (i think thats how its spelled) but it causes cancer in lab rats so ..i stay away from that ..
No Phenylalanine does not cause cancer in rats, it was saccharin which is found in Sweet 'N low. Also, if you do your research about how large of dose they were giving the lab rats, it would be the equivalent of a 100kg human ingesting close to 0.5kg (~1.1 lbs.) of sweet 'N low per day for weeks.

Phenylalanine is only dangerous to very few people that have the disease PKU, in which their body cannot convert the amino acid phenylalanine into tyrosine.
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No Phenylalanine does not cause cancer in rats, it was saccharin which is found in Sweet 'N low. Also, if you do your research about how large of dose they were giving the lab rats, it would be the equivalent of a 100kg human ingesting close to 0.5kg (~1.1 lbs.) of sweet 'N low per day for weeks.

Phenylalanine is only dangerous to very few people that have the disease PKU, in which their body cannot convert the amino acid phenylalanine into tyrosine.
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Honey and table sugar have about the same sugar units. Both contain glucose and fructose. Honey has a few more calories than table sugar per same serving.

Since honey is "sweeter" you may use less but we're talking minimal calories here (about a 6 calorie difference per teaspoon.

The small amount of micronutrients in honey over sugar aren't really significant.

Bottom line... use what you like but using neither is better than using one or the other.

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Honey and table sugar have about the same sugar units. Both contain glucose and fructose. Honey has a few more calories than table sugar per same serving.

Since honey is "sweeter" you may use less but we're talking minimal calories here (about a 6 calorie difference per teaspoon.

The small amount of micronutrients in honey over sugar aren't really significant.

Bottom line... use what you like but using neither is better than using one or the other.

My post-workout recovery drink (for workouts lasting longer than 2 hours) is 16 ozs of skim milked and 6 teaspoons of sugar mixed in.
i bet honey instead of the sufar would taste better... i put honey in my post workout shakes... not to help recovery, just cuz it tasts good.
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i bet honey instead of the sufar would taste better... i put honey in my post workout shakes... not to help recovery, just cuz it tasts good.
I use sugar for a few different reasons, first it is processed faster, second because I'm trying to get a 4:1 carb/protein ratio in me as soon as possible. The sugar+skimmed milk combo does that.

I could buy different powders to get the same effect but the cost per serving over the homemade brew is huge.

But, yea, what it comes down to is taste, which you like better.

On the glycemic index honey rates about a 87 and table sugar rates about a 59. So in terms of "crashing" after ingesting the sugar, table sugar won't make you crash as hard.

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