Is it better to have sugar or honey in your tea? Putting honey in tea is a much healthier choice than using sugar.
Does honey give you energy like sugar? White sugar has a GI of 65, while most floral varieties of raw honey have a GI that ranges from 35 to 55. This means that raw honey will provide more even levels of energy, over a longer period of time, as compared to white sugar.
Why is honey a better source of energy than sucrose? Honey is different because of the enzymes that are added to the nectar by bees that divide the sucrose into two simple sugars, fructose and glucose. These sugars are directly absorbed by our bodies and are easier to digest. The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how carbohydrates deal with glucose in the blood.
What is the energy content of honey?
|Per 100 g||Per 20 g serving|
|Energy||288 kcal/1229 kJ||58 kcal/246 kJ|
|– fructose (g)||41.8||8.4|