Sugar Vs Honey ?
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Honey without a doubt. But if you happen to be addicted to the white stuff, it is important to know how it affects your overall health. Apart from the weight gain that predisposes one to diabetes, a study published by Stanford Medicine in the spring of 2013 found that "increased sugar in a population's food supply was linked to higher diabetes rate, independent of obesity rates."
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The smart diet is one which keeps those hunger pangs at bay while ensuring that one's energy levels do not drop. Studies confirm that depriving the body of food can lead the brain to assume that one is going through a period of starving. This results in lowered metabolism and higher fat storage. Plus diets that require one to survive on a single ingredient for days altogether are highly probable to lead to a serious nutritional deficiency.
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Hence smart choices like switching to Dabur Honey are important. Moreover Glycemic Index (GI) of honey is lower than that of refined sugar which means it wont spike one's blood sugar levels, an important factor when trying to lose weight. The processing done for honey is minimal which is why it retains its vitamins, trace minerals and other useful compounds.
Honey can be substituted for sugar in one's tea, lemonade, smoothie and milkshake with ease. Taking your cornflakes/cereals with milk ? Try honey instead of sugar. Or even the Overnight Oats with honey. Those delicious kormas and butter masalas take on a better flavour with honey as compared to sugar. Have a weakness for desserts ? Try a fruit salad tossed in honey and coated with taosted sesame seeds. Or even a Shrikhand that has honey instead of sugar.
Chef's tip - Add honey right at the end of the cooking process to get the maximum benefit out of it.
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