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."

The very perception of sweetness is a highly personal thing. For example, if you have spent a year or two outside India, probably in the States or in Europe, the first thing you notice when you land in India is the unpalatable sweetness of everything from the tea to the sweets brought in by your relatives. Even the much loved 'Gajar ka halwa' made by your mother may turn you off as being too sweet. This means one can alter one's consumption of sugar without missing out on all those favorite foods.

Ok. It is tough at the beginning. And as a foodie turned health freak and veteran food blogger who is very much focused on eating healthy, I can vouch for it. But what if instead of banishing sugar, one has an option to substitute it with something much healthier ? That is exactly what the Dabur Honey Diet proposes to do. It helps your weight loss by ensuring that you take a regular balanced diet with a little bit of tweaking to keep those extra calories at bay.

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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.


This post is written for Dabur Honey .


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