Some experts believe high-fructose corn syrup is linked to diabetes and other health problems. Yet many consumers feel because honey is “natural,” that makes it healthier and doesn’t affect your health negatively like sugar or other sugar substitutes. But that’s not true. Sure, honey contains trace amounts of phytochemicals from its floral sources and the beehive, but the bottom line is honey gets broken down in the body into glucose and fructose in proportions that are very similar to sugar and high fructose corn syrup. That means honey affects your body in about the same way.
Health & Nutrition Letter from Tufts University