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It Turns Out Honey Isn't As Good For You As You Think

Whenever I go on health kicks, I make a conscious decision to put honey in my tea instead of sugar.

It's natural, it's sweet and it's healthy. Honey is a miracle!

But according to a new study published in theĀ Journal of Nutrition, everything I thought I knew about honey is wrong. Apparently, honey is just as bad for you as high fructose corn syrup.

For the study, researchers asked 55 participants to ingest a dose of honey, sugar or high fructose corn syrup for two weeks.

While participants' weight remained about the same, their triglyceride levels rose with all three sweet options.

In other words, a spoonful of honey is probably just as bad for you as a spoonful of white sugar or high fructose corn syrup.

While this is a small study and more research needs to be conducted before I throw my jar of honey in the garbage, it's always good to be suspicious of any form of sugar.

Diets high in sugar lead to energy crashes, weight gain and increased risk of dying from heart disease.

Yep, this is definitely a bummer. Excuse me while I go cry into my container of greek yogurt sans honey.

Citations: New Bummer Study Says Honey's Just as Bad for You as High-Fructose Corn Syrup (Women's Health)

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Leigh is obsessed with all things health, fitness and wellness. When she's not writing about healthy ways to cook with pumpkin and the latest fitness trends, you can probably find her running along the East River or blending up a green smoothie ...
Leigh is obsessed with all things health, fitness and wellness. When she's not writing about healthy ways to cook with pumpkin and the latest fitness trends, you can probably find her running along the East River or blending up a green smoothie ...

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