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SUBSTITUTE YOUR SUGAR TOOTH

I am sure most of you have heard about the honey loving character Winnie-the-Pooh. I can’t remember an episode where he didn’t indulge in a hand full of honey.  ”Maybe we should have taken better note to his love for honey”, was the first thing to pop into my mind when seeing “The Honi Pot” sachets for the first time.  Maybe Winnie knew best after all. Honey truly is good for you, Not hands full, but just the right amount.

Here’s some interesting health benefits I found. Honey prevents cancer and heart disease, it reduces gastrointestinal disorders and it is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal. Honey increases athletic performance, reduces cough and throat irritation, regulates blood sugar levels and is known to be a natural probiotic.

Increasing athletic performance got me wanting to know more. Honey consists of only about 1.5g of sucrose, and the rest is fructose and glucose. Glucose is absorbed quickly by the body, giving the body an immediate boost of energy (commonly referred to as a sugar rush). Meanwhile, the Fructose is absorbed more slowly, providing energy over a longer period. This is particularly relevant for athletes or people engaging in sport, due to the provision of both short and sustained energy. Whereas granulated sugar consists of 100% sucrose, which raises blood sugar levels quickly, but do not sustain energy levels.

Lets take a look at the nutritional comparison of honey and granulated sugar.

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From the tables, you can see that honey has 304 calories, whereas granulated sugar provides 387 calories per 100g. Granulated sugar is 100% carbohydrate derived from sugars. Honey carbohydrates is also comprised almost entirely of sugars, but with 1 calorie provided by protein. However, the types of sugars inside honey are entirely different from those found in granulated table sugar. These are just a few good reasons to start substituting your granulated sugar intake with honey.

I’ve tried the honey sachets from The Honi Pot and really love the sweet taste of their honey. I don’t use granulated sugar anymore, so I often find myself craving something sweet. Instead of using sugar again, I now use their honey to sweeten my tea.

You can order their product 100% pure South African honey online at The Honi Pot.

Try it and let us know what you think about this product.

Love,

Arina xx

*All views & opinions are that of my own. Products as well as outcomes differ from one person to the next.

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