Switch Honey for Refined Carbs Protects Rats from Hypertriglyceridemic and Prooxidative Effects of Fructose
I generally consider honey as a good alternative to many other types of sweeteners and recommend it often. This article supports my “Mother Nature knew what she was doing” concept in that, although honey does have a high fructose content, it does not result in the same negative metabolic effects as added fructose. Conversely, it actually seems to protects rats from oxidative damage in this study.
Nutrition.org — Abstracts: Busserolles et al. 132 (11): 3379