3. Honey is better for you than corn syrup

If you think honey is healthier than corn syrup, think again. Honey actually has the same effect on the body as high-fructose corn syrup or cane sugar. All of these sweeteners are basically equal in terms of their effects on health.

People tend to think honey is more “natural” and less processed than sweeteners like corn syrup and white sugar. However, honey, cane sugar, and high-fructose corn syrup all have the same health effects. All three sweeteners have the same effect on blood sugar, insulin, body weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Despite the stigma surrounding corn syrup, it’s actually no less healthy than honey or sugar. The fact is, eating too much sugar has the same negative health effects regardless of what form that sugar takes. Whether it’s honey, cane sugar, or corn syrup, excess sugar consumption causes a host of health issues, increasing your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and impairing your cognitive function.

If you’re concerned about your health, focus on reducing your sugar intake. The amount of sugar you consume is what matters.