-Honey versus Aspartame-

As we enter the last few months of 2017 and the holiday season approaches, many of us will prepare to celebrate with family and friends. Celebrations bring to mind all of the sweet treats that will be shared, and I began thinking of the different sweeteners now available to us in America.


Many people will look to reduce their sugar calorie intake and may consider using an artificial sweetener, such as Aspartame, to sweeten hot drinks or even purchase items that contain this non-nutritive, low-calorie item.


So, let’s take a look into which sweet product, honey or aspartame, might be the better choice for your sweet treats this holiday season…



Honey


Honey is a natural product made by honeybees that has been used as food and medicine for thousands of years. The National Honey Board states that there are over 300 unique types of honey available in America, which vary in color and flavor depending upon the nectar of flowers the bees visit. Honey contains many chemical compounds such as carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other organic and aromatic acids which are beneficial to the body. Let’s take a look at some…