A Sweet Substitute

April 8, 2009

Do April showers have you feeling a little lethargic? Try replacing refined sugar with honey whenever possible! Mother nature’s springtime treat is full of natural fruit sugars that can help prevent fatigue during exercise. The glucose in honey is absorbed quickly by the body and gives you an immediate boost, while the fructose is absorbed slowly, providing longer term energy without the crash from refined sugar. On top of that, research suggests that honey can benefit your digestive system with anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial qualities. Try adding a teaspoon to your tea or on toast as a way to start your day off a little sweeter.