Sugar vs Jaggery/Honey: What’s healthier?

We all know that table sugar is one of the most refined form of carbs that we consume. Every gram of sugar can be considered as a gram of carbohydrate.

Sugar is considered bad for out health because it affects our good gut flora, too much consumption can cause obesity, insulin resistance and eventually diabetes.

But what about Jaggery & Honey?

Research says that Jaggery and honey both have the same effect on your blood sugar as table sugar does. In fact, the claims of jaggery and honey having a benefit to your health have been taken into practice as an excuse to continue eating sweet/highly palatable foods. “Its okay ya, it has jaggery in it, IT MUST BE HEALTHY”. “I think I’ll have one more, it’s a healthy food!”.

And yet, with the continuous increase in number on the weighing scale, they still wonder why they’re gaining fat.

The only sugar substitutes that are helpful for your weight and to keep your blood sugars in check are Coconut sugar, Stevia and certain artificial sweeteners.

Remember, it might be okay to eat jaggery and honey and maybe even table sugar but anything eaten in quantities more that required or recommended, it can still be harmful for your health.

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