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Jennifer Ilana Ischayek, RD, and Mark Kern, PhD, RD, from San Diego University, analyzed four kinds of honey and found that they have slightly higher glycemic indices than sugar on a calorie to calorie basis. However because honey also contains antioxidants and has prebiotic properties it is better for you. In addition because the sugar composition is different from regular table sugar, Honey tastes sweeter than table sugar and less is required to get the same effect reducing a person's caloric intake.

 

Canadian Researchers from the University of Ottawa have examined the bacteriocidal effects of honey on biofilms formed by several species of bacteria involved in causing chronic rhinosinusitis, a disease that affects approximately 1 in 10 North Americans every year. The researchers found that honey was significantly better at killing Pseudomonas aeruginosa and MRSA (an antibiotic resistant bacterium) than conventional antibiotics. The authors conclude that topical treatment with honey may prove effective in fighting chronic rhinosinusitis. Read more.