Honey for health?

Q. My teenage daughter wants us to switch from sugar to honey for health reasons. Is honey really any healthier than sugar?

A. People began to use honey as a sweetener long before cane and beet sugar came into use. Despite this long history, it's not clear if honey has particular health benefits.

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