Three carbohydrates are considered to be simple sugars: sucrose, fructose, and glucose. Although you can't notice the difference taste-wise, they each have a different effect on your body.
Fructose Glucose Sucrose
Sugar:Sugar, table sugar, brown sugar, granulated sugar - however you may know it - is simply crystallized sucrose. It is about half glucose and half fructose. This means that while it is providing energy and flavor, large amounts can also turn to fat.
Honey:Honey on the other hand, has the potential to provide more nutrition. This sweet, golden substance that bees work so hard to make is a combination of fructose, glucose, and water. About 82% of honey is sugar. It contains trace amounts of vitamins and minerals, and is loaded with antioxidants. The darker the honey, the more antioxidants it contains.Furthermore, honey is typically highly acidic, which combined with its thick consistency have provided it with a very mild antibiotic potential.