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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.