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Grocery Shopping Showdown

  • By Matthew Kadey, M.S., R.D.
  • Published Nov 12, 2012
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 4:13 PM UTC
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Honey vs. maple syrup

The champ: maple syrup

Honey has always been a favorite sweetener among athletes, but consider using natural tree goo more often to sweeten your oatmeal or DIY energy bars. Maple syrup has about 20 percent fewer calories than the bee sweetener, plus recent studies show it contains an array of unique antioxidants. But remember: Maple-flavored corn syrup is no way to adorn your pancakes.

RELATED: Are “Natural Sweeteners” Really A Healthy Alternative?

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