Wouldn’t it be sweet if you could eat sugar without worrying about health consequences? Well, you can. Raw honey, especially raw local honey, is similar to dates in that it is both a real food and the nectar of the gods. Honey contains amino acids, electrolytes, and a plethora of antioxidants in addition to sugar. It’s known for its inherent antiseptic properties as well as its ability to relieve allergy symptoms. Although honey has a higher fructose content than sugar, it has a low glycemic index, making it one of the better sugar substitutes. According to one study, replacing sugar with honey will help to lower blood sugar levels and discourage or aid weight gain.