The simple answer is no. Honey is garbage, just like any other sugar. It’s fast digesting with no health benefits and a ton of fructose. In fact, honey is almost identical to high fructose corn syrup. Table sugar is 50% glucose 50% fructose. High fructose corn syrup is usually 45% glucose and 55% fructose.
Honey is very similar to high fructose corn syrup in it’s composition. Honey usually has more fructose than glucose, like HFCS. In fact, 1tbsp of HFCS has 14g of sugar while honey has 17g. So if you’re on your way to fatty liver disease, you better think twice about using honey as an alternate sweetener.
If you’re going to compare honey to high fructose corn syrup however, there is some slight differences. Honey is much less processed. Honey is usually heated up to filter, but the process is much simpler than that of HFCS and sucrose (table sugar) so it isn’t as pure. There is a hair of fiber somewhere in there and maybe a vitamin or two found. Nothing anywhere significant enough to even mention. That’s like someone making an argument that cigarettes with filters are healthy and cigarettes without filters aren’t. Same shi’t.
Honey is just another worthless, unhealthy sugar that has no health benefits and is unhealthy. At least it isn’t agave. Now agave nectar is a whole other animal. It’s like 90% fructose or something insanely close to that. Do yourselves a favor and just stay away from sweeteners, natural or unnatural.