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Substituting Manuka Honey for Sugar? Check Calories in These Other Foods Too

October 19, 2018


Whenever you finalize your decision to stick to a diet and fitness routine, with the ultimate goal being to lose weight, one of the easiest ways to get started is by monitoring your calorie count. Basically, calories are basic units of energy that can be found in every food group, and they’re essential for maintaining the body's basic metabolic rate and vital functions. The number of calories people need vary by certain factors, such as lean muscle mass, gender, age.

When constructing food ideas for a diet, it’s important to include healthy, nutritious foods, but it’s also important to know how many calories these foods have in order to moderate your calorie intake and portion control. To be sure you’re doing this, here’s a quick look at some typically healthy foods to incorporate into your diet.


As you might imagine, eggs are both very versatile and dense in nutrients, making them perfect as a breakfast food. They’re also commonly found in cakes, baked goods, sandwiches, stir-fry, soups, sauces, and ice cream. If you eat eggs regularly, it’s best to know something about their nutritional contents. One large 50-gram egg has around 72 calories, but the calorie count can certainly vary depending on size, with smaller eggs having fewer than 72 calories whereas larger eggs have more calories.


It’s important to remember that yogurt nutrition labels with “low-fat” on them don’t necessarily mean the product has a low number of calories. Plenty of yogurts that are considered “low-fat” are full of sugar despite being high in protein and calcium, giving them higher calorie counts than regular yogurts. When choosing, try some natural Greek yogurt, using fresh fruits or Manuka honey to add some sweetness if you’re in need.


Most people already include this calorie-dense dairy product in their diet, coming in various forms like cheddar, feta, cream cheese, cottage cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, and ricotta. Cheese is loaded with calcium and protein, which helps for gaining muscle mass as well as strengthening bones. However, make sure to keep in mind that fats in animal products are among the more calorific foods out there, so remember to moderate how much you eat.


While oats are known for being a diet food, they can cause weight gain instead, especially if they’re made with full fat or whole milk. This convenient health food has a deceptively high calorie count—a mere 50 grams of oats that are made with 300 milligrams of whole milk has around 372 calories in it. If you’re adding Manuka honey, dried fruits, or nuts, you’re also adding more calories in addition to greater health benefits, so you just need to make sure to balance out the rest of your food intake with it.

When trying to avoid sugar, switching to Manuka honey as a sweetener in a diet such as the one mentioned above is far healthier than using substitute sugar products. To learn more about Manuka honey or to get an order started, click here. And, remember, we offer FREE shipping on all orders of $150 or more.

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