Honey may also be useful before and during your workout. If you eat honey before exercise, you allow for a slow and steady release of glucose into the blood. This can keep your body from using its stored muscle glycogen as fuel. Sparing muscle glycogen can keep fatigue at bay. When you want to lose weight, honey is a good option because it neutralizes this effect, it is a good source of vitamins and minerals. Talking about other health benefits apart from weight loss, honey is a power pack of nutrients such as protein, water, energy, fiber, sugar, and various vitamins and minerals. If you're healthy, active and don't need to lose weight, then having some honey is unlikely to do you any harm and seems to be a lot less bad for you than sugar. However, people who are overweight, diabetic and struggle with their dietary load of fructose and carbs should probably avoid honey as much as possible.