Although the calories are relatively similar, honey is the healthiest and most natural substitute for sugar you can find. Even better, you don't need to use as much to hit the sweet spot of your liking.
Although a teaspoon of honey has about 6 more calories than a teaspoon of table sugar, the health benefits of honey great outweigh those 6 calories. What's more, honey is thicker in texture and sweater in density. You'll use a smaller quantity than you would sugar to option the same sweetness. Honey is also hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs moisture and makes for less dry baked goods and a more satisfying flavor. Honey is especially powerful when applied to fruit. It's best to use an even smaller amount than normal when sweetening your favorite berries with honey.