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Agave: What’s the Scoop About this Sweetener?

Agave syrupOne of the most frequently asked questions I get is about agave, the honey-colored liquid that’s popular with many health-minded people.

Inevitably, the subject of agave comes up whenever I lecture or take on a new client.

Generally, these health-minded people have heard wonderful things about agave, especially that it’s low on the glycemic index.

You, too, as a health-minded person — I assume you are since you’re reading this blog — may want to know:

  • Is agave safe?
  • Can I use agave as a sugar substitute?

For those of you who are fans of agave, my short answer is this: I don’t recommend it.

Learn more about agave here.

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One thought on “Agave: What’s the Scoop About this Sweetener?

  1. The glycemic index is hugely problematic and misleading. Absorption rate is not the issue. Fructose content is the issue, making agave one of the worst possible substances you can use in large amounts. It’s similar to HFCS-90, the most vile of all forms of refined sugars BECAUSE it is low-glycemic and therefore high in fructose – a low-glycemic carb. Plus, fructose is sweeter than glucose and triggers a stronger addictive response than other sweeteners – a big problem for sugar addicts no doubt. Agave is not a health food.

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