I’ve noticed an upswing in notoriety surrounding Agave Nectar & High Fructose Corn Syrup
There currently is a distinct advertising blitz touting the safety & wholesomeness of High Fructose Corn Syrup
(a majority coming from Genetically engineered crops – don’t mess with mother nature)
There is a smear campaign being launched against Agave Nectar
(which turns out is in some cases is having, you guessed it, High Fructose Corn Syrup and other things added to it)
So here’s the deal…. they’re both sugar!
Fructose (agave & corn) raise blood sugar levels but Sucrose (table sugar) tends toward spiking blood sugar levels (really bad for diabetics) so choose what ever is the lesser evil for you
We as Americans are addicted to sugar in it’s many forms (mine is Honey-Fructose). We really need to take a hard look at how many sugars we eat and how it affects our health. As an experiment for a week, read (or get) the nutrition info on all the stuff you eat. You’d be amazed at the amount of sugar.
Stevia is an ultra sweet herb alternative that can be used to sweeten many things but what I see in stores has usually been processed in same manner. If you want to experiment with stevia, buy some dried stevia leaves at a health food store. You can easily grind it into a powder in a coffee grinder. A little goes a looong way
Here are a couple reference articles but use your discernment to judge the authors motivation for writing the piece