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  • By Dr. Lisa Good, ND

Agave Nectar Worse than High Fructose Corn Syrup!

This is such bad news! Agave nectar/syrup has been marketed as a healthy alternative to sugar especially for diabetics because it has a low glycemic index and doesn’t spike blood sugar.

While it is true that it does have a low glycemic index, what it does have is the highest fructose content of any commercial sweetener! The fructose content ranges from 70 to 97 percent, depending on the brand, which is FAR HIGHER than high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which averages 55 percent. It is important to understand that fructose does not increase insulin levels, which is not necessarily good as what it does do is radically increase insulin resistance, which is FAR more dangerous. In addition to insulin resistance, your risk of liver damage increases, along with triglycerides and a whole host of other health problems. To learn more about the dangers of high fructose corn syrup, watch this CBC video: To read more about the dangers of agave nectar, visit:


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