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The truth about agave nectar

lauraemily:

saltandfat:

Agave nectar is one of those silver bullets that’s appeared, mostly in so-called health foods, in the wake of increased public consciousness about high-fructose corn syrup. Don’t believe the hype, processed sugar is processed sugar, whether it comes from corn, cane, beets or cacti. (Chef’s hat tip to Marco for the link)

ha! i was explaining this to someone last night!

too much fructose = insulin resistance (this is bad)

The truth about agave nectar

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lauraemily:

Child Diabetes Blamed on Food Sweetener

Just because fructose is a “natural” sugar, don’t think it’s safe:

Fructose bypasses the digestive process that breaks down other forms of sugar. It arrives intact in the liver where it causes a variety of abnormal reactions, including the disruption of mechanisms that instruct the body whether to burn or store fat.