A few highlights from Sally Fallon in the latest Wise Traditions:
- Agave Nectar is advertised as a “diabetic friendly”, raw, and “100% natural sweetener.” Yet it is none of these.
- Agave nectar is a newly created sweetener, having been developed during the 1990’s.
- Even though, like corn, agave is a starch and fiber food processed with enzymes, it does not require the label “High Fructose Corn Syrup”.
- While high fructose agave syrup won’t spike your blood glucose levels (due to its inulin content), the fructose in it may cause mineral depletion, liver inflammation, hardening of the arteries, insulin resistance leading to diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and obesity.
If you become a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation, you will receive the quarterly Wise Traditions Journal – I devour mine as soon as it comes. You can read the rest of this article there. (It’s $40/year unless you’re a senior, a student, disabled or unemployed, then it’s $25.)
By the way, there are a lot of intelligent commenters here at my site, and at the My Dark Secrets post, scroll down to the comments and you’ll learn a LOT more about Agave Nectar.
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