100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 127,071

Information on Agave Syrup.

Monday, October 05, 2015

I had posted below a blog on Weight Loss Tips but I need to amend something about what I found out is no longer viewed as a good alternative substitute for using sugar. Here's part of a blog written by Dr. Oz:

"We used to think that because agave has a low-glycemic index and doesn’t spike your blood sugar like regular sugar does, it would be a good alternative for diabetics. But it turns out that although agave doesn’t contain a lot of glucose, it contains more fructose than any other common sweetener, including high-fructose corn syrup. Initially, we thought moderate amounts of fructose weren’t unhealthy, but now we know better."

Dr. Oz also mentioned it to remove it as a staple or use very little of it. He recommended raw honey.

Ok, ok, just one more thing I need to use less of.

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • no profile photo CD12065559
    Despite what they say Agave seems to help my sugar. I been reading up on the lasted news on Agave and it says not to use. I am not convinced by what they say. For now I will continue to use Agave. I understand your concern. Have a great weekend!
    1994 days ago


    A friend of my older brother
    lost 60 pounds in 6 months.
    He said he only cut out bread
    and used agave for tea, etc.
    No exercise outside of
    normal life

    I got a small bottle. It wasn't
    sweet enough for my taste and
    I had to use quite a bit.
    Ended up throwing out half and
    going back to Splenda.
    Now I use Stevia

    Have a Terrific Thurs

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

    2037 days ago
    There are 4 grams in 1 teaspoon.
    2043 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6687446
    I love cinnamon. I'm very glad to hear that something I like isn't bad for me! emoticon
    2045 days ago
    emoticon I have been hearing a lot about Cinnamon and it's Health Benefits. I always add it to my Oatmeal when I cook it at home.
    2045 days ago
    Doesn't any simple sugar spike the blood sugar level? Isn't that why it's better to have sweets in the form of fresh fruit rather than processed food? emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2045 days ago
    Great article! Anytime you care to share with the team, please feel free to write under my health tips on the forums. These are very useful. Keep up the great work.
    Jill emoticon
    2046 days ago
    Nice article. Thanks for sharing :D

    2046 days ago
    How much is 6g of cinnamon?? I put a shake or two in my coffee daily... am I close???
    2046 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.