7 Health Foods That Are Junk in Disguise
Agave nectar has long been touted as the ideal sugar substitute, taking the nation's Whole Foods (WFM) grocery stores by storm. It is frequently advertised as all-natural, low-glycemic, and “diabetic-friendly.” The reason it is so low on the glycemic index, however, is because it is 90% fructose. To give you some perspective, table sugar is an equal balance of fructose and glucose. High fructose corn syrup is 55/45. That means agave nectar has nearly double the fructose of the diet industry’s public enemy number one. The fact of the matter is that fructose is not your friend -- it has been known to wreak metabolic havoc, upset insulin levels, and raise triglycerides. Agave syrup is a champion of good marketing, not of good health.