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From: Lindy ( -75.70.224.35)
Subject: Agave Sweetner
Date: October 25, 2011 at 7:42 am PST

Joe included Agave in her article on sugar as one of the healthy alternatives to white sugar, even though Agave nectar/ syrup is basically high-fructose corn syrup masquerading as a health food. Actually its worse for you than corn syrup.... Agave nectar is a whopping 90% fructose. Research shows that itís the fructose part of sweeteners thatís the most dangerous. Fructose causes insulin resisitance and significantly raises triglycerides (a risk factor for heart disease). It also increases fat around the middle which in turn puts you at greater risk for diabetes, heart disease and Metabolic Syndrome (a kind of pre-diabetes For further information please read the article by Dr. Jonny, The Truth About Agave Nectar: Itís All Hype, by Dr. Jonny




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