One of the big enemies of those who follow a clean eating lifestyle is sugar. Sugar is a hard habit to break and luckily there are several sugar substitutes on the market. However, if you donít like sugar substitutes that are created in a lab, then you may opt for natural substitutes like stevia or agave nectar.
I have only recently heard of agave nectar myself as I was researching sugar substitutes after coming across the different ones available in the sugar aisle of the supermarket. I was wondering what other natural substitutes were available besides stevia.
The Facts About Agave Nectar
Agave nectar (also called agave syrup) is derived from the agave plant. If you are not familiar with the agave plant, it is also used to make tequila (Blue Agave). The syrup is commercially produced in Mexico. It is much sweeter than honey but less viscous.
It is popular for use as a sugar substitute and has a low glycemic index, but I am not sure how safe it is for diabetics. It is usually used as replacement for honey in recipes and is about 40% sweeter than sugar.
Overall, it seems to be a good natural sugar substitute but itís always good to do your own research. Have you tried agave nectar?
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