Organic Liaison Health Director Deborah Klein, M.S., R.D. answers your health and nutrition-related questions!
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For some of us, a big diet/health obstacle is the dreaded sweet tooth! It’s easy to forget that there are healthful sweetener alternatives to refined sugar. Consider: Agave nectar – sometimes called agave syrup – most often produced from the Blue Agaves from Southern Mexico, is a delicious sugar substitute that is good for you!
Agave is more slowly absorbed than is refined white sugar (which often causes weight loss sabotage). Agave’s sweetness comes from the sugar that is found naturally in fruits and vegetables. So, agave does not give you that quick blood sugar high, then terrible crash that refined sugar is known to give. Agave also contains ingredients to help the body absorb nutrients and to improve our immune system. Agave can also help reduce cholesterol, reduce fat absorption, and have anti-inflammatory effects.
A Sweet Change
Reduce calories, get health benefits, and satisfy your sweet tooth with our %100 Organic Premium Raw Blue Agave Necter – 1.4 times sweeter than refined sugar, so you don’t need to use as much. By making this one sugar substitution, you are saving yourself from unneeded calories: 1 Teaspoon of Organic Liaison’s agave nectar contains 20 calories and is considered a calorically FREE, and guilt FREE food (any food less than 25 calories is a FREE food); one teaspoon is a perfect amount to add to your Rescue Me mixture, your cup of tea with added Release Me, or to your high fiber cereal. Or try this Organic Sherry-Hazelnut-Agave Vinaigrette Recipe!