This information warns that Agave is a real stinker yet a lot of people are recommending it. It has more fructose in it than high fructose corn syrup.
Rule of thumb is go with the best you can because the alternative is to go with a worse choice and hope for the best. Decide on one of the choices and do more research on it.
It’s always a good idea to search for specific people or conditions that might have bad responses.
Find a source you trust where you can turn for help and better than average recommendations.
Go to the next page and check your sweetener choices against the recommendations in this infographic.
Best Sugar Alternatives: An Infographic
We’ve written about how sugar can seriously ruin your health. From diabetes and obesity to creating cavities and wrinkles, there’s basically nothing good about too much sugar consumption.
And it’s easy to over-consume without knowing it: did you know that it’s recommended that women intake only 6 teaspoons of sugar a day, but that’s only about 1/3 a tin of Coke!
Given all the hidden sugars in everything from bread and tomato sauce to soups and sushi, it’s no wonder the average woman consumes around 22 teaspoons per day, and this figure (and our figures!) is growing.
Unfortunately, to keep expanding waistlines in check, many of us turn to artificial chemical sweeteners like NutraSweet and Truvia, which have both been associated not only with serious health risks including cancer, but also ultimately, with further weight gain.
There are more natural, alternative sweeteners that have become trendy, such as agave syrup and honey, but are these really much better?
Both still have quite a high glycemic index (GI), which can spike your blood sugar and lead to insulin imbalances and resistance, which can culminate in diabetes, weight gain, candida (yeast) growth and mood imbalances, reports Health Perch.
We’ve written about how pure Stevia is an excellent alternative, but this can be hard to find (though you can find it online). Also, it’s not always great for cooking with, and although it’s extremely low in calories, its slightly liquorice flavour isn’t to everyone’s taste…