REAL FOOD CHALLENGE # 14 : DUMP THAT AGAVE
Agave is touted as this healthy and low glycemic sweetener, but in reality it is almost pure fructose. What does this mean? It means instead of your body using it for energy, your body metabolizes it in the liver.
This is why fructose is being labeled as a major contributor to the rising incidence of type 2 diabetes and non alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Which brings me to this weeks Real Food Challenge! Drop that Agave! I am challenging you to stop using Agave and buying agave sweetened snacks and trade it up for a healthier sweetener like honey, coconut sugar or maple syrup.
Don't forget though, sugar is still sugar no matter what kind you consume and it's best in moderation- regardless of the type.
I made a quick video for you explaining why you want to toss that Agave, I hope you will share it with everyone you know!
I need your help. Will you post about your participation on social media? Tag me (@realfoodology) and use the hashtag #RealFoodC