Sunday, April 11, 2010

Shocking News on Agave Nectar

Dr. Mercola recently wrote an
exposing article on the truth about Agave nectar. I've never liked the flavor of the stuff and much prefer to use Stevia as a sugar substitute. Keep in mind, not all Stevia products taste alike. One of the best tasting Stevia I have ever used comes from Stevia Canada. If you don't mind ordering from this Canadian company and waiting to receive your product over the mail, I highly recommend it. If you prefer to hop in your car and buy your Stevia locally, I recommend the NOW Brand "Stevia Balance" packets. Those are also of excellent taste.

Here is how Dr. Mercola begins his expose on the Agave nectar:

Many people interested in staying healthy have switched to agave as a safer "natural" sweetener. They want to avoid well documented dangerous sweeteners like HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) but are unaware that most agave is actually WORSE than HFCS.

This expose will offend many hard core natural health advocates because they have been convinced of the agave hype by companies that are promoting it.

Some have even criticized me for having “ulterior” motives. But nothing could be further from the truth. Although I do offer natural health products for sale on this site, I sell no competing products to agave.

Rather, I recommend other options such as stevia products. You can also use xylitol in small amounts or glucose which is sold as dextrose and can easily be purchased on Amazon for $1 per pound. I do not sell any of these products.

My only purpose for sharing this information is to help people understand the truth about health. In case you haven’t noticed, we have an epidemic of obesity in the US and it wasn’t until recently that my eyes opened up to the primary cause - - fructose.

I had similar epiphanies about omega-3 fats and vitamin D since I started this site, but this is the most major health appreciation I have had since I learned about vitamin D over five years ago. This is serious business and it is my intention to make the public fully aware of it and let you make your own choices.

Yes it is all about freedom of choice. It is hard to have freedom if you aren’t given the entire story, and up until now that has been the case with agave.


To read the rest of this article, go to the link at Dr. Mercola's website.

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