Agave Nectar

By emta89 Latest Reply 2013-02-09 05:25:02 -0600
Started 2013-02-07 17:48:33 -0600

Okay so I've heard several things both positive and negative about using agave nectar with diabetes, what are some of your thoughts? Is it safe to use? Does it raise your blood sugar? I really would love to hear what everyone thinks. :)

10 replies

Lady.Grantham 2013-02-08 07:23:05 -0600 Report

I don't care for it … It actually made my sugars spike and then I dropped like a rock in water …I rather use monk melon :)

Gwen214 2013-02-09 05:25:02 -0600 Report

The fruit itself is sweet, and one fruit alone spikes up my blood sugar. That maybe used to drink if your having a low. Since its a nectar juice, also check the sugar content. There maybe added sugar.

jayabee52 2013-02-07 19:45:48 -0600 Report

Basically Agave nectar is simply fructose. Little different than honey. Fructose has a tendency to raise one's triglycerides, bad fats which can in sufficient quantity nay cause clots and travel to heart, lungs and brain.

I also have learned that some unscrulous manufacturers add HFCS to their "Agave" nectar because it is cheaper to produce and sell at a larger profit. (not to mention the GMO scare regarding most corn from which the HFCS is made)

The Agave Nectar DOES raise one's Blood Glucose (BG) levels but it will not raise them as high or with not as much of a spike.

But for me it is NOT something I would buy or knowingly consume. It is something that "hip" folks would buy at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's thinking they are doing something wholesome and important for the earth.

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