Fact 3

There is no such thing as “raw” agave. Though it’s promoted as a sap made from the yucca plant, it actually is extracted from the large starch agave root bulb through a complicated chemical refining process that uses GMOd enzymes to break down the starch into a refined sugar.

The highly refined agave nectar is chemically similar to High Fructose Corn Syrup, which has been known to cause mineral depletion, liver inflammation, hypertension, obesity, and even type 2 diabetes.

If you’re still scratching your head after reading this article, try brown rice syrup. This syrup is formed by culturing brown rice with enzymes. It is a slow-digesting sweetener, which allows the body to more readily use it as a source of energy.

1 Nutrition For Vegetarians. Agatha M. & Calvin L. Thrash.
2 Radical Medicine, Cutting Edge Natural Therapies That Treat The Root Causes Of Disease, Louisa L. Williams, M.S., D.C., N.D.
3 Radical Medicine.

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  1. …Except brown rice syrup has been suspect lately because of the high levels of arsenic. Maybe try something else.

  2. Is it really necessary to click three times just to read this entire article? Couldn’t all this have fit on one page? I’m about to start boycotting the click-through articles and any comment section that forces me to click after less than 50 comments to read the entire conversation thread.

    On topic: I’ve only tried agave once, and was just waiting for more information to come out about it. It always seems like there’s some new miracle food on the market that costs more that the foods we’ve been used to but somehow makes all previous food the new devil.

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