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.
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