Greetings! I became a member after about a year of following the blog because I am beginning to have questions that don't seem to be answered anywhere.
This one is about Agave nectar. I incorporated it in small quantities in place of sugar after seeing it in Mark and his wife's food journals and recipes. I read up on it and saw that it has a lower glycemic load than sugar while tasting sweeter. Awesome! I was so excited that I wrote a post for my gym's little blog: http://fahbg.wordpress.com/2009/10/14/introducing-agave-primal-ambrosia/
But now I am reading that it is highly processed, that all the fructose will lead to fat storage, and that basically it is the devil in a bottle. See CrossFit Invictus' post here: http://www.crossfitinvictus.com/blog/2010/02/wednesday-february-3-2010/
So what's the deal? CrossFit Invictus says to use honey if absolutely necessary. If so, why do Mark and Carrie use Agave?
I understand that ideally we would not add sweetener to anything, but sometimes we just need something to taste good - something that's not fruit.
So what's a primal sweettooth's best bet?