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    How do we feel about Agave Nectar?

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    I found an ice cream called "coconut bliss" (cappuccino flavor) and the ingredients are organic coconut milk, organic agave nectar, organic fair trade coffee & coffee beans and organic vanilla beans.

    So I'm eating this anyway because it's delicious, buuuttt it raises the question of agave nectar in foods. How do we feel about this?

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    to be avoided

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    It's just about as bad as HFCS
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    ouch! it's that bad? why's that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by activia View Post
    It's worse than HFCS
    Fixed that for you.

    The big knock on HFCS is that is has a higher percentage of Fructose than Sucrose -- 55/45 for HFCS vs. 50/50 for Sucrose. Agave Nectar has an even HIGHER percentage of Fructose.
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    Woops! Well I will enjoy the sugar roller coaster while it lasts I suppose! It's actually a little frustrating how hard it is to actually know what's good for you and what isn't ... God I walk through the cookie isle and everything looks so healthy now a days! I feel bad for those who know even less than I do!

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    As Robb Wolf has said, agave should only be used to make tequila.
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    definitely crapola. i'd stick to raw honey, or hell, even regular sugar before i went to that stuff.

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    Ahh sooo annoying! When it first came out they made it sound like pure unicorn tears or something!

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    I still have that coconut chocolate energy bar sitting in my pantry, for this very reason. After finding out it was that terrible, I had to put an end to it. This was right after watching Dr. Oz's sham on how great Agave Nectar was.

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