How to Use Agave to Aid Weight Loss

241 views
134 views

Published on

Published in: Health & Medicine
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
241
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
1
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

How to Use Agave to Aid Weight Loss

  1. 1. How to UseAgave to Aid Weight Loss
  2. 2. What Is Agave? • Agave nectar comes from the agave cactus • Agave is a natural sweetener • Agave has 60 calories per tablespoon • Agave is 1 ½ times sweeter than sugar
  3. 3. Benefits of Agave • Low glycemic index. • No sugar rush. • Feels more satisfying than sugar.
  4. 4. Artificial Sugar Alternatives • • • • • Aspartame Sucralose Neotame Acesulfame Potassium Saccharin
  5. 5. Natural Sugar Alternatives • • • • • • Stevia Whey Low Xylitol Agave Nectar Honey Blackstrap Molasses
  6. 6. Less Processed, the Better • Find something that is closer to its natural form • Natural sugar alternatives are better for you • Look for organic agave nectar for its purest form
  7. 7. Cooking with Agave • Agave is sweeter than sugar • Use smaller amounts of agave nectar • Add it to coffee or oatmeal • Bake with it
  8. 8. How to Bake with Agave 1. Lower oven temperature by 25 degrees Fahrenheit on regular baking recipes. 2. Add more dry ingredients. 3. Find a recipe that is designed for agave nectar
  9. 9. Use Some Moderation • Don’t eat agave nectar in large amounts • Too much agave can lead to insulin resistance and increased risk of heart disease
  10. 10. No Magic Formulas • Agave nectar decreases calorie content in food • Can help with weight loss • It doesn’t help if you’re consuming high calorie foods in general • Doesn’t substitute for fruits and veggies • For a better body, get the diet and exercise you need

×