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How to UseAgave
to Aid Weight Loss
What Is Agave?
• Agave nectar comes
from the agave cactus
• Agave is a natural
sweetener
• Agave has 60 calories
per table...
Benefits of Agave
• Low glycemic index.
• No sugar rush.
• Feels more satisfying than sugar.
Artificial Sugar Alternatives
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•
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Aspartame
Sucralose
Neotame
Acesulfame Potassium
Saccharin
Natural Sugar Alternatives
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Stevia
Whey Low
Xylitol
Agave Nectar
Honey
Blackstrap Molasses
Less Processed, the Better
• Find something that is closer to its natural form
• Natural sugar alternatives are better for...
Cooking with Agave
• Agave is sweeter than
sugar
• Use smaller amounts of
agave nectar
• Add it to coffee or
oatmeal
• Bak...
How to Bake with Agave
1. Lower oven temperature by 25 degrees
Fahrenheit on regular baking recipes.
2. Add more dry ingre...
Use Some Moderation
• Don’t eat agave nectar in large amounts
• Too much agave can lead to insulin resistance
and increase...
No Magic Formulas
• Agave nectar decreases calorie content in food
• Can help with weight loss
• It doesn’t help if you’re...
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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

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