Keeping blood-sugar levels managed can be a big challenge, especially around the holidays. It is nearly impossible to avoid sugar completely and it is not necessary – however, one can make a conscious effort to make sweets with less sugar or sugar substitute to make it a little healthier. For example – instead of using refined sugar in your holiday treats, try replacing the serving with agave nectar!
According to the American Diabetes Association: “Agave nectar isn't carbohydrate or calorie free—it has the same amount of calories and carbs as sugar. But since it's a food with a low glycemic index, the syrup is less likely to raise your blood glucose levels as much as sugar or honey. Plus, it's sweeter than sugar, so you'll use less.” The key is that you use less.
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