March 11, 2018

These Food Myths Make You Gain Weight

HONEY OR AGAVE IS A BETTER SOURCE OF SUGAR THAN HIGH-FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP

Sugar is pretty much sugar, and it doesn’t help anyone to think that honey, agave, brown sugar, Stevia, or coconut sugar are healthy. ‘From a weight-loss perspective, honey and agave are caloric,’ says nutrition and weight-loss specialist Adrienne Youdim, MD.

‘In the case of honey, it even has a similar glycemic index to high-fructose corn syrup—meaning there will be a rise in blood sugar following ingestion. The goal is to curb the use of sweets, not replace sweets when trying to lose weight.’

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