Keeping blood-sugar levels managed can be a big challenge, especially around the holidays. It’s nearly impossible to avoid sugar completely but that’s also not necessary. If you make a conscious effort to bake sweets with less sugar or sugar substitutes, you can be taking a big step in a healthier direction. 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.” Don’t ignore that last line. The key here is that you use less. Happy baking!
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