Desserts & Ice Creams

Agave, HFCS, and Some Banana Chocolate Dreams Fro Yo

Before I begin this post I want to answer I question I received about my yogurt post. I was asked why I don’t buy fat free yogurt. The reason is because I just don’t think it tastes as good as yogurt with a little fat. I don’t buy the full fat yogurt (because full fat yogurt typically has a lot of saturated fat) but I usually buy yogurt with about 3-4 grams of fat per serving, simply for the creamy texture and wonderful taste!

I’m glad everyone enjoyed yesterday’s Thurman Burger post! I loved reading about all of your recent indulgences. I was drooling the entire time

Sugar is Sugar
Agave HFCSThe other day I was contacted by our local NBC4 station to provide my thoughts on High Fructose Corn Syrup. While I don’t have a clip of the video, you can read the article here; High fructose corn syrup. If you read my blog regularly you know that I don’t really consider HFCS any worse that regular table sugar. It’s 55% fructose, compared to table sugar’s 50% fructose. Not much of a difference in my opinion. Need more evidence? I tweeted this article earlier this week.

What about Agave Nectar? A few weeks ago I tweeted an article about Agave Nectar, which confirmed my opinion that it’s really not any better for you than other sweeteners. To read the article, click here. The bottom line was this;

The bottom line is that refined agave sweeteners are not inherently healthier than sugar, honey, high-fructose corn syrup, or any other sweetener. Nutritionally and functionally, agave syrup is similar to high-fructose corn syrup and sucrose (Karo) syrup. It does contain small amounts of calcium, potassium, and magnesium, but not enough to matter nutritionally.

Question: What are your thoughts on HFCS and Agave?

Coming Up

Tomorrow I will also be posting a bit of info about the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Have you see the preliminary write-up yet? I will also provide a little update of my life. I’ve been quite busy!

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Hi, my name is Rebecca Houston and I am a writer. I write about health, healthy food and daily meal plan for various websites.
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