I decided to do more research, and thankfully, at the same time, RenegadeHealth.com showcased their stance on agave nectar (and then a great, more in-depth follow-up video was released the following day) - and these confirmed what I was finding. Agave is not something I should be indulging in! In fact, I am eliminating it from my diet, along with all of the other sweeteners. I will only use things like dried and fresh fruit for my sweetening needs. Feel free to comment, or to check out the raw blog I love (I am not raw, but do eat a lot of raw foods): Renegade Health!
The decision is not based solely on Annmarie and Kevin's blog, but I do give them a lot of credit - they are typically 'right-on-the-money' and in line with the way I view things. They reference nutritionists, doctors, holistic health gurus, etc. I don't always agree with everything they talk about, but I do a lot of the time (90%?), and this is one of them. :)
No more agave for me!
(The first video gives some brief info on agave, the second one goes into more detail. I recommend watching them in order.)
(Video: Renegade Health on agave nectar, take two, *video one is not included in my post*)
(Video: Renegade Health on agave nectar, take three)
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