Agave Nectar: The Bitter Truth About This “Natural” Sweetener

By Lissa Butler,

img class=”alignright size-medium wp-image-7227″ style=”margin: 10px;” title=”agave plant” src=”http://www.liveinthenow.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/iStock_000011959978XSmall-266×400.jpg” alt=”agave plant” width=”186″ height=”280″ />News and consumption of agave nectar in the U.S. was sparse until several years ago, when we suddenly became aware of its “health benefits,” and many health conscious individuals began using agave nectar as their natural sweetener of choice. … Continue reading

New No-Calorie Soda Made with Natural Sweetener

By Maggie Spilner,

I admit it. I like soda. I’m not a fanatic, but an occasional afternoon soda break with popcorn can refresh me; a bubbling can with a Friday night slice of pizza is a treat I enjoy. Since I don’t want the extra calories or the fructose or high fructose corn syrup used in many soda products, I rely on diet sodas. … Continue reading