Agave

Agave refers to a family of plants native to the Americas. Nectar derived from certain species of the plants is sometimes used as a sweetening alternative to conventional sugar, though some researchers and dieticians suggest consuming it in large amounts could lead to complications and health risks due to its fructose content. Find out more about agave and agave nectar here:

White sugar in the coffee not cutting it? Check out these natural sugar alternatives to satisfy any sweet tooth— but remember, substitutes have some negatives, too.

Sweeten with white sugar or high-fructose corn syrup? Some gasp, but when it comes to agave, many like to really pour it on… and that's not the only way this natural sweetener can get dangerous.

Sweeten with white sugar or high-fructose corn syrup? Some gasp, but when it comes to agave, many like to really pour it on… and that's not the only way this natural sweetener can get dangerous.

White sugar in the coffee not cutting it? Check out these natural sugar alternatives to satisfy any sweet tooth— but remember, substitutes have some negatives, too.