Keeping blood-sugar levels managed can be a big challenge, especially around the holidays. It’s hard to avoid sugar, but maybe you don’t have to! One simple swap you can make in your baking is to use less sugar or sugar substitute to make a recipe healthier. For example – 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.” Just make sure you are indeed using less. Sweeet!
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