Uh oh! These foods aren't as healthy as we thought (via @WomensRunning):

Uh oh! These foods aren't as healthy as we thought (via @WomensRunning):

Agave nectar seems natural because it comes from the cactus plant; therefore, it would appear to be healthier than high-fructose corn syrup. However, this isn’t necessarily correct. Agave comprises more fructose than any other sweetener (70 to 98 percent!), while high-fructose corn syrup is about 55 percent. Fructose in concentrated amounts is dangerous because it is metabolized much differently than glucose. Like alcohol, fructose is entirely broken down in the liver—while only about 20 percent of glucose is—and directly converted to the type of fat that is stored in the belly. Belly fat is the most threatening type of fat to heart health. Fructose consumption is at an all-time high because of its prevalence in processed foods.

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