Sugar in any avatar is the same for your body. Be it agave syrup, honey or table sugar – in moderation they provide energy, but in excess they can elevate the risk of obesity, type II diabetes, heart disease and more.
Agave is a natural sweetener extracted from the tequila plant. It is grown in parts of US, Mexico, Central and South America and India. It contains a substance called saponins that can cause contractions in the uterus and result in miscarriage.
Otherwise known as agave nectar, medicine made from its roots, sap and juice is used to treat constipation, indigestion, flatulence, jaundice, diarrhoea, bruises on the skin and to promote hair growth. It is also used to promote labour in pregnant women and a beverage made from agave known as ‘Pulque’ is administered to breastfeeding women to increase milk production. However, consuming agave by mouth or its beverage is unsafe for pregnant and breastfeeding women as it can slow down weight gain of an infant and affect their mental health in the first 6 months of being born.