Updated: Feb 19
Agave is not a healthful replacement for table sugar. While it is less harmful and more natural, people who are closely managing blood glucose should avoid agave.
The high fructose content can reduce insulin sensitivity and may worsen liver health. Agave is also a higher-calorie sweetener than table sugar. And it is NOT healthier than good, organic raw honey.
Honey is ultimately the healthier choice if you are deciding between honey vs agave. It's primarily made up of fructose, whereas agave has more significant amounts of glucose.
So now I choose honey over agave because it offers a wide variety of health benefits not found in other natural sweeteners. It is also better than agave nectar because it is: higher in antioxidants. Comment below if you knew the about agave nectar.