Originally Posted by 4evermom
I've heard agave is pretty bad, like HFCS.
A lot of it is also adulterated with HFCS, because the demand for agave has outstripped the supply. Kind of like we've been seeing with adulterated olive oil. There is a finite amount of it in the world, and the amount on the store shelves exceeds the amount of it being grown.
As for whether or not sugar can be addictive, absolutely. But for many people it's not just about "sugar", but also refined carbs and even grains. When I was eating grain free, I could take or leave sugar. Even when I was limiting grains to brown rice once or twice a week, I could take or leave it. But add in bread, tortillas, or any other form of processed grain, or when I started eating grain more than very occasionally, and the sugar cravings are back full-bore.