Need an example? Sadly, you don’t need to look any further than agave syrup. A best-selling item in health food stores and groceries for almost two decades now, organic raw agave syrup or nectar has been touted as a natural, processing-free, miracle sweetener, perfect for raw vegans, vegetarians, and even diabetics thanks to its low glycemic index. It truly is everywhere, from the raw cakes and lemonades at your favorite vegan restaurant to all sorts of “healthy” goodies at your grocery of choice. Here’s the shocking and downright disappointing truth, however: organic raw agave syrup isn’t what it’s said to be, and it’s actually not that good for you! Surprised? Convinced that agave is a healthy sweetener? Let’s debunk this persistent, aggravating myth.