Because Agave is a low glycemic index food. The glycemic index for Agave and other sweeteners is as follows:
- High fructose Corn Syrup: 62
- Table Sugar (Sucrose): 58-65
- Honey: 46 to 83
- Xagave: 30 to 35
Now, although honey (RAW honey - of course) has a higher glycemic index I still feel that it is the healthiest option.
Because A) people have used honey for thousands of years B) I feel that honey was meant for the use of man (and bears) and given to us by a loving Heavenly Father and C) honey is known to be an anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal substance.
I do use agave in moderation - raw, organic agave - and feel alright using it.
But as always - it's best you do the research yourself and come up with your own conclusions. Some resources for agave are:
I'm thinking that perhaps I might use more of the honey, sucanat, and stevia instead! Hmmmm...