If your looking for some different sweeteners as an alternative to sugar on your weight loss journey, you might have come across agave nectar and wondered if it's slimming world friendly.
Agave nectar has 0.5 syns per teaspoon making it low in syns, you can have up to 30 teaspoons of this syrup before using up all your daily syn allowance.
In our syn guide below, we will take you through if agave nectar is good for weight loss, some syn values and some low syn alternatives to sweeten your drinks with.
At 0.5 syns for a teaspoon, Agave nectar is very low in syns making it a great low-syn sweetener choice compared to honey or sugar.
Agave nectar however is not that much lower in syns than sugar and is very high in fructose which is a type of sugar that is very bad for your health.
There is a huge range of brands which produce agave nectar, to help you compare syns, we've listed them down below.
If you find agave nectar to be too high in syns, there are plenty of other low-syn sweeteners to try out if you are trying to avoid sugar.
To conclude, agave nectar is low in syns, having 0.5 syns for a teaspoon, we would however suggest using the syrup in moderation since it is high in fructose which is bad for your health. To save syns we recommend using a sweetener such as stevia which is healthier for the body and sometimes even syn free on the plan!