Agave Sugar vs. Regular Sugar – LESS CALORIES!
Agave sugar is sweeter than regular sugar which means that you can use less of it and get the same effect. Usually if you were going to use 1 cup of sugar, you would only have to use ½ to 2/3 cup of agave sugar. Therefore saving you around 250+ calories.
Granulated sugar has an average glycemic index in the high 60's, while agave generally scores under 30. Foods with a glycemic index lower than 55 are considered low glycemic foods. Foods lower on the scale are less likely to trigger the body's mechanisms for fat storage. Many individuals on a diet or weight maintenance plan find that agave is a healthier substitute for sugar.