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I was wondering, since I'm on the cleanse, I suppose I'm not supposed to have any honey, not even raw, in my tea, since it's a type of sugar. Is this correct? I don't really like green tea by itself. Can I sweeten it with stevia? Are other caffine-free herbal teas allowed? I usually mix something slightly sweet or spicy, like a fruit tea, with my green tea.

Fri. Jan 13, 7:40pm

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I don't know of any cleanses that prohibit stevia- but I would avoid any stevia that has maltodextrin while cleansing (although personally, I would avoid them all the time anyways). Krisda is an easily available brand of powdered stevia, and my personal favourite is Sweetleaf liquid stevia by WIsdom Natural. I've got the plain, as well as lemon, vanilla, chocolate raspberry, cinnamon, grape, apricot, and peppermint. I get them cheap at

Honey while raw and natural is still high in fructose, and it's reasonable to limit it's consumption.

Friday, January 13, 2012, 10:00 PM

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Lipton brand "Green Tea Intense Mint"

Look for green tea blends. Or mix green tea with spearmint or mint teas. Lipton has a green tea, "Green Tea Intense Mint" that is Ah-mazing!

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 3:34 AM

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Agave Nectar is a sweetener

Read your post and got inspired to buy Agave Nectar as a great natural plant based sweetener. Also bought powdered barley green to add to my water and Pao D'Arco tea to improve immunity. I cannot make myself like green tea, so I have purchased the green tea/pomegranate combo just to mask the taste. When I wanted to cleanse, I fasted for 7 days. Don't recommend going for more than 3 days.

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 5:41 PM

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Agave isn't any better than Honey. I for one won't touch the stuff. It's fructose. Anywhere from 60-95% fructose. Raw might be less, but even then I won't touch the stuff.

100g of an apple (a small apple) has 6grams of fructose. 100mg of agave nectar can easily have 80g of fructose. Your one tbsp of agave nectar has the same sugar (but little to no nutrients and certainly no fibre) as 3 small apples.

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 7:34 PM

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