View Full Version : honey water/tea vs. maple syrup water/tea?
09-07-2007, 06:41 AM
I would like to provide my brain a source of simple glucose during my first fasting experience. I've got a friend who recently completed a 40 day fast on honey water and claims this to be the best route for a variety of reasons. I have heard other folks choose maple syrup. any suggestions?
09-12-2007, 12:43 AM
While you do 'The Master Cleanse' which I always referred to as a 'responsible cleanse' read the book: The Master Cleanse/Lemonade Diet. It's not just any old 'maple syrup' it is specifically Grade B maple syrup which is filled with every single vitamin and mineral our body needs. Study online regarding the varying grades. It's a quick read. I bought mine at Wholefoods. Perhaps you can get your online. I did it for 11 days and have not been able to do it since, but it was a great experience. After reading this board I know that my next cleanse will be a green smoothie cleanse.
09-13-2007, 04:40 PM
Thank you for the info! I will go to my local co-op and find some grade B maple syrup!
09-14-2007, 08:03 AM
Last spring I tapped birch trees for sap which is very refreshing and healthful! I still have some in the freezer but I'm sure it's better fresh from the tree.
I might try a birch sap fast next spring or at least use it as a base for a green drink.
10-09-2007, 11:46 AM
the first tapping of the season yields syrup which is light in colour without all the many nutritive values of the darker grades of syrup. the one you want to use is the last tapping of the season... so nice and dark and full of goodness.
when i fast, i often add a master cleanse into the day, especially if i have to go out for awhile and don't have access to fresh juice.
10-09-2007, 12:01 PM
what time of the year is the last tapping?
my friend and i were just talking about doing some tapping.
im guessing that way it would have all the nutrients of the syrup but could be raw?
10-09-2007, 12:28 PM
here's an interesting link for you. they share their daily yield and what grade it is (lower down on the page)
10-09-2007, 12:59 PM
hey thanks :)
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