Do I Have to Use Grade B Maple Syrup?
I live in a small town and can't find grade B maple syrup anywhere. I have looked and looked. Can I just use another sweetener like honey or agave nectar?
Comments:Why Grade B Syrup Matters
Grade B maple syrup is actually very important to your success. First a short lesson on the USDA grading system.
Grade A syrup comes from early sap runs and is light in color. Grocery store syrups are almost always grade A. They are basically just a maple flavoring with little, if any, nutritional value.
Grade B maple syrup comes from the later runs and is darker in color and much more nutritious.
Grade C syrups are the darkest and richest.
Stanley Burroughs chose Grade B maple syrup for the master cleanse to supply minerals your body needs during the detox process.
These minerals include magnesium, sodium, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, copper, phosphorus, sulfur, and silicon. The syrup also provides vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and C along with pantothenic acid (vitamin B5).
Combine the grade B maple syrup with the cleansing power of vitamin-rich lemons and the mucus-dissolving action of cayenne pepper, and you give your body a nutritious detox drink that encourages maximum healing and fat loss.
Many people wrongly believe the lemonade is just a low-calorie drink with natural ingredients and that the goal is really just cutting calories and cleverly keeping hunger at bay. Nothing could be further from the truth!
The master cleanse is primarily a juice fast that supports your body's natural healing process. Eating less for a time encourages your body to put more energy into eliminating toxins, rebuilding, and burning excess body fat.
Honey, agave nectar, and other natural sugars will sweeten the lemonade, but only the grade B maple syrup provides the nutritional support. Grade C is even better, but a little more expensive and harder to find.
If you are not able to find grade B maple syrup in a local health food store, you can easily order online, often with free shipping.