Today Jennifer from Italy posted a comment asking if you can substitute grade A or C maple syrup for the grade B syrup recommended for the Master Cleanse, and if it’s alright to chew gum when you’re doing the cleanse.
I am writing to you from Florence Italy where I have lived for 13 years. I have started the Master Cleanse and today is my 4th day. I am doing really well, but have an emergency questionâ€¦I purchased Grade B maple syrup in the states, but apparently too little (I had not read the quantity in the recipe when I purchased). I have only been able to fine Grade C here in our health food storesâ€¦..is that ok? The same? Do I have to compensate in any way? The people in the stores have no clue as they do not carry Grade B only A and Câ€¦.
Alsoâ€¦can I chew gum on the Master Cleanse? I have not because I did not think so, but this white tongue thingâ€¦..
Thank you so much for your time!
As far as using grade A or C maple syrup it depends on the grading system. In the US we no longer have grade C for retail use, instead grade C is now “commercial grade” syrup.
As long as the maple syrup you’re using is all natural, and not some name brand like Mrs Butterworths you should be fine.
You also asked about chewing gum on the master cleanse, and that’s also fine as long as you don’t swallow the gum. A mistake some people make is to label the Master Cleanse a fast when in fact it’s a detox diet. The master cleanse lemonade has quite a few calories (about 100 per glass), and most of that is sugar from the maple syrup so a few pieces of gum throughout the day won’t hurt.