RE: Agave OK?
Posted Monday, April 9, 2012 at 4:44 PM
Are we allowed to have agave? I'm dying for some sweetness!
"Allowed"? You can do anything you want - none of us can stop you If you mean, is agave vegan, yes it is, it comes from a plant. If you mean, should I add sweetener, that's a different question. One thing is to maybe avoid adding any sweetener for this three weeks if you can, so your tastebuds can learn how sweet carrots, whole wheat, and other foods really are. Then decide. If it's a choice of having a little sweetener in your tea or losing it altogether and bingeing, have a little sweetener in your tea. Better yet, though, add a bit of all-fruit type topping to a piece of whole grain toast. Ever after just a week of no added sweetener, you might be surprised at how sweet a teaspoon of a fruit/fruit juice jam tastes or how sweet raisins can be in your oatmeal.