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Is there a reason why i cant drink regular tea sweetened with Agave?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 18, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Ok I realize I am probably get voted down for asking this but oh well. Is there a paleo reason I cant drink just regular old Luzianne tea slightly sweetened with light agave syrup? Its a nice break from water and coffee and so far all the green tea I have tried tastes like it has been filtered through a sweaty gym sock so some brand recommendations there would be greatly appreciated as well.

Thanks!!!

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on April 19, 2011
at 01:12 AM

Because your body doesn't know the difference between agave and table sugar? Try HINT water if you are looking for some flavor.

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on April 19, 2011
at 12:47 AM

I'd disagree with this. If you must have sweet, have rice or tapioca syrup. Paleo? No. But fructose free.

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on April 19, 2011
at 12:39 AM

also fructose, more 'paleo'.

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on April 19, 2011
at 12:14 AM

agave gets metabolized directly to fructose .........not good. Agave is really bad stuff.

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on April 18, 2011
at 11:41 PM

The issue isn't with the tea but with the agave. Have the Luzianne with stevia if you must sweeten or be brave and go without.

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on April 18, 2011
at 11:38 PM

maybe try a squirt of fresh lemon or orange in your tea - i found that helped me - now i drink it without the citrus, but it was a good way for me to wean off the sweetness

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on April 19, 2011
at 12:34 AM

if you must have sweet try raw honey.

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on April 19, 2011
at 12:47 AM

I'd disagree with this. If you must have sweet, have rice or tapioca syrup. Paleo? No. But fructose free.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on April 19, 2011
at 12:39 AM

also fructose, more 'paleo'.

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on April 19, 2011
at 12:31 AM

1) agave 'nectar' is actually highly processed 'syrup'

2) I.E. it is pure sugar

3) it is 70-90% fructose which is a 'toxin' I.E. Processed in the liver and linked to vldl and other bad metabolic byproducts and syndromes like fatty liver disease

4) it is worse than HFCS! It should be called high fructose cactus syrup

5) pure cane sugar is a better choice!

6) why the heck do you have to have something sweet? Sweet=cheat!

7) bottom line: it ain't paleo, paleo 2.0, Archevore, or even Primal: it's a scam.

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on April 18, 2011
at 11:38 PM

Google agave syrup. That crap has even more fructose than HFCS and is highly processed.

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on April 18, 2011
at 11:36 PM

To avoid sugar.

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on April 19, 2011
at 01:13 AM

Nothing better than warm tea with a spoonful of honey every now and then. Add lemon and its to die for. Rare treat.

You might have to build up to it, but start lessening the level of sweetener (whichever is your particular poison) day by day. Eventually, you won't even need it.

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on April 19, 2011
at 01:03 AM

Seems like a little raw honey would be the thing to use...especially if it's just something you have once in awhile. After all, out in the wild, if you're brave enough and want to get stung you can just stick your hand in a hive and get "honey"...that seems pretty dang cavemannish to me.

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on April 19, 2011
at 12:31 AM

Try Tazo Vanilla Rooibos or Calm. I also like Coffee Bean's African Sunset (maybe Sunrise - something like that). All are naturally free of caffeine and naturally a little bit sweet.

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on April 19, 2011
at 12:04 AM

Agave syrup is probably the worse sweetener in the market. You're "better" off using sugar or HFCS :/

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559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on April 18, 2011
at 11:41 PM

some paleos hate agave b/c some paleos hate fructose, which is what agave nectar is mostly comprised of.

you can do whatever you want.

plain ol' black tea is fine, but you might want to lose the sweetener. it gets easier.

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on April 18, 2011
at 11:37 PM

you liver will hate you. I save mine for wine.

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on April 18, 2011
at 11:37 PM

agave is told for being a worse sweetener for having high fructose content. AGAVE is a complex topic to do some research on. and interesting.

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