The top 4 benefits of maple syrup
Maple Syrup > Refined Sugar
Consuming refined sugars and artificial sweeteners, while they may be calorie-free, contribute to bloating, constipation, weight gain, depression, leaky gut, and other digestive disorders. Maple syrup can be a much better alternative to use in baked goods, oatmeal or smoothies.
Syrup contains high amounts of zinc and manganese. Zinc can help fight illness and improve immunity, while manganese helps boost energy and metabolism, blood sugar regulation, brain, and nerve function. Maple syrup contains a substantially higher amount of antioxidants in comparison to refined sugar or corn syrup. These antioxidants are beneficial for reducing free radical damage that can cause inflammation and contribute to the formation of various chronic diseases. Whenever possible, select darker, grade B maple syrups since these contain more beneficial antioxidants than the lighter syrups do.
Probiotics get all the credit for supporting a healthy gut, but prebiotics help feed probiotics, making them just as essential. Pure maple syrup naturally contains prebiotics, which helps sustain a number of probiotics.
Maple syrup fights inflammatory diseases like arthritis, IBS, and heart disease. Maple syrup reduces oxidative stress, which is responsible for aging us at a quicker rate.
Consider swapping your refined sugars for organic maple syrup. This was the only sweetener we used in our healthy gluten-free and vegan cookies and they were absolutely delicious, our parents couldn't believe that they were free of sugar, dairy, wheat flour, and eggs.