Healthy Maple Syrup

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Maple syrup is sweet - and I am not just talking flavor. In our household, we use organic grade B for not just pancakes, but as a sweetener for tea and other recipes that call for sugar.

I originally started using it in the lemonade for the master cleanse. Now I just use it for lemonade since my kids love the flavor too.

One thing I want to point out is that there is a HUGE difference between this syrup and what we refer to as pancake syrup.

The pancake syrup is a modified version of high fructose corn syrup and not the healthiest of sugars.

This real stuff is good for your heart, cholesterol, atherosclerosis, immune system and so much more. This tasty tree sap has a number of nutrients in it, the most beneficial of which are zinc and manganese.

What Does Zinc Do?

Zinc has long been know as a beneficial antioxidant that helps support the immune system. However zinc also: 

  • Decreases the progress of atherosclerosis.
  • Helps with the proper functioning of cells and helps in the inner lining of your blood vessels.
  • Acts as an antioxidant
  • Helps to prevent the damage that occurs from fats like LDL cholesterol that are oxidized.
  • Supports immune function - many different types of immune system cells need zinc to function optimally.
  • Helps support the prostate - low zinc levels show a higher incidence of prostate cancer. Also helps reduce the size of the prostate.

What Does Manganese Do?

Maganese helps our bodies in a number of ways. In just an ounce of syrup, we are able to get 22% of the suggested daily amount of Manganese.

  • Is a co-factor for numerous enzymes used for antioxidants as well as energy production.
  • Supports the production of sex hormones, so is beneficial for reproductive health.
  • Acts as a co-factor for the enzyme SOD (superoxide dismutase), which fights free radicals within the energy centers (mitochondria) of our cells.
  • Helps SOD reduce inflammation so it aids in healing
  • Deficiency can result in lower levels of the good cholesterol - HDL.
  • Helps to stimulate the immune system.

The Difference

There is a huge difference between maple and pancake syrup. We are not only talking flavor here, but also the vital nutrients maple syrup has. Also, Grade B is less refined, and thus has a stronger flavor and holds onto more of the nutrients.

So put the pancake syrup back on the grocery store shelf and stock up on organic grade B maple syrup!

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