Maple Syrup..Nature's Natural Sweetner Is a Free Radical Fighter!
Maple Syrup...Antioxidants, you didn't really expect the two to go together did you?
What is maple-syrup? (as if you didn't know). It a natural sweetener made from the sap of maple trees. It is said to be one of the many wonders of the world.
How can you get a natural sweetener, and a health food combined?
Puzzled? I'll explain!
According to research, Maple-syrup contains important and hard-to-get dietary elements manganese and zinc.
It has been found that the manganese found in maple-syrup diminishes the harmful effects of
in your body’s cells.
In our bodies we have a key oxidative enzyme. It is called superoxide dismutase.
What does it do?
It disarms free radicals produced within the mitochondria (the energy production factories within our cells). What does it require?
Apparently one ounce of maple-syrup supplies 22.0% of the daily value for this very important trace mineral.
What does the zinc in maple-syrup offer in the way of health benefits?
Oh, and it's is also sweet for the male reproductive system too!
In fact scientists in America are calling it a 'one-stop-shop' relating to it's beneficial compounds.
Tests were carried out by boiling sap from the maple tree. It was discovered that it contained compounds which would help to manage Type 2 diabetes, as well as acting as anti-cancer and
In addition, the researchers identified fifty four compounds, twice as amny as the syrup was previously thought to have. Of those 54, five of them were discovered to be unique to maple-syrup.
Also many of the antioxidant compounds, which we know slows down the aging process and fights many diseses, aren't found in other natural sweetners.
In fact it is not called a one-stop-shop for it's beneficial qualities for nothing, just the sheer quantity and varied compounds identified, puts it in the superfood league status.
Some of these beneficial compounds are also found in
and red wine to name a few.
So, with a real potential for our health and great nutritional value, maple syrup has to be a natural choice if you want a healthy lifestyle.
Now head for your supermarket and stock up, because now you won't feel so guilty now when you pour it over your waffles, pancakes or French toast. Mmmmm!
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