Maple syrup health benefits?

Are there health benefits to real maple syrup? Here’s a video I did a couple of years ago looking at what research is showing.

One example of research is an April 2016 study in Quebec showing that
maple syrup had potential benefits for ALS patients. The lab study
showed that worms who were fed a diet high in maple syrup had lower
incidents of ALS paralyzation. Of course humans can’t consume all that
sugar, but researchers felt the results were promising.

Maple syrup extracts have also been shown to improve the efficacy of
antibiotics. McGill researchers in 2015 released a study indicating
that maple syrup extracts when added to antibiotics could improve the
antibiotics efficacy. The researchers indicated the clinical trials
would need to be done but this was a good start.

In 2016 a group of researchers released a body of research at the
American Chemical Society’s annual meeting showing support for the
beneficial effects of natural products on neurodegenerative diseases,
like Alzheimer’s. The findings revealed the potential protective effect
maple syrup may have on brain cells against damage.

In another study, researchers analyzed the effects of maple syrup on the
cell proliferation, migration and invasion of colorectal cancer (or CRC)
cells in order to investigate whether maple syrup is suitable as a
phytomedicine for cancer treatment. CRC cells that were administered
maple syrup showed significantly lower growth rates than cells that were
administered regular sucrose.

Maple syrup syrup researchers also found surprising results when it came
to the glycemic impact of maple syrup. At the International Society of
Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics annual meeting, researchers showed a
favorable link between maple syrup and metabolic health. They observed
a weak glycemic response to real maple syrup, which would be beneficial
at the metabolic level. Indeed, greater glycemic increases lead to
higher insulin demands, thereby contributing to pancreatic fatigue,
which in turn speeds up the development of type 2 diabetes.

Maple syrup also contains many antioxidants. If you looking for a
product to add antioxidants to your diet, maple syrup contains over 20,
13 of which can only be found in maple syrup.

As you can see, maple syrup is a complex sweetener and while more
research and studies are needed, the early results are promising. Your
purchase of real maple syrup from producers not can benefit you but
others as well.

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