Sweet Health Benefits of Maple Syrup

Sweet Health Benefits of Maple Syrup

Just when you thought enjoying maple syrup couldn’t get any sweeter, you can also pat yourself on the back for your good choices because not only are you choosing a 100% pure, natural sweetener, you are also reaping the many health benefits of one of nature’s most curative gifts.

Pure maple syrup is considered a superfood, high in the same antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties found in green tea, blueberries, and Omega-3 fatty acids.

Like many of us, you may be wondering, what even is inflamation?

Our immune systems become stimulated when our bodies recognize something foreign or invasive, such as disease-causing bacteria, allergens, or chemicals. The body reacts by increasing blood flow, (known as inflammation), and sending in cells from the immune system to attack the invaders. This is our body’s natural way of protecting our health.

However, when the body has chronic inflammation, healthy cells, tissues and organs can be damaged, leading to major diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer’s.

There are foods we can avoid such as refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and pastries, fried foods, processed meats, trans fats like margarine, shortening, and lard, as well as soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages.

Luckily, one of the best prescriptions to fight inflammation comes not from a pharmacy but from Mother Nature. A colorful diet including, tomatoes, leafy greens, fresh fruits, nuts, olive oil, fatty fish, and you guessed it…maple syrup, all contribute to a reduction in inflammation. 

In a comprehensive review ( to put it freaking lightly) by the National Library of Medicine on the nutritional, pharmacological, and sensory properties of maple syrup, an exhaustive list of research and evidence of the many benefits specific to maple syrup has been curated. If you want to learn words like “nutraceutical”, “organoleptic”, and “butylhydroxytoluene”, head over to the link to the article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10469071/ for allllll the information.

In the meantime, you can head to the link to our shop to refill your supply of 100% pure Beach Brothers Maple Syrup and check out our recipes page for some great ideas of ways to incorporate this super food into your diet.

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