Maple Syrup! Is It A Healthy Choice?
There are many ingredients that you can include in your diet to remain healthy and fit. Maple syrup is one such option but there are few misconceptions related to it, questioning its healthiness. Here are few benefits of maple syrup.
Nutritional benefits of maple syrup
Pure maple syrup contains many nutrients like
- Zinc – (28 % of RDI) strengthens the immune system, maintains heart health, and promotes cellular growth and regeneration.
- Potassium – (6% of RDI) maintains normal blood pressure
- Manganese – (165% of RDI) controls cholesterol and improves mental stability
- Calcium – (7% of RDI) strengthens bones and teeth
- Iron – 7% of RDI,
- Magnesium – lowers the risk of cardiac diseases
- Riboflavin – aids metabolism and plenty of sugar.
Qualities of Maple Syrup
Maple syrups are one of the best options for cadeau corporatif bio because of its healthy properties. If you are looking for a gift for such occasions, maple syrup can be a smart decision but you need to choose the right one.
Maple syrup extracted by drilling the sap of maple tree and collecting the sap in a container. This sap is boiled until most of the water evaporates leaving behind thick sugar syrup. The impurities are then removed by normal filtration.
Maple syrups are available in two different grades namely A and B.
- Grade A
- Light amber
- Medium amber
- Dark amber
- Grade B is the darkest syrup of all.
Maple syrup and health
- Many antioxidants with anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties are found in maple syrup. Moreover, pure maple syrup does not contain any kind of allergen. However, they can be introduced during the time of processing.
- In addition to this, one must also know that excess consumption of the same can lead to problems like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiac complexities.
- Since the glycaemic index (the rate at which the body converts carbs into glucose) of maple sugar is 54, much lesser than regular sugar (with a glycaemic index 65). it is a better option for controlling blood sugar.
- Maple syrup contains a potentially beneficial compound called quebecol (named after the maple producing province Quebec), which slows down the growth of carcinogenic cells and breakdown of carbohydrates in the digestive tract. However, the proof to confirm the same, in test-tube is lacking.