We all know that maple syrup tastes great on our pancakes. It definitely satisfies our sweet tooth and provides great flavor. But here are some of the natural components of Maple Syrup that may also be healthy for you.
- Polyphenols, plant-based compounds that work as antioxidants.
- Zinc, needed to keep your level of white blood cells up.
- Manganese to protect immune cells from inflammation.
- Calcium, Potassium and Iron are also found in maple syrup
Now, let’s be honest, maple syrup is primarily a source of sugar. Excess consumption of sugar can contribute to obesity, type 2 diabetes, tooth decay and heart disease. But if you can replace refined sugar with maple syrup, benefits will come with the great taste.