health

Enjoy the surprisingly sweet health benefits of pure maple syrup

Saturday, December 04, 2010 by: Carolanne Wright
Tags: maple syrup, health, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
Elliot Rodger, like nearly all young killers, was taking psychiatric drugs (Xanax)
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Delicious
(NaturalNews) A recent study found over 20 compounds in pure maple syrup that support health, 13 of which are first-time discoveries. Several of these new compounds exhibit anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-diabetic properties. Maple syrup also has a powerful vitamin and mineral profile which furthers its health promoting capacity.

According to an article in the Science Daily, the study took place at the University of Rhode Island with Navindra Seeram who specializes in medicinal plant research. His aim is to educate the public about the benefits of diverse plant and berry foods along with natural products.

Seeram explains the research on plant antioxidant compounds:

We know that plants must have strong antioxidant mechanisms because they are in the sun throughout their lives. We already know that berries, because of their bright colors, are high in antioxidants.

Now we are looking at maple syrup, which comes from the sap located just inside the bark, which is constantly exposed to the sun. We speculated that the sugar maple is wounded when it is tapped for its sap, and that it secretes phenolics (a type of beneficial antioxidant also found in berries) as a defense mechanism.

As seen in the Journal of Medicinal Food, maple syrup has been shown to prevent diabetes and is a potent ally in slowing cancerous cell growth. Maple syrup has high levels of phytohormone and abscisic acid. These compounds encourage the release of insulin and improve the insulin sensitivity of fat cells which helps to combat metabolic disorders such as diabetes. A study at the Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi revealed that maple syrup may be more effective against brain, prostate, and lung cancer than broccoli, blueberries, carrots, and tomatoes. Laboratory research shows that, due to its concentrated form, maple syrup is more potent than maple sap with pure dark syrup noted as best.

Providing even more health benefits, maple syrup is nutrient rich in thiamine, manganese, and zinc. Adequate thiamine (B1) is essential for proper cardiac function, prevention of cataracts, and Alzheimer's disease. Thiamine also reduces the effects of aging and encourages proper digestion. Manganese is linked to energy production, proper thyroid function, sex hormones, balancing blood sugar levels, and the absorption of calcium. Manganese is also a strong antioxidant, protecting against free radicals in the body. One ounce of pure maple syrup provides 46 percent of the daily value of this essential mineral. Zinc helps protect the heart, controls diabetes, aids in wound healing, and helps to alleviate the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. Both manganese and zinc are powerful immune response boosters.

With a multitude of beneficial qualities, pure maple syrup excels as a sweet choice for supporting abundant good health.

Sources for this Article:

University of Rhode Island (2010, March 25). "Pure Maple Syrup Contains Medicinally Beneficial Compounds, Pharmacy Researcher Finds", ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 23, 2010, from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03...

Jean Legault, Karl Girard-Lalancette, Carole Grenon, Catherine Dussault, Andre Pichette, "Antioxidant Activity, Inhibition of Nitric Oxide Overproduction, and In Vitro Antiproliferative Effect of Maple Sap and Syrup from Acer saccharum", Journal of Medicinal Food. April 2010, 13(2): 460-468. doi:10.1089/jmf.2009.0029

Shannon O'Neil (2010,Jan 12). "Health Benefits of Maple Syrup", Suite101. Retrieved November 23, 2010, from http://www.suite101.com/content/health-benef...

Jason Ramsey (2010, March 22). "Scientists Highlight Health Benefits of Pure Maple Syrup", Top News. Retrieved November 23, 2010, from http://topnews.us/content/213963-scientists-...

Journal of Medicinal Food. 01/02/2010; ISSN: 1557-7600, OI: 10.1089/jmf.2009.0029.

"Thiamin", Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University.
Retrieved November 26, 2010, from http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/vitami...

"Zinc", Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University.
Retrieved November 26, 2010, from http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/minera...

Seema Adnani, "Health Benefits of Zinc", Organic Facts.
Retrieved November 26, 2010, from http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/...

"Manganese", Linus Pauling Institute, Oregon State University.
Retrieved November 26, 2010, from http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/minera...

Seema Adnani, "Health Benefits of Manganese", Organic Facts.
Retrieved November 26, 2010, from http://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/...



About the author

Carolanne enthusiastically believes if we want to see change in the world, we need to be the change. As a nutritionist, natural foods chef, and wellness coach, Carolanne has encouraged others to embrace a healthy lifestyle of organic living, gratefulness, and joyful orientation for over 13 years. Through her website www.Thrive-Living.com she looks forward to connecting with other like-minded people from around the world who share a similar vision.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.